The Deliberately Fraudulent History of “The 1619 Project” [Video]

1619 Project, NY Times

It didn’t take the New York Times long to implement their newest strategy in the Left’s holy quest to dispose of President Trump. Their intent to pursue a plan labeling Trump and his supporters as purveyors of ‘pseudo-racism’ and ‘white supremacy’ is beginning with a large false premise they are spending hundreds of thousands of words to promote.

It is called “The 1619 Project,” and it is a deliberate attempt to revise American history and portray America as founded upon slavery itself. It is a series of articles, a photo essay, and poems presented in the New York Times Magazine that total 100 pages.

This ambitious effort carries its title because 1619 is the year when the first slaves were sold at the Jamestown colony in what would become America. This publication happens to be both 400 years later and just in time to begin maligning the nation prior to the 2020 elections.

The Fake News Deliberately Tells Fake History

Fake News, N.Y. TimesThis initial offering of the Times race-baiting history series proposes that we should re-view the America founding from 1619 instead of 1776. The claim is that America’s founding actually began with slavery and racism, moreover that America was built upon slavery and the racism that has outlived that horrible institution.

The “1619 Project” supports this contention with some factual information, for example specifically about the contributions of blacks in all of America’s wars. However, though facts are given, the whole truth is not.

There are some very glaring omissions from the list of black Americans who have bravely served in the United States military. For example, the lone mention of a Revolutionary War black soldier was Crispus Attucks, yet the following brave fighters were left out.

James Armistead was a spy for Lafayette who had access to General Cornwallis’s headquarters. Back in 1996, the New York Times wrote about the First Rhode Island Regiment, who fought at Newport and Pine’s Bridge, and in a regrouped form, Yorktown. By one account, one-quarter of the American forces at the battle of Yorktown were black. The 1619 Project does not mention the Battle of Yorktown.

There is an amazing number of facts which would tell an accurate history and are left out of the “1619 Project.” Here are a few other such omissions concerning black Americans who have served the nation in military service.

There’s no mention of the Harlem Hellfighters fighting in World War One, and no mention of Dorie Miller’s heroism at Pearl Harbor. The horrors of the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male are discussed, but the Tuskegee Airmen are never mentioned.

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Dedication of Tuskegee Airmen Historic Museum

It is beyond comprehension that a group of black soldiers who were so renowned as to have a major movie made about them is not mentioned in a purported historical account like this. It seems that tales of heroism on the battlefield by Americans of African descent don’t quite fit the portrait the “1619 Project” is trying to paint.

But the fake news history doesn’t stop there. Here is a partial list of famous black Americans who have contributed to our history in enormous ways up to and through the civil rights movement of the 1960s, that are simply left out of the “1619 Project.”

Harriet Tubman-founder of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War.
Sojourner Truth – a prominent abolitionist during the Civil War
Jesse Owens – Olympic athlete in the 1936 games
Jackie Robinson – First American of African descent in Major League Baseball
Booker T. Washington – Prominent intellectual and advisor to American presidents
Rosa Parks – The famous woman who refused to give up her seat and “go to the back of the bus,” in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. This triggered the beginning of the civil rights movement by spurring Martin Luther King Jr. to lead a yearlong boycott of buses in Montgomery.

The obvious question is this; How can any true account featuring the struggles of black Americans throughout history not include these names? The answer is that this can only happen if what is being produced is a revised history to be used as propaganda for a malevolent cause.

The “1619 Project” is Designed to Justify Claims that Everything Is Racist in America

racism, 1619 ProjectThe historical propaganda of the “1619 Project” is designed to advance the false narrative that America was born as an inherently racist nation that, despite all the progress toward racial equality in America, remains racist today. They try to do this by questioning what it is that made America’s real founding exceptional.

Where the 1619 articles go wrong is in a persistent and off-key theme: an effort to prove that slavery “is the country’s very origin,” that slavery is the source of “nearly everything that has truly made America exceptional,” and that, in Hannah-Jones’s words, the founders “used” “racist ideology” “at the nation’s founding.” In this, the Times steps beyond history and into political polemic—one based on a falsehood and that in an essential way, repudiates the work of countless people of all races, including those Hannah-Jones celebrates, who have believed that what makes America “exceptional” is the proposition that all men are created equal.

There are those who claim that since slavery isn’t outlawed in the original Constitution, it was evidence of essential racism. However, that ignores two critical facts.

First, though slavery wasn’t outlawed outright, the Constitution did provide for the future outlawing of the slave trade. Article 1, Section 9 prohibits Congress from making any laws against maritime trade until 1808.

Second, as Professor Charles Kesler points out to Mark Levin in a recent interview, the first day the Congress could outlaw the slave trade according to the Constitution, they did so under this clause. That was a portion of the Founder’s vision to gradually remove slavery by lawful and peaceful means.

1619 Project, socialismRewriting history is always a perilous proposition because it paves the way for future tyranny. It has been used as a prominent tactic by all Socialist and Fascistic movements from Marxists to National Socialists, aka Nazis, in modern history.

The same motivation lurks behind the New York Times’ efforts at fraudulent, fairy-tale American history. The editors and authors of this Leftist bastion publication believe that if America can be portrayed as a racist nation throughout history, people will realize that the nation needs to be “fundamentally transformed,” as former President Barack Obama declared just before assuming office.

It doesn’t concern the Left that the historical narrative presented is patently false and based on false assumptions. All that matters to them is setting and controlling the narrative so that enough people believe the lies to aid in overturning liberty in the land.

It doesn’t matter to the Left that pushing the ‘racism is endemic to America’ myth could easily result in violence that threatens to racially divide the country and perhaps permanently damage the fabric of society. The one thing that matters now for the Left is to eliminate the biggest obstacle to their plans of domination and that is President Trump and all of his supporters.

It Is Also Designed as a Weapon Against President Trump and His Supporters

The “1619 Project” is intended to set the basis for racist attacks against President Trump and all of his supporters ahead of the 2020 election. Hints of this have been around throughout Trump’s first term.

1619 Project, LeftismFor instance, witness the retorts of Leftists to the Trump campaign motto, Make America  Great Again. The response was and remains a disdainful “America was never great!”

The “1619 Project” reinforces that dismissive claim with bogus historical evidence that itself dismisses some of the most noteworthy accomplishments of black Americans in history.

Another dangerous tactic of the Left, especially of the Leftmedia in particular, has been enlarging their hatred of Donald Trump to include his supporters. There has been a flood of vitriol over social media castigating Trump supporters and even calling for violence against them for the better part of the last four years.

It is seen on protest signs, featured on CNN and MSNBC and the networks, and actual violence has been committed against individuals simply for wearing a red MAGA hat! Moreover, in an excellent article last summer by John Nolte, he catalogs over 600 incidents of violence and harassment against Trump supporters from September of 2015 to July of 2018.

One of the best refutations of the claim that America is racist comes from one American of African descent who supports President Trump and proudly believes in the actual and potential greatness of America. He was confronted by a Leftist woman who saw his Make America Great Again  hat and asked, “When was America great?”

This man’s stern and valid defense of America’s greatness is a fine example of how all supporters of the President must respond to these Leftist attacks. The “1619 Project” is but the beginning of the onslaught against Trump and all who stand with him.

As supporters of the President, we must know and defend the truth that America is exceptional today because it was declared at her founding that indeed, “All men are created equal.” That was and remains a rare and exceptional ideal which America has striven to fulfill as no other nation on earth has and we have come closer to doing so than any nation on earth.

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

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Journalistic Bias and Pseudo Racism: The Case of the New York Times [Video]

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A very revealing transcript from an internal “town hall” meeting at the New York Times was reported on in the Friday, August 16th, 2019 issue of Newsbusters online. The transcript reveals two Leftist principles combining to herald a new and alarming era in the history of the Times and perhaps in mainstream journalism as well.

One of those principles is well known to conservatives. The other is not as recognized, but it is a very important, and dangerous, weapon of the Left.

The Poorly Hidden Principle: Journalistic Bias

It is hardly surprising that the Leftmedia is extremely biased against President Trump. This journal has covered the topic of Leftist bias in journalism on several occasions.

Journalistic biasIn fact, the transcript of this N.Y. Times internal meeting shows the same level of focused bias revealed by CNN in Project Veritas undercover videos from 2017. In those videos, a producer at CNN, John Bonifield, was asked about the cable network’s seeming obsession with Trump and the Russian ‘collusion’ narrative.

The producer gave an example of just how much CNN was focusing on the Russia narrative:

The CEO of CNN said in our internal meeting, he said, good job everybody covering the climate accords, but we’re done with that, let’s get back to Russia.

The Executive Editor of the N.Y. Times, Dean Baquet, couldn’t have given a more fitting example of the same bias against the President than the way he started the meeting.

Executive Editor Dean Baquet began his remarks by boasting about coverage of Russian collusion conspiracy theories. “We built our newsroom to cover one story, and we did it truly well,” Baquet said. “Now we have to regroup, and shift resources and emphasis to take on a different story. …to write about race and class in a deeper way than we have in years.” Baquet declared “Chapter 1 of the story of Donald Trump, not only for our newsroom but, frankly, for our readers, was: Did Donald Trump have untoward relationships with the Russians, and was there obstruction of justice? That was a really hard story, by the way, let’s not forget that. We set ourselves up to cover that story.”

There you have it, folks, straight from the horse’s mouth. The most revered newspaper in the nation, if not the world, was laser-focused on the Russian ‘collusion delusion’ and then, along came Mueller and “his” report and the goal of taking out Trump was dashed.

Mueller collusion delsusionThis focus wasn’t for the sake of simply reporting the facts. This pervasive phony story from the Leftmedia extended into every part of both Trump and anyone remotely associated with him.

The lynchpin of the Left’s effort to destroy Trump was the Russia-collusion hoax, and that has now been effectively countered by the truth reluctantly presented by Mueller’s testimony. A trustworthy unbiased newspaper would do two things.

They would apologize for their false reporting and vow to get back to real news without the goal of removing the President from office. The N.Y. Times doesn’t qualify as trustworthy or unbiased, so of course, they used the rest of the internal meeting to instead look for another way of falsely condemning President Trump.

The Emerging Principle: Omnipresent Pseudo-Racism

The meeting went on to explore what direction their attacks against the President should now take. The answer came from another high-level staffer who challenged Baquet about his reluctance to use the word “racist” against Trump, and frankly wanted the Times to cry “racism” about everything!

This staffer question in general caught a lot of attention:

“I have another question about racism. I’m wondering to what extent you think that the fact of racism and white supremacy being sort of the foundation of this country should play into our reporting. Just because it feels to me like it should be a starting point, you know? Like these conversations about what is racist, what isn’t racist. I just feel like racism is in everything. It should be considered in our science reporting, in our culture reporting, in our national reporting. And so, to me, it’s less about the individual instances of racism, and sort of how we’re thinking about racism and white supremacy as the foundation of all of the systems in the country.”

There are two critical statements made by this staffer. The first is that he feels “like racism is in everything,” and should be the basis for their reporting on science and culture and simply national news.

false racismThis staffer is an excellent example of what comes out of the American university system today. He is reflecting the mantra of “systemic racism” that has infected the academic Left for 60+ years.

The second statement shows the essence of almost all modern history teaching in the public school system for the last half-century and is the basis for his belief that racism is in ‘everything.’ His belief is that America itself was founded on ‘racism and white supremacy,’ and continues to exist as a racist nation today!

This strategy of branding the President as racist goes all the way back to the campaign of 2015-16 when candidate Trump began to speak of the problem of illegal aliens flooding America. The Left claims to this day that Trump called all Mexicans rapists and criminals then, which was a bald-faced lie then and is such today.

Trump specifically criticized the rampant criminal activities committed by illegal aliens coming across the U.S.-Mexico border, many of whom are Mexican nationals.

The same fraudulent charge of racism continues to be tossed out regularly by the Left concerning the statements the President made after the Charlottesville, Virginia protest that turned violent. Let’s set the record straight on that lie with this video from Prager University.

Thus, the narrative that the President is ‘racist’ is not a new tactic by the Left. However, the Times seems to believe that if they just keep repeating it enough and assigning this pseudo-racism as a motive for everything American, their blind readers will believe it.

They are probably correct about their most loyal readers. However, they also hope that some others who only casually follow the news will also believe this lie.

It becomes apparent that the media push for the remaining years of the Trump presidency will focus on this kind of pseudo-racism. However, since the word ‘racism’ itself has been vastly overused by the Leftmedia, it is becoming drained of real meaning.

After all, if everything is racist, then nothing is racist. Which is why this staffer, and the Leftmedia as well, are also using the words “white supremacy” and “white nationalism,” more often in place of simply screaming ‘racist’ at Trump and his supporters.

media biasThe only counter to this deceptive strategy is to call it out by showing the real truth as often as can be done. The few true journalists who will encounter these Leftist charges in the next few years should be certain they challenge them directly to produce facts, not false statements, in support of their false allegations.

If this doesn’t happen, then we as Americans must directly challenge the media itself and demand to know why not. The pseudo-racism of the Left must not become entrenched in society any more than it already is now.

This will likely become a repetitive and tedious task for anyone who tries to do it. It will take determination and grit to withstand and counter the Left, especially on the big social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

The Left’s cry of ‘racist’ and ‘white supremacist’ is being heaped upon Trump and his supporters regardless of their ethnicity will continue to be employed to intimidate conservatives. That may be seen even this weekend in Portland, Oregon when the group “Patriot Prayer” and others come for a hopefully peaceful “Anti Antifa” rally.

This has already sparked some reaction from the “Rose City Antifa” group. I pray there is no violence there like the kind from Leftist Antifa thugs in June against Andy Ngo at another Portland demonstration.

The push of the Left to say Trump or any and all of his supporters are racist or white nationalists will be vicious, and my advice is twofold. First, don’t do this alone. We need the strength and encouragement of others who will stand along with us.

There are strong conservative voices on both Twitter and Facebook, as well as some new ones in the media like One America News, and they are making some headway. There are also alternate online sites such as Parler that won’t censor conservatives and where allies can be found.

Secondly, and most important, lean heavily upon faith in the LORD. Call to Him in prayer and study the teachings of His Word in the Scriptures so that heavenly strength can augment our earthly efforts toward what is right and true.

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Ephesians 4:25 [ESV]

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Where Are The Real Hate Crimes? [Video]

hate crime hoaxes

The public in America, and wherever the American mainstream media extends its reach, have recently been subjected to a multitude of what are false ‘hate crimes,’ the latest of which is the Jussie Smollett debacle. The details of that particular hoax are well-known and will not be recounted here.

However, there are quite a few other relatively recent examples of alleged hate crimes which have also been shown to be false. To clarify, all of these examples have happened since President Trump was elected in 2016.

What Is a “Hate Crime”?

It is best to start with a definition of the phrase “hate crime.” According to definitions at uslegal.com,

The current federal law regarding hate crimes deals with crimes where the offender is motivated by bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or ethnicity/national origin.

hate crimeThis definition, as well as others from various sources, also points to the states as the legal definers. There is a general definition used by the FBI nationally, however, it is not a legal definition, rather it is used to compile statistics about hate crimes on a federal level.

There is also a national hate crimes law known as the “The Matthew Shepherd and James Byrd Jr, Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.” A much narrower legal definition is provided in the text of the law.

The statute criminalizes only violent acts resulting in bodily injury or attempts to inflict bodily injury, through the use of fire, firearms, explosive and incendiary devices, or other dangerous weapons. The statute does not criminalize threats of violence. Threats to inflict physical injury may be prosecutable under other hate crimes statutes, such as 42 U.S.C. § 3631 or 18 U.S.C. § 245. Such threats may also be prosecutable under generally applicable federal laws preventing interstate communication of threats.

The working definition of the ‘hate’ part of a hate crime is essentially the same as cited above. It is a crime “motivated by bias…” such as racism or sexism and the like.

It is noteworthy that in every case where a legal definition of a hate crime is given, the word “hate” is not a part of the definition. Why not? Because hate is an emotional state and, at present, there is no way to criminalize emotions or thoughts.

Faux Hate Crimes During the Trump Era

An article at The Daily Caller online provides documentation of 20 instances of false hate crimes in addition to the Smollett hoax. Nine of these were in some manner directly attributed by the Left to supporters of Trump and indirectly said to be caused by Trump, almost as if he ordered these things to be done.

hate crime hoaxesAnother nine fake hate crimes were initially determined to be motivated by racial hatred alone. This is apart from seven instances where the racism motive was coupled with Trump’s influence as a motive.

16 of the 21 examples cited in the piece were initially, according to the Left, because of Trump and racism combined. The remaining five instances were either anti-Semitic or anti-Muslim in nature and three of those were somehow Trump’s fault according to the Leftists.

There are two important factors involved in all of these fake hate crimes. Each was either directly perpetrated by the false ‘victim,’ or orchestrated by that person, and the target was President Trump and his voters.

This begs a question. Why would anyone take the risks inherent in faking a hate crime?

For one thing, it is actually a crime to fake a hate crime, as Mr. Smollett is currently being reminded of these days. The Left is, therefore, committing a crime to show that Trump supporters are the criminals. More on that later.

For another thing, there is a high probability of getting caught, especially in today’s society, even if you don’t pay your fellow conspirators by check. The prevalence of video almost everywhere in modern times makes it extremely unlikely to perpetrate a hate crime hoax and get away with it.

Moreover, when one has read more than a few of these cases, it becomes apparent that many of these people didn’t really think things through.

[An] 18-year-old Muslim woman, this time in New York, was the subject of breathless headlines in December 2016 after she claimed to have been attacked by a group of Donald Trump supporters on a New York subway while onlookers did nothing. The woman, Yasmin Seweid, would go on to confess that she made the whole thing up.

hate crime hoaxesWhat is it then that would motivate such risky behavior? If one is to believe the rhetoric on all forms of media from the Left, one has to conclude that the dominant emotion expressed toward President Donald Trump and his supporters is hate.

Leftists committed crimes to show Trump and his supporters were criminals, as noted previously. Now it seems they were motivated by hate to commit a crime in order to show that Trump supporters are the ones who commit hate crimes.

So where are the real hate crimes? I suggest that these leftist hoaxes are real hate crimes perpetrated against those who approve of the President. But it doesn’t stop there.

Real Hate Crime Is Coming from the Left

Since the election of Donald Trump, there have been many actual hate crimes specifically targeting his supporters. Let’s take a short ride on the ‘Wayback Machine,’ to examine a couple of these.

hate crime hoaxesThe first is a very disturbing incident that was actually live-streamed on Facebook, January 3, 2017. The footage is disgusting and will not be posted here.

It happened in Chicago, Illinois when a “special needs” young white man was held hostage and tortured by four black assailants who were yelling racist and anti-Trump insults at him.

The group is believed to have held the young man hostage for one to two days… In the first video, the victim was seen cowering in a corner with his arms tied and mouth taped shut. He was …kicked and punched before he had his hair cut until his scalp bled. The victim also had his clothes cut and had cigarette ash flicked over the wound on his head. Someone can be heard in the footage yelling ‘f*** Donald Trump. F*** white people’ while the two men express their hopes that the video will go viral. Two more clips of the alleged abuse surfaced overnight as well, one of which shows the group forcing the man to drink water out of a toilet. ‘It’s sickening,’ Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said on Wednesday night.

The four were arrested and charged with hate crimes. One of the women entered a plea agreement and a lesser sentence of 4 years probation. The other three are currently serving prison terms of 3 years, 7 years and 8 years after the plea deal.

The second incident took place last Halloween when a young boy wearing a Donald Trump mask was threatened with assault by an adult woman. The video footage of the child’s account was broadcast on a local news station, which can be viewed at the link below.

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As was noted when citing the hate crimes laws and definition, threatening violence qualifies as a hate crime.

This kind of violence has become almost routine on the Left. An accounting of these from September of 2015 until November of 2017 shows 639 acts of violence and harassment toward people in support of Trump which the media glossed over when they occurred.

That is a rate of more than 6 such acts from the Left every week for over two years running. I challenge anyone to find anything even close to that rate of hate crimes from Trump supporters toward any leftist politician or activist.

My enemies say of me in malice, “When will he die, and his name perish?” And when one comes to see me, he utters empty words, while his heart gathers iniquity; when he goes out, he tells it abroad. All who hate me whisper together about me; they imagine the worst for me. Psalm 41:5-7 [ESV]

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The Left’s War Against Immigration [Video]

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The hottest story on the planet at the moment is taking place at the southern border of the United States. The unwashed masses of ordinary Americans are being assured by the Leftmedia’s press politburo that illegal aliens rushing the border are only a problem because of President Trump.

The now infamous photo of a woman running from tear gas with children in tow is offered as evidence of Trump’s evil intent regarding immigrants. Surely all those racist and misogynist Trump supporters will realize that the Left is only trying to help open their eyes and they will turn away from this obviously insidious man.

Of course, this means that the Left must ignore or downplay the fact that President Obama did exactly the same thing to other groups of illegal aliens trying to rush the border. Moreover, he did this on hundreds of occasions.

In truth, the Left isn’t interested in engaging the facts of the matter. Nor are they bothered about the destructive fruit of their efforts on the American citizen.

Their sole concern is the completion of their malevolent mission against America. Those people and institutions destroyed as a result are considered acceptable civilian casualties of war for the sake of the Leftist ideal.

Encouraging Illegal Aliens Harms Immigrants

Immigration

The truth of the matter is that encouraging illegal aliens to break in and enter the United States harms immigrants themselves. Not the leftist-lionized illegals, rather those who are legal immigrants are substantially harmed.

As a clarification to those who might wonder why I use illegal aliens to identify the wannabe invaders. I use the legal term for these persons, as should be used for we are discussing the rule of law and sovereignty of a nation.

Legal immigrants are really the only people who deserve the title of immigrant. They have earned the name because they entered America respecting the laws of America as their first act.

Many of these same people go through a grueling process to gain their citizenship as an American. A process that is costly in many respects.

These honorable and courageous people are being ignored in the current debate, much to our detriment. They are also adversely affected by invading illegal aliens, and their voices should be heard.

Those immigrants who come to America legally by visa, green card or become citizens are in the same pool of workers as any other American. Thus they suffer the same fate of seeing their wages undercut by the cheaper labor of illegals.

Legal immigrants also suffer just like other Americans with the drain on social and governmental resources caused by illegal aliens. The legal immigrant suffers as well from the increase in crime that often accompanies large numbers of illegal aliens in many areas.

Favoring Illegal Aliens Profoundly Insults Immigrants

Immigration

There is a very insulting message sent by the Left to immigrants with their favor of illegal aliens in America. It is the message that their patience, perseverance and hard work were the efforts of fools.

In an excellent piece by Don Feder, he writes,

My wife’s father was born and raised in Barbados. He immigrated to the United States when he was 17-years-old. Although it would have been easy for him to enter the country illegally, he chose to enter legally and stood in line for hours to be processed through Ellis Island.

He was proud to be a legal immigrant his entire life, until his death in 1985. He worked for the United States Post Office in New York City and in Arizona. He also served as an officer in the New York City Police Auxiliary.

Living in Arizona he was very familiar with the influx of illegal aliens and often spoke out against them. He believed that every person wishing to enter the United States do so legally, as he and so many others did.

The hubris of Leftism declares this immigrant a chump for following the law. By leftist thinking, illegal aliens are far more valuable than American citizens, especially those who immigrated legally.

After all, immigrants who become citizens are on record with an oath of loyalty to the United States and its Constitution. Loyal American citizens are always a source of irritation to the Marxist Left and their minions.

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Immigrants become citizens in Naturalization Ceremony at Grand Canyon National Park

The fact that a former resident of another country would renounce his homeland to become an American is even worse for the Left. That person willingly embraces what they reject; that America is a great country and patriotism is a worthy ideal.

Moreover, illegal aliens are easy to attract and recruit for the Left. They are praised by the Leftmedia and given a plethora of handouts thanks to our Left-leaning politicians.

This serves to increase a population the Left will push hard to turn into a legal voting block. Should that fail, they always have their race card to pull which facilitates not requiring ID to vote and makes voter fraud their art form.

The Border Wall Can Save Immigration

The current situation at the southern border is untenable. Dishonest politicians in collaboration with the lying Leftmedia exacerbate the problem of an illegal alien invasion.

On his November 28, 2018 radio program, Buck Sexton superbly highlighted these lies of the MSM concerning this recent “caravan” of illegals,

Number 1: “It’s mostly women and children.”
Number 2: “It’s mostly valid asylum seekers.”
Number 3: “No criminals (in the caravan)”
Number 4: “No external organizers”
Number 5: “The troop deployment is not helpful”
Number 6: “There is no threat to U.S. personnel posed by this caravan”

Border patrol agents on the scene at the border stated the following revealing the truth and countering these lies.

President Trump made solving this problem the keystone of his campaign in 2016. The promise to “build the wall,” was repeated often during the campaign as the biggest solution.

It is the one major promise which has yet to be fulfilled. In fact, there is no timeline or substantial funding for a wall at present.

This is surprising considering that both the House and Senate have been held by Republicans for the past two years. It is to the shame of many RINO “never Trumpers” that we do not have the needed security of a border wall.

Without such a physical barrier, there is no way to control the southern border onslaught America is under today. If America is under such assault, immigrants are as well.

Israel and San Diego Show Walls Work

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The question of a border wall’s effectiveness has already been answered. Yes, a border wall does work, both in other nations and in America.

American ally Israel and the city of San Diego have both shown positive results by using physical barriers at their borders.

In a 2017 statement by Senator Ron Johnson, R-Wis, he said concerning Israel,

Johnson, who chairs the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, released a report titled “Securing Israel: Lessons learned from a nation under constant threat of attack.” The report came after a trip Johnson made to Israel where he met the Israeli prime minister and other security officials. The report notes that the number of people illegally crossing the Israel-Egypt border was more than 16,000 in 2011 and less than 20 in 2016, a 99 percent decrease.

San Diego used to be the primary entry point for illegal aliens in the 1980s and 90s. Almost half of all border apprehensions in the United States in 1991 were in the San Diego area.

“Before this primary fence was built, migrants were coming north with no fencing, no barrier to stop them,” [San Diego Border Agent Tekae] Michael said, noting that before they began constructing the initial barrier in 1991, people were “driving basically straight on through the border.”

“So this primary fence was built to stop those huge loads of people and narcotics,” she said. These days, it’s relatively quiet. Michael notes that on this tour of the border wall, it’s unlikely we’ll encounter many people trying to cross illegally—something that would have been a common sight in the 1980s and ’90s.

Immigration

President Trump was right to emphasize building the border wall during the campaign. His efforts to build the wall in the first half of his first term have been frustrated by his foes both Democrat and Republican.

The president still believes this must be done soon, and he is correct. The wall is necessary for American security despite the whining from the Left.

If the Left really cared about immigrants or immigration, they would support building the border wall. Instead, they chant at their violent protests,

No Trump, No Wall, No USA at all!

If the Left cared about immigrants, they would not support sanctuary cities that harbor illegal aliens who have committed serious crimes including rape and murder. Instead, left-leaning federal judges declare that President Trump cannot withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities.

The truth is that Leftists despise immigrants for getting in their path to an imagined Socialist “utopia.” They would rather open the border to a flood of illegals and help destroy the greatest free nation the world has yet known.

Remember me, O LORD, when you show favor to your people; help me when you save them, that I may look upon the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory with your inheritance. Psalm 106:4-5 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles 2001

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Elevating Emotion and Marching Toward Slavery in America [Video]

Scales of justice should be balanced with evidence

The entire world has been witness to a disgraceful display during the hearings concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The outrageous protests during the actual hearings contributed to a circus of Leftist anger cloaked in ridiculous costumes.

By this juncture of the Trump presidency, most observers have grown used to such clownish behavior. The fact that it can and does escalate to violence from the Left is also growing disturbingly common.

However, the depths of disgrace to which the Left can sink was not yet plumbed. That was revealed after the hearings were over and a vote for Kavanaugh was likely.

False and salacious accusations of sexual assault were then sprung by a Democratic Senator and a delay in the vote was demanded. It was the beginning of elevating emotion over reason and evidence to destroy a good man and a nation in the process.

Comparing Left and Right

I commented on this fiasco of a process in response to one of my favorite bloggers’ posts about the Kavanaugh hearings. In the comment, I noted that this kind of thing was never the case when a Democratic nominee for SCOTUS is up for approval.

 

Protest against Kavanaugh

Protestors claiming Kavanaugh is a rapist

 

However, one person took strong objection to that observation. She brought up the case of Merrick Garland from the Obama era saying that the delay and refusal to hold hearings was comparable to this salacious circus with Kavanaugh.

 

There is no moral equivalency here. The immoral behavior is ensconced firmly on the Democratic left, as they have demonstrated aptly since the 2016 election.

Garland wasn’t subjected to sensationalized examination of his high school yearbook. There was never an accusation of sexual assault or gang rape leveled at him.

Garland didn’t have threats leveled at his family. He wasn’t cursed at and mocked by protesters, some of whom were violent.

In short, Merrick Garland was never the target of personal character assassination by the Republicans. Nor would that have happened were hearings conducted for Garland’s nomination.

Credibility Is Not by Emotion Alone

The delay was to accommodate the accuser who at first insisted upon anonymity but then agreed to testify and tell her side of this “new” story. Actually, not so new, as the Senator actually had the written accusations in hand last July, two months prior to the hearings.

 

Senator FeinsteinIn the first place, this casts doubt on the sincerity of Senator Diane Feinstein of California. It seems apparent she wasn’t interested in even bringing this forward at all unless it needed to be used to stop Kavanaugh from becoming confirmed.

It is also evident that Feinstein had virtually no concern for the welfare of the accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. If she did, I wouldn’t know her name and neither would anyone else.

Moreover, this terrible farce will not serve to help real victims of sexual crimes. Instead, it will make it harder for accounts to be believed even if the stories are credible. So much for the Democrats helping women.

The media coverage almost unanimously characterized the Senate testimony of both the accuser and accused as “credible.” That is incorrect.

According to Dictionary.com, a credible statement is  “capable of being believed; believable.” What, then, determines whether or not a statement is believable?

Emotion alone cannot determine believability. Emotion can influence believability, but it cannot determine what a credible statement is.

Ms. Ford may have produced compelling testimony, but a lack of evidence voids its credibility. She could not recall the time or day or month the assault happened. She could only narrow it down to the summer of 1982, she thinks.

She wasn’t sure where the attack happened, just that it happened at a party at a house she can’t locate for anyone. She not sure who else was there, except perhaps one friend of Kavanaugh’s.

Before her testimony, Ms. Ford had never said she was absolutely sure she had been groped by Kavanaugh. During her testimony, she claimed a renewed surety that it was Kavanaugh.

Evidence Is Essential for Credibility

Justice with evidenceKavanaugh’s denial is not simply emotional, it is supported by real substance. His testimony presented evidence to bolster believability.

He produced his meticulously kept daily calendar for the summer of 1982, during high school. He also has sworn statements from his acquaintances to both his character and his activities in high school.

This is evidence which can be easily verified. Credibility, in this case, belongs to Kavanaugh and not Ms. Ford.

Unfortunately, the Senate Democrats have already accomplished one of their primary goals. Kavanaugh was to be seated after confirmation this past Monday but didn’t happen.

The new goal is to delay until the midterm elections. The legitimizing of feeling over fact here has made that goal within reach, and it could be the beginning of rampant injustice.

If emotion is given the power to make any accusation credible then the evidence is useless. If evidence becomes useless to determine guilt or innocence, anyone the powerful dislike can be accused and punished without any evidence.

All that is required is a finger pointed angrily toward an enemy with the words, “I accuse you of …” You pick the crime. It may begin with sexual violations, but it won’t stop there.

That describes the system of justice employed by the worst despotic regimes in history. Emotion overruling evidence has sent people to the Soviet Gulag and the Nazi concentration camps.

When emotion rules the day, a mere accusation is enough to condemn innocent people. In fact, we don’t have to look at history in other lands to see the process in operation.

Truth Is Not Male or Female

TruthThe new mantra since the #MeToo movement came to fruition is ‘I believe women.’ It means that women should automatically be believed when making allegations of sexual assault.

Why is this the case? Because society has been assured that no woman would lie about such a terrible crime against their person.

However, most people know this is not reality. After all, there are famous cases of women making false accusations of sexual crimes in America, and men suffering unjustly as a consequence.

Take, for example, the infamous case of false rape allegations against the Duke Men’s Lacrosse team in 2006. This video from 2007 gives an accurate account of what really happened.

Both the media and the Duke professors quickly jumped to the accuser’s side and aided and abetted the public destruction of innocent men.

All of the accused players are involved with the Innocence Project, which uses DNA evidence to overturn wrongful convictions. Said Reade Seligmann, upon his exoneration:
“This entire experience has opened my eyes to a tragic world of injustice I never knew existed. If police officers and a district attorney can systematically railroad us with absolutely no evidence whatsoever, I can’t imagine what they’d do to people who do not have the resources to defend themselves.”

Lest we forget another case closer in time, there are the false rape allegations at the University of Virginia in 2014. What began as a Rolling Stone article about a gang rape on campus ended up with a lawsuit against the magazine by the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

The truth is that women lie and men lie about all kinds of things, including sexual assault. That is the reason facts, evidence, witnesses, and corroboration are required or injustice will pave the path to slavery.

Elevating Emotion Over Evidence is Extremely Dangerous

False idea of guiltDisregarding evidence in favor of emotional testimony is an extremely dangerous practice. The setting doesn’t have to be in a courtroom to make it so hazardous.

The court of public opinion is perhaps worse than a legal venue. That is because the public arena has far fewer rules than a court of law.

The only regulation in a free and open society which prevents an injustice is self-regulation. Unless one exercises restraint, laws are just words on paper.

If emotion overwhelms self-restraint, any law can and will be broken. Moreover, anyone can be severely hurt and not just physically.

The destruction of a person’s reputation and livelihood can be even more damaging than physical attacks. As someone once asked, “Where do you go to get your reputation back?”

The potential of this public attitude is truly a cause for great alarm. If the people become convinced that the accused is not ‘innocent until proven guilty’ it will be because evidence has been jettisoned by emotion.

When that happens, individuals in power that oppose the Socialist Left will be targeted and accused of some egregious behavior in order to be rid of them. After that is successful a few times, groups of adversaries will also have accusations aimed at them.

Some of the targeted groups will have formerly favored the Left’s agenda of Socialism. However, they will be taken down also because of their lack of fervor for eliminating the opposition.

Eventually, the majority will adjust to a society of J’accuse. They will be properly primed to grant authority to someone who will remake America into a third-world nation.

Accusing fingerAnyone who objects will have an accusatory finger pointed at them, and their family and friends. They will all be eliminated one way or another.

The fear of this will pervade the culture. The nation will be reduced to two groups. Those who go along with the government masters, and those who refuse.

Those who refuse will also consist of two groups. Those who run and hide or those who are punished.

Then, a nation that was once the wonder of the world and the flagship of freedom will fall. The Left’s march toward slavery will be complete.

That is why the power of the emotional accusation is so dangerous and goes far beyond the Kavanaugh hearings fiasco. Because if the Left can triumph here, they can and will attempt greater action to advance their evil.

Deu_19:15  A single witness shall not suffice against a person for any crime or for any wrong in connection with any offense that he has committed. Only on the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses shall a charge be established. Deuteronomy 19:15 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles 2001

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Leftist Abuse of the First Amendment [Video]

The Constitution Is Non-negotiable

President Donald Trump pulled the security clearance of Obama’s former head of the Central Intelligence Association John Brennan on August 16, 2018. According to the Left, this was a violation of Brennan’s First Amendment right to free speech.

Moreover, this is just the latest egregious move by the president to silence dissent if you believe the screeching of leftists in politics and the Leftmedia.

Yet, the facts do not support their complaints against Trump. Rather, they show that the Left routinely abuses the First Amendment for their own purposes.

The Form of the First Amendment

The text of the First Amendment reads,

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble, or to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution was crafted to help ensure five different fundamental freedoms, religion, speech, press, peaceful assembly, and to petition the government.

The Left of recent years has engaged in abuse of at least four of those rights. Here we will examine the first two of these leftist abuses of the First Amendment.

Abuse of the Freedom of Religion

166642911_123b31c585_mThe first freedom delineated in the First Amendment concerns religion.

 

 

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…

Every freedom is qualified by the condition that “Congress shall make no law…” which would restrict that freedom. The tragedy of modern jurisprudence is that this meaning has been expanded and twisted out of recognition, but that’s another article.

The Left in America has consistently abused the free exercise clause. This is done by claiming that almost any public venue must be free from religious expression, or the government is endorsing or establishing a religion.

A recent episode in Colorado illustrates the Left’s determination to abuse the freedom of religion. It involves the Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips.

Phillips had recently won a case against the Colorado Human Rights Commission at the Supreme Court. The Commission attempted to force him to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding against his religious beliefs.

SCOTUS rightly recognized that the government could not force Phillips to act against his sincerely held religious faith. Now, the Commission is after Phillips at the behest of a transgendered person who desired a cake to celebrate his ‘transition’ to female.

After the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips went all the way to the Supreme Court, he is in yet another asinine legal battle after refusing to bake a cake celebrating a person making a transgender conversion.

This newest idiocy serves only the purpose of trying to destroy religious opponents of the Left. It is outlandish enough for even leftist comic Bill Maher to pose a pertinent question in partial jest during his monologue.

“Is there only one bakery in Colorado?” Maher asked.

The obvious implication is that this particular bakery is being targeted by the Left’s anti-religious idealogues. That is abuse in its very essence.

A Selective Defense of Freedom of Religion

5402352896_31c50b2016_qHowever, in even more recent times the Left has taken to defending, the public expression of one religion, the religion of Islam. Here is one case from a recent article by Pamela Geller about a pro-Islam piece in USA Today.

 

“So, what actually subjugates Muslim women? It’s not Islam or hijab, but instead racism and Islamophobia.” So says Dalia Mogahed.

Really? Islam doesn’t subjugate women? Geller observes,

The sharia, which mandates that women cover their hair, is the only brutal, murdering ideology that gets such overt support. What other ideology that oppresses, persecutes, and subjugates gets such sanction? Whereas the crime is not condemned, just those pointing out the crime

Why, indeed does the Left seem to make an exception for Islam? Is it their own fear of seeming intolerant to a minority? Whatever the reason, there is a bitter irony in this action.

Should Islam succeed in its goals in America, the freedoms the Left says they value will be snatched away in an instant. Today’s naive idealist followers of an ephemeral Marxist paradise are no match for the ferocity of Jihadists nor the strictures of Sharia law.

Abuse of the Freedom of Speech

281730063_4e23efe9b8_mThe next bit of the First Amendment adds this to the list of freedoms Congress can’t touch.

 

 

…or abridging the freedom of speech

A plain reading of this amendment reveals that Congress, now judicially interpreted to mean the government at any level is not allowed to censor speech with certain exceptions.

For example, speech that might incite a violent riot or uprising is not protected by the First Amendment. Therefore the government can intervene to silence such speech.

The Left engages in abuse of this freedom in particular perhaps more than any other. Their tactics are simple.

Leftists loudly critique any speech from political or cultural adversaries and demand they be silenced. However, any methods the Left employs, including violence, are pushed as legitimate expressions of free speech.

There has been a multitude of examples which really began to up the violence quotient starting in 2017 with the rioting of Antifa at the University of California, Berkeley. This violent ‘protest’ was severe enough to prevent one Milo Yiannopoulos, a gay conservative, from speaking there in February of 2017.

Silencing the Opposition in the New ‘Public Square’

Modern technology has provided another tool for the Left to attempt suppressing free speech from conservatives. The public square is no longer the open arena.

6325794474_c2d28f6968_mSocial media has become the new ‘public square’ for America and the world. The meteoric rise of Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter allowed expressions and opinions to flow freely, at least initially.

That freedom spurred almost exponential growth. At first, the voices of the Left were dominant and conservatives were tolerated because of their relatively small numbers.

The conservative presence on social media began to grow rapidly and steadily gain influence. This was especially the case during the eight years of the Obama administration.

However, it took the surprise election of Donald Trump to propel the Left toward the silencing of conservatives in the new public square. In their view, it was the conservatives who prevented Hillary Clinton from being elected, and that was intolerable.

It also awakened the Left to the sizeable social media clout being wielded by conservatives and the effectiveness of their critiques of leftist philosophy and policy. The Left is now responding in the only way they can.

Since they can’t prevail in the war of ideas, they attempt to shut down opposing speech on the internet. A most egregious instance of this is the virtual banning of videos from Prager University by YouTube and Facebook.

The Case of Prager University

One of the first reports about possible censorship of Prager’s material concerned the ‘banning’ of some videos on YouTube’s platform in October of 2016. It began with a relatively small number, 21, of the educational videos.

YouTube has gotten in on the anti-conservative act. Prager University, which was created by conservative radio host Dennis Prager and offers short educational videos on a variety of topics from a Judeo-Christian perspective, has charged that Google-owned YouTube has been censoring a number of its educational videos by classifying 21 of them as “restricted.” Video titles such as “Are the Police Racist?,” “What ISIS Wants,” “Did Bush Lie About Iraq?” and “What is the University Diversity Scam?” have landed under YouTube’s “restricted mode.”

Prager’s short presentations involve a multitude of subjects and have never featured violence, any exhortations to violence, rudeness, sexually inappropriate material, racism, or vulgarity of any kind.

Here is one of Prager University’s offerings that are not “restricted” by YouTube at the present.

Nevertheless, at present, the active censorship of Prager U has expanded on YouTube and Facebook. 

Last Thursday, Prager University issued a public statement alerting its millions of Facebook followers to the fact that “our last 9 posts have been completely censored reaching 0 of our 3 million followers.

Facebook later apologized for this claiming that the censoring was a “mistake.” However, the harm was done, even though Facebook restored the videos. Moreover, they still have not explained how this “mistake” happened. Thomas Gallatin offers a reasonable explanation.

It’s increasingly clear that Facebook’s post-2016 algorithms are tilted against conservative perspectives, which are too easily flagged by trolls as content containing “fake news” or “hate speech.”

When the major providers of the space for a new ‘public square’ decide only one point of view is permissible, free speech is effectively eliminated there. Next time we will look at the abuse of freedom of the press and freedom to peaceably assemble, as well as possible solutions to the problem.

Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word. John 8:43 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001
The Constitution of the United States, National Center for Constitutional Studies, 2009, 2012

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SIWO Global News 15th May 2018 #29

Knowledge is Wealth

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PM meets Invictus Games athletes

Theresa May, PM and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson were at Horse Guards Parade to meet the 72 injured, sick, and wounded athletes from the military  representing UK.  It was a time of smiles and a photo shoot.  The Invictus Games  is wonderful idea of Prince Harry’s.  While travelling back to Britain from Afghanistan, he wanted to improve the quality of life for the injured fellow soldiers he was travelling with.  Soldiers from many countries are taking part and it has helped them in their journey of recovery. The Prince is busy with his wedding preparations an.  The Games will be held in Sydney, Australia in October.

U.N. Security Council Live

Live session of the U.N. Security Council was televised showing many countries, such as China, Turkey, South Africa and the EU with  the UK Ambassador to the UN as spokesperson calling on Israel to restrain from using live ammunition against the protesters.  This emergency situation arose due  to the killing of 62 Palestinians mostly young people.  Israel’s Ambassador to  the UN together with the US Ambassador was saying no country would tolerate attack on her border therefore the right action was taken.  The US rejected an inquiry into the matter and it has been suggested that the US has become part of the problem not the solution. Israel and US felt there were men from Hamas among the protesters and they were using the innocent prople as human shields In order to get through the fence.  It was a divided assembly even the U.N. Special    Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process spoke passionately about finding a solution quick before the situation worsens.  Two States, Israel and Palestine living next too each other  in peace is the goal to strive for.

Floods in South India, Go a and Sri Lanka.

Heavy rainfrainfall has caused flooding in South India.  The samegsame goes for Goa and Sri Lanka.

Royal Wedding Countdown

The World Press have arrived in the UK, specifically to Windsor for the wedding of the year. Saturday is the day and many tourists and well wishers have come too.  Wishing the couple well is the general consensus as to every problem there is an answer.

Inspirational Story

Where do you serve?

A nurse held a birthday party for her two year old.  She invited her colleague’s six year old daughter and the all the children had immense fun.  On the way home the six year old wanted her mother to take her to the Mall to look at toys, gifts and take pictures.  As children do, the little girl thought it was too early to go home.  While in the shop a lady dropped one of her items.  The nurse took it over and said, ” You don’t want to miss this precious item to give to your special someone.” The lady indicated it was for her mother, who is going to like it and the two shook hands and introduced themselves.  The nurse noticed the texture of the lady’s hands and mentioned that she must be busy.  “Oh yes, I serve in an airline company”, the lady replied.  The nurse added, “It must be exciting being an air stewardess.”

‘I served as an accountant for 5 years,  I had a great time serving there, I liked  numbers,  but I quit to study marketing.  Though suggesting she could probably still do both,  the nurse could see the steely determination of the lady.  They parted ways with another handshake and goodbyes.  What struck the nurse was the lady’s emphasis on the word ‘SERVE’.  She saw how ‘WORK’ always so sounded like ‘LABOUR’ This stranger had given her something to think about and share the essential essence of serving to many people.  Work is Labour that earns money or benefits.   Serve is service stretching out to help graciously with no demands for rewards yet it is motivating.

We normally ask, “Where do you work?”  So next time, try saying,   “Where do you serve?, or ” I serve in a …………company or in a hospital” as the case may be.  Remember your title or role doesn’t matter your heart matters.

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#SIWO GNEWS #29

SIWO REPORTER: SUSANNA DZIWORSHIE

Be careful Be joyful Be peaceful

 

Celebrating with pomp

Journalists celebrating World Press Freedom Day with pomp.

Event marked by award of prizes and certificates.

All over the world, Journalists want to do their work to the best of their abilities but hardly is it possible.

World Press Freedom Day offers them the opportunity to reflect on the ups and downs of the profession and chart a way forward.