Was Charlottesville a False Flag?

Was Charlottesville a False Flag?

Was the unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, August 12th a riot by white supremacists, as the Media has labeled it, or something even more sinister? Was it a false-flag attack orchestrated by the Left and Democrats to permanently damage the president and compel Americans to view everything through the lens of racism? How the Media purposefully misreported the incident In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, the ever-Trump-unfriendly media has focused on the president’s failure to immediately call out those protesting the Robert E. Lee statue’s removal, many—but not all—of whom were white nationalists and neo-Nazis. On the day of the incident, he said, “‘We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides,’ quoted the Los Angeles Times, “then, looking into the camera, he repeated, ‘On many sides.’” After a storm of criticism for not calling out the Klan, et al., the next day the White House issued a statement saying “of course” the president had included in his condemnation “white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi and all extremist groups,” and that he “called for national unity and bringing all Americans together.” But the press continued to rip him for, as the LA Times put it, “not denouncing the far-right groups that initiated the violence, and the man who drove into a crowd of counter-protesters that left Heather Heyer dead.” After again blasting “the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups,” on Monday, and the Media’s continued harsh criticism, Trump told the press on Tuesday, that he didn’t initially attack those groups because “unlike you,” he waited for the facts to...
Fellow Americans: Do You Get How Blessed You Are?

Fellow Americans: Do You Get How Blessed You Are?

I remember seeing a music video once where, as the song starts, it pans to a scene where one of the guys holds up his U.S. passport and says, “As long as I have this … it really doesn’t matter.” Meaning—his U.S. passport was his most important possession. That idea was running through my mind as a friend shared some devastating news with his listeners. His name is Jonathan Dunne, and he’s been working for years to educate Americans about our unlikely history, the tenants that made us great, and ultimately— how to protect that gift. Amazingly, he’s not American. He’s Irish, and becoming an American has been his dream for over 20 years. This year—with a job offer in hand—he was just some paperwork away from achieving it. Without getting into the minutia of immigration law, it boils down to this: he doesn’t meet the qualifications for any work visa. And with that, Dunne’s dream died. Through tears, he begged his listeners not to suggest he come here illegally, because “I’d never, ever ever disrespect the country I love so much.” What a concept. And what love of a country that’s not even his—and may never be. I can’t help but think about this as we just celebrated another year of independence. Do we get how blessed we are? Let me ask that again. Do we get it? Do we understand what a precious gift we hold? Do you understand how blessed we are to have been born here, invited in, allowed to stay here (despite some of you having broken the law to do so)? Do we understand that we—rich and poor, powerful and lowly—are...
Lesson Three:  Drinkable Water

Lesson Three: Drinkable Water

You take your family out camping for the weekend in the Sierra Mountains and you packed everything you need for a weekend getaway.  You made a checklist and went over it several times.  Shelter- check; fire- check; food- check; and water- check and double check.  The vehicle is packed and you’re ready to head out for your family adventure.   Feeling adventurous, you decide to go on a back country hiking trip instead.  You wonder if you have enough supplies and equipment to do this, and you decide that you’ll be okay for the trip.  You arrive at the ranger station and get a permit and a map and ask the ranger for a good trail with a lot of things to see.   You’re ready to head out.  Throughout the hike, you periodically check the map, and that’s when you realize that things don’t look right.  You should be at the campsite by now, and wonder if you took the wrong trail and if you’re lost. we only brought enough supplies for a couple of days, what are we going to do!   You decide to set up camp and take an inventory of your supplies, knowing that you only packed enough for a couple of days. You realized that you aren’t going to have enough water if you are, indeed lost, and you start to panic.  This is a real life scenario that can and has happened. It’s important to learn new skills that better prepare us for the worst case scenario.   This week’s lesson is water purification and collection.  Finding and purifying water is not...
Are Words More Harmful Than Actions? A Contrarian’s View

Are Words More Harmful Than Actions? A Contrarian’s View

With all the talk of violent rhetoric inspiring real bloodshed, the recent manslaughter conviction of Michelle Carter in Massachusetts just adds fuel to the controversy. Granted, the case of Carter, now twenty, who urged her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, to take his own life, is not the same as violent political speech, but the question remains: can words kill? Most conservatives don’t think so, including Rush Limbaugh in a recent rant. But one can also make the case that words do kill, and those whose language is hateful and lethal should be held accountable. Limbaugh adamantly opposed the verdict and hoped that it would be overturned. This sets a dangerous precedent, he said, given that Carter was miles away, urging Roy on via texts. The young man was responsible for his own death. Her behavior was reprehensible, according to Limbaugh, but he went on to lampoon the idea that according to liberals, Roy was a victim. Limbaugh has always been a vocal proponent of the idea that individuals should be held accountable for their actions, and not blame them on the words or persuasion of others. That is, indeed, a hallmark of conservative thought. On the other hand, a hallmark of civilized thought, accepted by everyone but the occasional grenade-thrower, is that you can’t yell ‘Fire’ in a crowded theater. In other words, say pretty much what you want, but not if your words cause immediate, foreseeable harm. Some will argue that the ‘crowded theater’ analogy doesn’t work well here since Carter was not urging a mob to mass violence. True, but to the extent that the analogy does...
Unintended: The Consequences of Liberalism Part One

Unintended: The Consequences of Liberalism Part One

Michael Savage, the popular talk-show host and Conservative flame thrower, is not alone in likening Liberalism to a full-blown human malady, a “mental disorder.” At least one respected authority on the human psyche, Dr. Lyle H. Rossiter, has concluded as much. His book, The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness, also associates Liberalism with a malfunctioning mind. However, as compelling as, the evidence he marshals in support of the claim may be, it will not close the case. Dr. Rossiter writes: Like all other human beings, the modern liberal reveals his true character, including his madness, in what he values and devalues, in what he articulates with passion. Of special interest, however, are the many values about which the modern liberal mind is not passionate: his agenda does not insist that the individual is the ultimate economic, social and political unit; it does not idealize individual liberty and the structure of law and order essential to it; it does not defend the basic rights of property and contract; it does not aspire to ideals of authentic autonomy and mutuality; it does not preach an ethic of self-reliance and self-determination; it does not praise courage, forbearance or resilience; it does not celebrate the ethics of consent or the blessings of voluntary cooperation. It does not advocate moral rectitude or understand the critical role of morality in human relating. The liberal agenda does not comprehend an identity of competence, appreciate its importance, or analyze the developmental conditions and social institutions that promote its achievement. Related: for-the-first-time-in-over-half-a-century-i-have-hope-that-cuba-will-be-free There is nothing wrong with Rossiter’s enumeration of these Liberal failings. Herein lies...
Women are Nothing But Second Class Citizens

Women are Nothing But Second Class Citizens

By Erma O’Bryan Clearly, it’s time that women learned their place. We’re told daily that it’s “our body, our choice–” as long as it involves killing unborn children, that is.  However, if a woman says that she doesn’t want to undress in front of a man in a locker room, or use the bathroom with someone who is “gender fluid,” or compete against a man in women’s athletics, we’re told that we’re ridiculous; we’re called bigots, homophobes, or transphobic. It doesn’t matter how many women object, if a single “trans-woman” demands her social justice, we are told to sit down and shut up.  We just need to know our place. Let me give those of you who are scientifically-challenged a quick biology tutorial.  If you have a penis, then you are a male.   It doesn’t matter if you tuck it, or tape it, or if you wear satiny girl panties, a bra, heels, grow your hair long, wear make-up, or even get breast implants.  You are still a biological MALE.  What this means for trans-athletes: Men have broader shoulders and develop more muscle mass and women more fat. Men have larger feet and hands. This could be useful to an athlete depending on the sport. Testosterone allows for greater muscle mass. It does not only affect muscle, but bones, ligaments, and tendons.  Testosterone also produces more red blood cells. Males have a greater amount of fast twitch muscles fibers. These types of muscle fibers allow for greater bursts of physical output.  Men have greater bone mass, as well, which allows them to withstand more trauma. Women have smaller lungs and hearts,...