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Overpass Media Richard Falknor on 20 May 2017

Maryland “Overpass Media” Fights The Fake Media!

Supporting patriots of all parties!

“Liberal Media . . . All Lies . . . All the Time”

This Overpass Medium was displayed yesterday between 3-6 PM on the Gorman Road bridge over I-95 northbound in Maryland, reports Ed Hunter and Lewis Porter. A cast of thousands of motorists, Hunter declares, adding —
“Reaction to the sign.. Instant understanding of message from both sides. A very timely message.  Appreciation and honking from conservatives! Liberals Globalist/ Communists  voicing support for  Multi National Corporate Media monopolists.. aka ‘Main Stream Media’. Using cell phones, some objectors called in fake ‘death threats’ stating that we were putting up signs that said “KILL ALL LIBERALS”. Unable to counter our message, they had to lie to preserve their narrative. The cops arrived and demanded we take down signs so they could read them. When we did so, they saw we only called the Liberal Media . . . liars. The truth is frightening for some but not illegal yet.”

But why can’t Virginia and West Virginia patriots set up hard-hitting Overpass Media in their parts of the forest?

Stay tuned!

 

 

First things . . . Richard Falknor on 06 May 2017

“It’s ‘Feed My Sheep,’ Not ‘Feed My Sheep To the Wolves’”— Stephen Coughlin Unmasks Interfaith Dialogue Movement

Activists warn of the continuing growth today of so-called interfaith-dialogue groups — reportedly blind to Islamic Supremacism in the United States. Consequently we are re-posting SUSAN FREIS FALKNOR’s December 10, 2015 review of  Stephen Coughlin’s illuminating Bridge Building to Nowhere! Susan Falknor explained: Coughlin spells out the codes that make it easy for an Islamic scholar to pronounce a message that reassures a listening Catholic bishop, but which, to Muslims with a hard-line Koranic education, rings with a subtext of implacable hostility. The self-imposed, self-censoring rules of engagement of interfaith dialogue cajole non-Islam participants to betray their own religious identities, traditional values, and their moral responsibility to protect their own flock from error. (UPDATE May 7, 2017 Robert Spencer “The Catholic Church is punishing U.S. priests for speaking the truth about Islam and jihad”)
Bridge Building to Nowhere: The Catholic Church’s Case Study in Interfaith Delusion, by Stephen Coughlin, Center for Security Policy, Civilization Jihad Reader Series, Vol. 6, 2015. (Click here or here for entire monograph.)
“Faced with disconcerting episodes of violent fundamentalism, our respect for true followers of Islam should lead us to avoid hateful generalizations, for authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.” —Paragraph 253, Evangelii Gaudium, Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis to the Bishops, Clergy, Consecrated Persons and the Lay Faithful on the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World, November 24, 2013.
“In every cry of every Man,
In every Infants cry of fear,
In every voice: in every ban,
The mind-forg’d manacles I hear” —from  “London,” by William Blake, 1738

Pope Francis and Grand Mufti of Istanbul

“In a gesture designed to highlight his commitment to inter-faith dialogue, Pope Francis conducted a silent prayer alongside a senior Islamic cleric in Istanbul’s Blue Mosque on Saturday. Facing Mecca, Francis bowed his head in prayer for several minutes while standing next to Istanbul’s Grand Mufti Rahmi Yaran. November 29, 2014. Photograph: AP” [Source: The Guardian.]

In this monograph from Center for Security Policy, CSP senior fellow Stephen Coughlin — author, attorney, decorated intelligence officer, and specialist on Islamic law — exposes how the interfaith movement has enlisted the Roman Catholic  hierarchy into the service of the dangerous deception that “Islam is a religion of peace.”

Coughlin’s 96-page booklet was originally an appendix to his magisterial Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad. (Click here for our review of the book.)

The new monograph explains, in the words of Center for Security Policy president Frank Gaffney—

“…how Jihidist groups like the Muslim brotherhood and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation take calculated advantage of liberal mindsets among Catholics — from the lay faithful through the clerical hierarchy and all the way to the Vatican.”

Coughlin, himself a Roman Catholic, evokes the doleful clanking of what poet William Blake called the “mind-forg’d manacles” within the Catholic interfaith movement today.

“This is not unique to Catholics,” Coughlin assures us, “as this scenario is playing itself out in many Protestant, Evangelical and Jewish communities as well.”

Cardinal Dolan radio show

Smelting Blake’s “mind-forg’d manacles”: “’Religion is not the locomotive of conflict,’ said Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder of the Cordoba Initiative and the man whose efforts to build an Islamic center in Lower Manhattan five ago were thwarted after a bitter controversy over what foes labeled the ‘Ground Zero mosque.’”

As Coughlin explains, the self-imposed, self-censoring rules of engagement of interfaith dialogue cajole non-Islam participants to betray their own religious identities, traditional values, and moral responsibility to protect their own flock from error.

One dialogue pitfall, for example, “only allows discussions of Islam that Muslim partners affirm ‘as accurate.’”

The Roman Catholic partners blindfold themselves when they “pledge ‘to remain committed to being friends when the world would separate us from one another.’” (From Interfaith Dialogue: A Guide for Muslims, International Institute of Islamic Thought

Coughlin describes dawah (Islamic outreach to people of other religions) as a form of “stealth Jihad.”

Dawah is much more than just the Islamic equivalent to proselytizing, and a competent due-diligence review would reveal this. The duty of dawah is doctrinally associated with the duty of jihad and concerns actions taken in preparation for jihad.”

For Islamist organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood, the ultimate goal of jihad is to impose shariah (including Islamic blasphemy laws, cover-up dress for women, and such traditional punishments as stoning and whipping) everywhere in the world.

Christian & Jewish Religious Leaders
Have a Duty to Learn the Islamist Codes

Coughlin spells out the codes that make it easy for an Islamic scholar to pronounce a message that reassures a listening Catholic bishop, but which, to Muslims with a hard-line Koranic education, rings with a subtext of implacable hostility.

  • The hard-line Muslim clerics—with authority derived from Islamic scriptures and enforced by violent, pro-Sharia movements—draw on the Islamic doctrine of abrogation, which gives predominant weight to the later, jihad-praising, passages of the Koran. In their minds, these later passages expunge any earlier verses that prescribe tolerance toward “the People of the Book.” But they do not tell their interfaith partners this. 
  • For these hard liners, revelations that occur later in time are superior to earlier, so Mohammed superseded the earlier “prophets” Abraham and Jesus Christ. Any Jews or Christians intransigent enough to cling to their traditional faiths after the appearance of the Prophet are condemned.
  • The Christian doctrine of the Trinity (God as a unity of three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost) is abhorrent to the Muslim hard line, which also holds that the concept of a Messiah—the fully human, fully divine son of God—is utterly blasphemous to the basic oneness of Allah.
  • “They do blaspheme who say, ‘Allah is Christ the son of Mary.’ But said Christ: ‘O Children of Israel! worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.’ Whoever joins other gods with Allah, – Allah will forbid him the garden and the Fire will be his abode.” (Qur’an 5:72)
  • In November 2014, the Grand Mufti of Istanbul pleased Pope Francis by quoting a Koran passage that describes the birth of Jesus, the “son of Maryam.” Yet, says Coughlin, that passage concludes with reporting a first miracle by the holy child—a marvel not found in the Gospel scriptures—“…his express denial, as an infant, of his divinity. ‘He [‘Isa (Jesus)] said: ‘Verily, I am a slave of Allah. He has given me the Scripture and made me a prophet.’” (Qur’an 19:30)
  • The Koran’s version of Judgement Day acknowledges Christ returning to the world, but only to pronounce damnation on those who believed in him while rejecting Mohammed, the one true Prophet of Allah.

Shepherds Who Cannot Recognize the Wolf

Why do these doctrinal issues—obscure to many Americans—matter?

Stephen Coughlinbuygenericmds.com

Stephen Coughlin briefs on “Abrogation & the ‘Milestones’ Process,” at the Center for Security Policy. Watch YouTube of briefing.

In the long term, ignorance of how Christianity is treated in Islamic thought sows basic confusion. Such “dislocation of faith,” is a major goal of the Muslim Brotherhood’s “Civilization Jihad.”

Even in the immediate term, however, as defense expert Sebastian Gorka explains, “no Islamist organization or movement can launch is efforts without first establishing its ideological legitimacy within the corpus of Islam.”

Gorka acknowledges the new importance of social media and peer-to-peer contact in recruitment of American jihadists, but also declares—

“It is the key failing of U.S. efforts to fight terrorism that we have not understood the importance of ideology, that every act by jihadists must be justified by radical clerics, jurists or scholars. Indeed, one can argue that the ideologues are more important than individual operational leaders. Field commanders, as we have seen again and again, are replaceable, but ideas live on. They are much more difficult to defeat.” [Highlighting Forum’s.]

The Catholic leadership, Coughin laments, has shirked their responsibility of examining and discerning evidence; they have even abandoned basic rules of reason that would enable them to judge the proposition, “Islam is a religion of peace” as a logical impossibility (that is, “A” cannot equal “not-A”). Or, as he puts it more simply—

“Shepherds who cannot recognize the wolf are not good shepherds.”

First things . . . Richard Falknor on 25 Apr 2017

Agents of Red Influence, Fellow Travelers, and Today’s Dhimmis: How Accommodation to Stalin From the New Deal through WW II Blinds Us To Today’s Islamist Threat

Diana West spelled out in 2013 how the long march of Cultural Marxism severely weakened America and the West. She wrote we now live in “not a West that simply fails to appreciate itself anymore but rather a West that isn’t itself anymore.” The ultimate battleground in this struggle, however, is the individual mind, heart, and moral soul, she declared. Now our Cold Civil War worsens by the day — from Berkeley to the Ivy League. Consequently we are re-posting SUSAN FREIS FALKNOR’s June 24, 2013 review of West’s American Betrayal.

American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character, Diana West, St. Martin’s Press (New York), 2013.

In this landmark analysis, Diana West surveys the great penetration of our national government by Communist agents of Soviet Russia, documented from early defectors, all the way through KGB archives published at the end of the Cold War.  

Author West explores this unholy territory—not as some intellectual exercise–but to re-direct the public searchlight on today’s great totalitarian penetration by the agents of Islam and its all-encompassing code of Shariah.

Diana West
Diana West

Because the history of Communism is not routinely taught, she believes Americans are largely ignorant of its history of staggering bloodshed (at least 20 million killed under the Stalin regime), and its history of terror in Russia and abroad.

And because we are still in denial about our appeasement of World War II ally Joseph Stalin, Americans have “no context” to assess today’s totalitarian challenge: Islamist Supremacism and Shariah.

Our “deferential attitude toward the two ideologies is deeply and tragically related,”  columnist West argues.  

“It was a soul-selling deal our forefathers made with Communism as represented by the Soviet Union. We as their heirs, must come to terms with it. We will continue to pay until we do.”

West’s book argues that our government’s “failure to speak freely about Islam”—a policy that many of us have found so baffling in recent years—can be best understood as a case of the unacknowledged sins of the fathers being visited upon their blindsided children.

Her task is ambitious; her sweep of crucial but too-little-known facts of history is impressive; and her arguments are eloquent and witty.

Soviet Penetration of America

West does not talk much about those Americans in the 1940s and 1950s—the millions of American Christians, anti-Communist Jews, political conservatives, ordinary business owners, patriotic elected officials, and sidelined anti-Soviet U.S. diplomats—who did in fact recognize and speak out about Communism’s moral threat.

Understandably, she decries the narratives that won out, becoming dominant in our culture—the great successes of the Left to misrepresent, canonize, or smear various historical actors.

The Left, for example, has been largely victorious in painting three major mid-century political leaders—who did speak out on communism and its penetration—with derision (Barry Goldwater); dismissiveness (President Ronald Reagan); and bogey-man-like horror (Senator Joseph McCarthy).

She also tears the mask off the still-largely-successful project to shield the deeply flawed World War II leadership of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his dark reliance on his top aide Harry Hopkins, later shown to be a secret Soviet agent (Venona Secrets, Romerstein and Breindel).

She points to America’s “lavish and almost indiscriminate” Lend Lease aid to the Soviet Union, to which Roosevelt gave precedence over supplying American campaigns and British allies.  Modern and vitally needed fighter airplanes, for example, intended for Singapore (which fell to the Japanese in February 1942) were diverted to Russia.

West, whose father fought in the D-Day landing, asks whether the decision to make the invasion landing in Normandy represented a very unwise concession to Stalin.  The better alternative, she suggests, would have been Winston Churchill’s recommendation to continue into south central Europe from Italy and via the Adriatic and Aegean Seas. This would have constrained the Soviet march across eastern Europe.

West asks whether both the Normandy Invasion and the Stalin-backed policy of unconditional surrender (the Allies declining to work with disaffected but also anti-Communist German generals) might represent, at heart, two highly successful Soviet “influence operations.”

Unconditional surrender, she writes, lengthened the war for years, increasing the toll of death and destruction; made it possible for the Third Reich to complete the “final solution” of exterminating the Jews; and enabled the post-war Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe.

Fast forward four decades: In negotiations at the end of the Cold War in 1989, president George H.W. Bush ceded to Russia’s Mikhail Gorbachev what amounts to a self-imposed gag order—setting “a scrupulously nonjudgmental and even supplicating tone” in talking about our Cold War victory.

All these policy failures, West argues, amount to complicity with the murderous tyranny of the Soviet Union throughout its history and a cover up of the stunning successes of Soviet wartime penetration of America.

Because of this cover up, we have been largely dependent on invaluable gifts of intelligence information—such as documents from disaffected elements in the Russian secret police–and from our own intercepts many of which are finally available in the Venona Papers—for the inside story of wartime Soviet penetration.

And not facing up to the implications of our elite’s complicity in this lengthy cover-up increased our own vulnerability to a stealthy collectivism.

“You don’t have to win to win,” West dryly remarks.

Dhimmis and Fellow Travelers:
Totalitarianism Hijacks Morality Itself

Both Communism (with its disciplined operatives and true-believing fellow travelers) and Militant Islam (with its highly placed enablers of Civilization Jihad), seek to cloud our society’s moral judgment.

Civilization Jihad is the Muslim Brotherhood’s own term for its most ambitious influence operation.

For this campaign to make progress, West points out, Shariah apologists have to conceal the substantial, shocking evidence that Islam is not a religion of peace: Islam’s key role in the American slave trade; the ongoing practice of slavery today; forced conversion; death for apostasy; censorship; child rape; pillage and military conquest; and most recently, the advent of “no-go zones” ceded by police in European countries.

The War on Definitions

A key weapon of the totalitarian: instilling in our discussions the “conditioned reflex of rejection [of forbidden words], becoming instantly derisive and scoffing in disbelief”—in this case, to deny descriptive words such as “Bolshevik,” “Communism,” or “Socialism,” a place at the respectable table.

“What is being rejected,” West points out, “is definition itself, labeling, even with a factual basis.”

This “short-circuits” the thinking process, leaving us intellectually undefended.

Needed: A Personal Coming To Terms

The goal of Communism, Islam, and totalitarian systems in general, according to West, is to “suppress all individuality.”

This is done by stifling alternative points of view; attacking or denigrating those who think differently; and putting off-limits certain inconvenient concepts, such as liberty, the right to defend oneself, freedom of association, freedom of speech, and even the most basic tools of logical, evidence-based argumentation.

This diabolical perspective, she notes, has made itself dominant in our colleges and universities, as well as in much of our public discussion.

The long march of Cultural Marxism severely weakened America and the West, the author argues.

We now live in “not a West that simply fails to appreciate itself anymore but rather a West that isn’t itself anymore.”

The ultimate battleground in this struggle, however, is the individual mind, heart, and moral soul.

It is West’s comprehension of this individual battleground that makes this book so personal, so passionate, and so powerfully eye-opening.   

In The Power and the Glory, Graham Greene described the role of a priest in confession as “to draw [the] mind slowly down the drab passages which led to horror, grief, and repentance.” Greene thus details a purgative psychological process, something like the now so-called “stages of grief.”

To lead us along a similar transformational path is the task to which Diana West sets herself.

And that is why American Betrayal is one of those books that will change the way many of us see the world.

First things . . . Richard Falknor on 18 Apr 2017

One Man’s Patient Scholarship Exposed Stalin’s Mega-Horrors And Why Our Schools Should Reveal Them Lest This Happen Here


The moral lessons of Robert Conquest’s work are timeless. And they are more relevant than ever in today’s America beset by the planned turbulence of the Hard Left.
Consequently we are re-posting SUSAN FREIS FALKNOR’s review of October 3, 2015.

Review of:
The Great Terror: A Reassessment: 40th Anniversary Edition, 2008
by Robert Conquest

“And it should be a book to teach our emerging generations about the vigilance needed to keep our freedom—and to open their eyes to the evil that homegrown tyrants could inflict even on their fellow Americans.”

Just last summer, Robert Conquest, a great hero of the Cold War, died—on August 3.

The weapons he wielded were exacting research and a mastery of expression that marked his many works of poetry and fiction, as well as history and politics.

But Conquest will be most remembered for his comprehensive research and expose of the Soviet Union’s 1934-1939 Great Purge.

Conquest published his magnum opus first as the Great Terror: Stalin’s Purge of the Thirties in 1968, then as The Great Terror: A Reassessment in 1990, and then as The Great Terror: A Reassessment: 40th Anniversary Edition, in 2008.

In an August 14, 2015 obituary in National Review on Line, John O’Sullivan calls Robert Conquest, “the single most important historian of the Soviet Union and its crimes.”

To read The Great Terror is to become schooled—against all our deep-seated Judeo-Christian values—in how utterly evil a total tyranny can become.

Although it can be dizzying in its accumulated emotional effect, The Great Terror is very readable scholarly work, documented with 67 pages of notes and bibliography.

Former Margaret-Thatcher-adviser O’Sullivan continues:

“Bob’s narratives balanced the large collective truths with the small, revealing personal details of callousness. He revealed terrible crimes by presenting the evidence for them. As two other tributes illuminate, however, it was not only the truth that set readers free. It was the teller, too. Bob’s narratives balanced the large collective truths (how many millions Stalin murdered) with the small, revealing personal details of callousness (after signing more than 3,000 death warrants, Stalin went to the movies). He revealed terrible crimes by presenting the evidence for them.
He refuted the casuistical Marxist justifications of such crimes with more evidence and without raising his voice. He had an instinct for detecting dishonesty and a talent for exposing it — qualities evident in his literary criticism as well as in his historical research. He himself claimed what the facts supported, and not an iota more.” (Highlighting Forum’s throughout)

The Guilt-By-Confession System

As Conquest relates, for those accused, arrested, grilled, and tortured, the Great Terror operated through a guilt-established-by-confession system.

For the accused were compelled to name co-conspirators, who then must be arrested and made to confess and to name others as well.

The accused party luminaries often ended in major public “show trials.”

Most of the accused, however, received “administrative” judgements, with lengthy sentences to forced-labor camps or immediate execution by shooting.
The purge targeted party officials, but also professional groups (military officers, diplomats, churchmen, historians, poets, weather forecasters), and leaders (party members, cadre, plant managers); ethnic nationalities (Polish, Ukrainian, Georgian)—as well as pick-up categories such as the wives and children of enemies of the state, or anyone who had contact with foreigners.

Kirov’s Murder: “Crime of the Century”

In his 40th edition preface, Conquest presents evidence to show that Stalin arranged the 1934 assassination of prominent Bolshevik leader Sergei Kirov, and then used the sensational murder as a pretext to begin the Great Terror.

Conquest explained

“This killing has every right to be called the crime of the century. Over the next four years, hundreds of Soviet citizens, including the most prominent political leaders of the Revolution, were shot for direct responsibility for the assassination, and literally millions of others went to their deaths for complicity in one or another part of the vast conspiracy which allegedly lay behind it.”

Kirov’s death, in fact, was the keystone of the entire edifice of terror and suffering by which Stalin secured his grip on the Soviet people, declares Conquest.

Conquest allows that “the circumstances of the Kirov murder on 1 December 1934 are still disputed,” but he argues that the weight of evidence attests to Stalin’s central role.

And Today?

In the World War II years, some Americans understood the nature of the Soviet Union.

During the Cold War, more people did.

George Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984, as well as Boris Pasternak’s Dr. Zhivago, became touchstones.

But do today’s Americans know much about the Soviet Leviathan?

Now television history documentaries of varying depth typically cover the crimes of Hitler’s Germany (against Jews, Christians, dissenters of all kinds, and conquered peoples).

But there is very little television portrayal of the malevolent regime of Joseph Stalin.

The slogan “Never Forget” properly evokes Jews under Hitler, but there is no slogan recalling the deaths of millions during Stalin’s Terror.

“Exact numbers may never be known with complete certainty,” writes Conquest, “but the total of deaths caused by the whole range of the Soviet regime’s terrors can hardly be lower than some fifteen million…. Yet the worst of the terror was not the killings, however excessive, but the regular accompaniment throughout of torture.” 

The voices of the Hard Left ignore if not “justify” the truly monstrous record of Stalin’s regime.

For example, read here about the “New York Times Moscow correspondent whose dispatches covered up Stalin’s infamies.”

In her essay on Conquest’s death, historian Diana West points to the denialist strain of the American “intelligentsia” when they discuss the Soviet regime.

“To be able to ‘deal with’ the evil of Communist extermination history, then, as Conquest writes, is to be judgmental as well as inquisitive. This suggests a continuum between such fruits of curiosity and academic labor—the repugnant facts of Communist extermination history—and our judgment of them.”

Reminding us of the scorn that met Ronald Reagan’s characterization of the Soviet Union as an “evil empire,” West notes—

“Reagan’s exhortation to face ‘the facts of history’ was a broad challenge, his reference to ‘the aggressive impulses of an evil empire’ an ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ moment. The cataclysmic histories of Ukraine, Finland, Bessarabia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Austria, Korea, East Germany, Vietnam, China, Cuba, Angola, and on and on were not the shining raiment becoming an empire of peace. Reagan was challenging us to acknowledge the implications of this fact, to fight the paralysis of ‘moral equivalence,’ and see not two bullies in a playground, as the East-West struggle was repetitiously framed, but one aggressor seeking to impose a totalitarian system over as much of the world as possible. Good and Evil.”

Robert Conquest’s life shows that the dedication of a few or even one person to the truth of a matter can make a global difference.

The Great Terror remains a testament to the strength of truth established by scholarship and evidence.

It also provides a perspective on the unnatural appetite of many on the American left for a “total elimination of dissent,” as Rush Limbaugh puts it.

And it should be a book to teach our emerging generations about the vigilance needed to keep our freedom—and to open their eyes to the evil that homegrown tyrants could inflict even on their fellow Americans.

First things . . . Richard Falknor on 16 Apr 2017

In Memoriam: Susan Freis Falknor July 17, 1941 — Easter Day April 16, 2017

Susan Freis Falknor

My wife and co-publisher Susan Freis Falknor died this afternoon at our home in Bluemont, Virginia after a brief illness.

Susan, a professional editor and researcher, was essential to the quality of all our posts and wrote our book reviews.

She drew on her substantial experience in nonprofit think tanks (such as the Urban Institute and the American Enterprise Institute) and for-profit information companies.

Moreover she made possible our related activity — the Maryland Center-Right Coalition (the Maryland Thursday Meeting) — which we guided through 2014.

Holding degrees in Humanities and English from the University of Chicago and the University of Maryland, Susan was also a published poet.

Most important, Susan was a devout Christian: “I AM the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die.”

 

First things . . . Richard Falknor on 16 Apr 2017

A Blessed Easter To All — April 16, 2017!

 

“ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee that, as by thy special grace preventing us thou dost put into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen.”

(“This Collect is to be said daily throughout Easter Week.”)

(From the 1928 Book of Common Prayer)

Trump Presidency Richard Falknor on 04 Mar 2017

Remember We Have The Moral High Ground! Watch “The Deep State War on Trump” Video

Paul Joseph Watson:”The real story behind the Russia hysteria”!

Click here to see the video!

For those who wish to support Donald Trump and make his presidency a success, Watson’s video is an essential tool.

Remember the attacks on Flynn and Sessions are just the opening round. 

Daniel Greenfield declares (highlighting added)–

“But their goal is to isolate Trump within his own administration by swapping out advisers and cabinet members with unconventional views for old hands with much more conventional ones.
The formula is easy. Smear or dig up some dirt.
Then you swap out Flynn, who was pretty clear on Islam, for McMasters, who will lecture Trump on the danger of saying ‘Radical Islamic terrorism’ because it alienates Muslims.”
. . . . . . . . .
“Go after Gorka and you can bring in somebody who will emphasize how ISIS has hijacked a great religion.
Take out Sessions and you can replace him with somebody much friendlier to amnesty and Islamic migration.
The Dems will put up a hard fight over some nominees, even when they’re not all that conservative, if there is a special interest, e.g. the teachers’ unions, that cares. But this kind of smear campaign that we are seeing is reserved for Trump people who are outside the usual Dem-Pub consensus because they hold realistic views on Islam or illegal immigration. 

Take out enough of these guys, replace them with Bush people, and you end up with a much ‘safer’ administration.”

Paul Joseph Watson’s video is the kind of blunt, continual messaging we need to advance Trump Principles in the midst of MSM, Deep State, and Red-Green Axis attacks.

Articles,Books,Videos Reviewed Susan Freis Falknor on 17 Feb 2017

“Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America” — David Horowitz’ Political Handbook To Seize The Moral High Ground and Stay On The Attack!

Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America, David Horowitz, Humanix Books (West Palm Beach, Florida, 2017)

To win the battle of the “Trump era” – according to author David Horowitz — we must understand whom we are up against, the whoppers leftists tell, their often-predictable playbook, and how to counter their tactics.

Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America is first of all a political handbook – well written, comprehensive and detailed, and tailored to the present.

It spells out a battle plan for the opening of the Trump presidency.

From A Red Diaper Baby

A former “Radical Son” of American Communist parents, Horowitz has been observing, tracking, analyzing, and fighting the progressive left since the 1960s.

Horowitz characterized (in a recent Breitbart article) his Freedom Center not as a think tank, but a “battle tank,” intended to deliver “what I felt was missing most in the conservative cause — troops ready and willing to fight fire with fire.” (Highlighting added throughout.)

Fighting for Individual Freedom

Trump based his campaign on defending the “cause of the forgotten working class, promising to restore America’s industrial prowess and bring back the jobs that a corrupt elite with a globalist outlook had negotiated away in reckless trade deals that sent Americans to the back of the bus and squandered the prosperity they had created over generations.”

Trump notably used “moral language,” to break the “stranglehold” of political correctness, plainly calling out his opponent as a “crook,” a “liar,” and the “enabler of a sexual predator.”

But the underlying theme of the Trump movement is deeper.

It is individual freedom.

Horowitz declares:

“The economic redistribution that progressives demand is not ‘fairness,’ as they maintain. Socialism is theft and a war on individual freedom. Compulsory public schools are not a service to minorities and the poor, but are infringements on their freedom to choose an education that will allow them to pursue the American dream. Obamacare is objectionable not only because its mandates drive up the costs and diminish the quality of health care, as Republicans have argued. Far more important is that government-controlled health care takes away the freedom of individuals to manage their own health and secure their life chances. Onerous taxes and massive government debt are not accounting problems; they are a war on the ability of individuals to work for themselves instead of the government and are therefore an attack on individual freedom.”

Adds Horowitz: “This is the moral language Republicans need to use if they are going to defeat the progressive agenda.

Today’s Intimidated GOP

Why do we have such difficulty in overcoming the left? The GOP so often fails to speak out with an effective “political response” to attacks – articulating “nothing that would neutralize the powerful emotional appeal to voters from pleas on behalf of society’s defenseless and vulnerable.”

Learning to Fight Effectively

The author urges: Learn to fight harder. For many of our friends in the GOP it has been difficult to stay on the attack, to knock the underpinnings out from the Hard Left’s moral posturing, and to claim the exceptional American value of individual freedom as our own moral high ground.

“The only way to bring Democrats down to earth, where they might feel subject to the same standards as everyone else, is to attack them with the same moral force they use to prosecute their mission; the only way to do this is to turn their fire on them.

Essential weapons Horowitz would have us bring into action:

  • Emphasize that the left is fighting “a war on individual rights and individual accountability, which are the bedrock of America’s constitutional system.”
  • Expose leftist guru Saul Alinsky’s plan is not to make people’s lives better, or to find the truth, but to take power.
  • Understand that the Trump Movement encompasses a big agenda. To move this agenda, Horowitz details the Hard Left biases we must confront in our Giant Institutions: public schools, colleges and universities; the “shadow political universe” of tax-exempt foundations; and government unions.
  • Confront the Democratic Party’s “mendacity on the race issue,” that “indicts America as ‘systematically’ racist.”
  • Strike at “the Achilles’ heel of the Democratic party: its monopoly control of the inner cities of America and its responsibility for the misery and suffering inside them.”
  • Expose the Democrat’s posturing as champions of the oppressed — instead “Focus on the groups — races, genders, ethnicities, and classes — that suffer under their policies and rules.”
  • Push Trump’s “New Deal” for African Americans and other inner-city dwellers — law and order, safe communities, school choice enabled by scholarship programs, and the high-paying jobs for which these policies will lay the groundwork.

For Horowitz, these are the challenges – and the opportunities – that president Trump’s plan to save America presents us.

Can the GOP we all know so well meet these challenges in time?

Or will a national Trump Movement have to take the lead — and very soon?

Trump Presidency Richard Falknor on 14 Feb 2017

Loudoun HS Students Protest President’s “Foreign Terrorist” XO–They Are Entitled To Their Own Opinion But Not To A Lack Of Understanding Of Our Institutions And History

LoudounNow’s Danielle Nadler reports that last FridayHundreds of Loudoun Students ‘Walk Out’ in Support of Immigrants”–

 “After watching the confusion and fear that followed President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions on refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, Rida Ali felt the need to do something.
The 16-year-old Ashburn resident is a first generation American. Her mother is from Yemen and her father from Pakistan. She took to Twitter and suggested to a few of her friends that they plan a ‘walk out,’ to leave class for 10-15 minutes to make a statement about how empty the school—the nation, really—would be without immigrants or descendants of immigrants.
What she didn’t expect was that hundreds of students would join her on campuses throughout Loudoun County. ‘It spread so far,’ she said. ‘I had no idea that any other school was going to do this.’
Walk outs were reported this afternoon at least eight Loudoun County high schools. Four of the largest demonstrations took place at Briar Woods, Rock Ridge, Potomac Falls and Broad Run, where Ali is a junior. The school system reported that, in total, 619 students participated in the walk out.”

Loudoun County, Virginia may have the best high-school civics and US history classes available, and may indeed require every student to take them.  But for the sake of our discussion, let’s stipulate that their high-school civics and US history are top of the line.

Loudoun County, after all, “has been ranked first in the United States in median household income among jurisdictions with a population of 65,000 or more.”

Weighing The Merits Of An Issue Versus “Virtue Signaling”

The demonstrating students, however, seem to base their objections to the president’s Executive Order on vacuities–

“a statement about how empty the school—the nation, really—would be without immigrants or descendants of immigrants” or “America is more than ‘just white'”

But simply expressing solidarity with classmates through “virtue signaling” doesn’t make a case.

Profile in Courage–Broad Run High School: senior Vinnie Sack. [Danielle Nadler/Loudoun Now]

Perhaps parents and teachers could guide the demonstrators to fresh sources — enabling them to look deeper into some serious concerns about immigration policy and assimilation.

First, of course, one should read the full text of the Executive Order, including its fact-gathering provisions.  As we pointed out in an earlier story, Reports Required in Trump’s Refugee Executive Order Can Tell Americans “What’s Going On” With Our Immigrants & Visitors!

Here are six such expert voices —

“We need to move beyond the ‘are we targeting Muslims’ nonsense and get to the critical question: How do we embrace our Islamic friends while excluding our sharia-supremacist enemies?”
As McCarthy explained in an earlier story, “Of Course There Should be an Ideological Test in Immigration”–
You are not supposed to realize that aliens are expected to exhibit fidelity to this constitutional framework as a precondition to joining our society.You are not supposed to know that there is an Islamic law, sharia, that has far more to do with governance, economics, warfare, civil rights, domestic relations, criminal prosecution, and fashion than it does with spiritual life. And you are absolutely not supposed to grasp that sharia is antithetical to the Constitution, to the very foundational American principle that the people may make law for themselves, live as they see fit, and chart their own destiny.You are not supposed to connect the dots and ask, ‘Well, how is it conceivable that any sharia-adherent alien could faithfully pledge allegiance to our Constitution?’”
“Patriotic integration versus multicuturalism is a moral issue. America’s decision on how to integrate newcomers—through patriotic assimilation (traditional Americanization) or the contemporary approach of multiculturalism-group consciousness—is a moral issue that will define the character of our citizenship and our constitutional democracy.”
 “A review of information compiled by a Senate committee in 2016 reveals that 72 individuals from the seven countries covered in President Trump’s vetting executive order have been convicted in terror cases since the 9/11 attacks.”
  • Then-senator, now Attorney General, Jeff Sessions told us in 2015 of the extent of immigration to the US–
“Immigration Adds 1 New Los Angeles Every 3 Years”
  • And finally scholar Stella Morabito warns parents and students Today’s Riot-Prone Mobs Are A Product Of America’s Cult-Like Education System !
    “By high school too many are become dependent upon their overlords in the education establishment telling them what to say, what to believe, what to do: Go into the streets to protest Trump’s inauguration! . . . Get a degree in pseudo-studies. Don’t read classics (Eeewwww, dead white guys.)”

Free men and women, in our view, welcome robust debate among those with various perspectives. 

Patriots should disdain servile “safe spaces.”

The sources we suggest may or may not change the demonstrators’ minds, but grappling with this material will enable them to frame their views as serious young citizens.

Trump Presidency Richard Falknor on 05 Feb 2017

UPDATED! Organize–The Now-Indispensable Role Of The Trump Movement!

UPDATE FEBRUARY 9!  The Spirit of America: Conservative Grassroots Leaders Plan Massive Pro-Trump Demonstrations Nationwide
Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle reveals “Conservative grassroots leaders are planning a series of massive pro-President Donald Trump rallies nationwide, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. On Feb. 27 and March 4, the rallies—dubbed the Spirit of America Rallies—will spring up nationwide in cities and towns across America.”
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Nearly a month ago we declared

The extent and intensity of the pushback against president-elect Donald Trump — even before he takes office on Friday, January 20 — tells patriots what America barely escaped from a Hillary Clinton victory: completion of the Obama transformation of America!

And not just more open borders and more job-killing trade deals and the acceleration of Muslim refugee importation. 

But a Clinton Administration intent on using Federal power to impose even more Cultural Marxism on our state and local governments!

Think consent decrees on police departments (part of the “war on cops”) and the widespread implementation of Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH).

Now, post swearing in, the Organized Left is striking back — from inaugural demonstrations in Washington, D. C. to physical attacks on conservative speakers in Berkeley, California and New York City to previously unthinkable manipulations of our Federal courts.

All of this pushback has dominated the news cycles over the last two weeks.

Your GOP members of the Congress (House and Senate) and your GOP state leaders should now be continually and visibly speaking out for the president as Mr. Trump takes on the Washington Establishment to “drain the swamp” for all Americans.

In two states next to the national capital, 248,343 voters supported then-candidate Trump in the Maryland presidential primary and 356,840 voters supported then-candidate Trump in the Virginia presidential primary.

Surely these Trump Core voters can now organize to push their own state’s GOP to get behind the president’s program energetically.

The November 8, 2016 Trump victory has given Americans a last reprieve.

If we don’t take advantage of the time Donald Trump bought us, our country will continue to be “transformed” inexorably by the Obama-Clinton legacy.

Remember November 8 was just the beginning.

As Rush explained last Friday–

“It’s designed to dispirit you. It’s designed to depress you. It’s designed to make you think you’re never gonna really succeed at this. It’s designed to make you think that they’re gonna be able to get rid of Trump next week, next month. It’s designed to make you think they’re gonna make Trump cave. It’s designed to make you think they’re gonna tick Trump off so much, they’re gonna make even Trump think it can’t be done, he’s gonna throw up his hands and say, ‘You know what Pence, you can have it, I’m leaving.’
“Whatever they have to do to make you think this is a lost cause, they will do and they are doing. And it’s going to continue. And Trump is not going to slow down, and he’s not going to pull back. He’s going to continue. He’s got people around him who are not gonna slow down and who are not gonna pull back. And he the people he has around him are hell-bent on defeating these people and getting them out of the way.
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They still haven’t realized what’s hit them, I don’t think. They’re gonna make up polls, approval polls. They’re gonna try to tell you Trump’s the most unpopular president after three weeks that we’ve ever had in America. They’re gonna make you think that everybody that voted for Trump is abandoning him, except you. They want you to think you’re alone. They want you to think that your associates and like-minded voters have all abandoned you and you’re the only guy still pulling for Trump. You’re the only person out there still hoping and praying this all happens. They want to bust up the coalition. It is vicious. This is exactly what it has always been going to look like.”

If our president is to succeed, his supporters must come together and stay together to ensure that GOP leaders —from the Congress to state capitals come out of the shadows and speak loudly for his program!

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