The death of George Floyd under the knee of Officer Derek Chauvin raises a number of questions that have not been answered. Supposedly Floyd was pulled over for passing a bad $20.00 bill. He was taken from his vehicle and offered no resistance to the officers. Placed on the ground and handcuffed, Officer Chauvin then knelt on his neck for over eight minutes despite Floyd complaining that he couldn’t breathe, until he expired. Chauvin and the three other officers on the scene, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng. were immediately fired. Subsequently the Mayor of Minneapolis sought to have them all arrested on charges relating to the murder of Mr. Floyd.
Proper police procedure when a subject is cuffed and prone is pretty much to leave him alone. If he is struggling to get up and the officer doesn’t want him up, is to kneel on his butt, this effectively immobilizes him In addition to Chauvin kneeling on his neck there was also an officer kneeling on Floyd’s butt. Regardless, Chauvin’s action was clearly abusive and well outside of policing norms. Granted Chauvin was the senior officer on scene, but how odd that none of the others seem to have said, “Cool it, Chauvin. You’re blowing it. Why not just pick him up and toss him in the back seat of the cruiser?”
In recent years we have seen a lot of police brutality employed against the citizenry they are sworn to protect. When it comes to police overreach there is no discrimination against Blacks, all races are potential victims. There are certain people who crave the the power of life and death over their fellow man, and such people naturally gravitate to where they can exercise that power. Qualified Immunity too often shields them from the consequences of their actions. Most Police officers are good people honorably doing a difficult job made even more difficult by the mistrust engendered by their irresponsible fellow officers.
The coroner’s report states that Floyd did not die of traumatic strangulation or asphyxiation. In the image above it is clear that Chauvin was applying pressure the the back of Floyd’s neck, and was not compressing the trachea of obstructing his nose and mouth. It might be the case that the pressure on his neck constricted the carotid artery depriving Floyd’s brain of oxygen, but that would have resulted in unconsciousness and ultimately death in a lot less than eight minutes. “Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease,” said the complaint from the Hennepin County Attorney. “The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.”
Before arriving, the only information the fire crew had was that Floyd, called “pt” in the report, had trauma to his mouth. Fire Station 17 of Minneapolis then arrived at Cup Foods to multiple police squads on scene and a small crowd of citizens.
The report says while MFD attempted to locate Floyd, several people told them that the police “had killed the man.” There was no clear info on Floyd’s whereabouts from either initial police officers or bystanders.
The report says MFD was finally able to locate an officer inside the store, who told them that Hennepin Healthcare medics loaded Floyd into an ambulance and left the scene.
Meanwhile, the fire crew did locate an off-duty firefighter who witnessed the end of the struggle, and said that he saw Floyd go from struggling to unresponsive on the ground while handcuffed and subdued by police.
Dispatch then notified the fire crew that the medics needed assistance and they responded to 36th and Park Avenue.
Two of the fire crew members got into the ambulance. At that time, medics had a chest compression device working on an “unresponsive, pulseless” Floyd. The fire crew members assisted medics and accompanied them to Hennepin Healthcare, where life-saving attempts were continued.
“Medics performed pulse checks several times, finding none, and delivered one shock by their monitor. [Floyd’s] condition did not change,” the report said.
George Floyd and now-former Officer Derek Chauvin both worked security at the El Nuevo Rodeo club on Lake Street, according to Maya Santamaria. Santamaria owned the building for nearly two decades, but sold the venue within the last few months.
‘Chauvin was our off-duty police for almost the entirety of the 17 years that we were open,’ Santamaria said. ‘They were working together at the same time, it’s just that Chauvin worked outside and the security guards were inside.’
Still there is much we don’t know. How coincidental that Chauvin just happens to be the cop that pulls his co-worker Floyd over for passing a bogus $20 bill. Where did he get the $20, what was he trying to do with it, and was it in fact counterfeit? Was there even a $20 bill in the first place? We don’t know. How strange that Chauvin kneels on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes in violation of protocol. How odd that when the Fire Department got there they couldn’t find Floyd’s body, and had to hunt around until they got pointed to the ambulance that doesn’t seem to have been visible to them when they arrived. Seriously, if you were a Fire Department type looking to assist an injured person wouldn’t you go peek in the ambulance first? But they don’t seem to have seen it, how do you hide an ambulance on the street at a crisis scene? At this point I’m not convinced that this hasn’t been staged to produce a major national distraction.
A distraction from what? Glad you asked.
Richard Grenell declassified even more documents before stepping down in favor of John Ratcliffe, the new Director of National Intelligence. This latest batch includes the transcript of General Flynn’s conversation with Russian Ambasador Kislyak. Grenell has been extremely effective, having declassified and made public a mass of documentation that utterly exposes the corrupt FBI’s persecution of Michael Flynn and their failed coup attempt against President Donald Trump. Granted you will not hear anything about all this in the mainstream propaganda outfits, but the riots following Floyd’s death guarantee that they will never hit the airwaves.
In Yuri Bezmenov’s lexicon the process of replacing a fallen government with a pro Soviet, or in today’s world, a Socialist government, is called Normalization. The term was coined by Leonid Brezhnev following the short lived and brutally suppressed Hungarian revolt in 1956, when he declared that “the situation in Hungary has been normalized.” That normalization resulted in thousands of Hungarians who had supported the revolt being shot out of hand, imprisoned, tortured, and for the more prominent among them, taken to Russia tried and shot in secret. The Kremlin kept a firm thumb on the Hungarians up until the Soviet collapse in 1991. In a similar manner the Prague Spring of 1968 was “normalized” with somewhat less savagery as the Czechs offered no violent resistance to Russian Army when they invaded.
These are just a few examples of of what normalization means for those unfortunate enough to be on the losing end of Communist aggression. Difficulties in arriving at exact numbers are twofold. First, accurate records are seldom kept, the Germans being the grim exception. Second, Marxist true believers continue to foment revolutions worldwide, and those already in Socialist chains continue to suffer and die at astronomical rates. The Black Book of Communism, published in 1997, is long out of date. A somewhat more up to date summary can be found here.
In the previous essay in this series, as well two earlier articles here and here I laid out some of the reasons to believe that the response to the Wuhan virus is a scam, a Bezmenov Crisis event. We have more information today than was available in those two older articles, but they lead to the same conclusion. The Communists masquerading as Democrats are playing for all the marbles.
One of America’s greatest military geniuses, if not the greatest, was Colonel John Boyd, USAF. Among the innovative and useful concepts he developed is the OODA loop. Every strategic and tactical action, whether military or not, follows these steps. Observe, Orient, Decide, Act. Whichever side can complete these steps the fastest has the initiative, and thus the advantage. For decades the Communists have had the advantage because they understood that that they were at war with America while America did not. They devised and practiced plans of action that left patriotic Americans confused and paralyzed, unable to correctly understand the threat or devise a suitable response. In the struggle against this evil ideology Americans went along, fat and dumb and happy, believing that these people were Americans and on America’s side. Now we know better; this realization is a very good thing.
How might they have hoped their scenario would play out? Let’s game it out.
President Trump not a smart man (so they think), not being a medical man nor having a background in science, would depend on his scientific advisers who recommend to him that for the sake of the country he must shut it down, everybody goes into voluntary quarantine. He does this, and the people voluntarily lock themselves into house arrest, utterly terrified of the Wuhan virus, and stay that way until a vaccine is developed. This would take many months, vaccines are not easy, during which time the trembling population would watch helplessly as their savings disappear, their jobs disappear, they become increasingly dependent on the government, growing angry and frustrated and hopeless. Come November they would vote Trump out of office, any shortfall in votes would be made up by hundreds of thousands of mail in “bonus ballots” all voting Democrat. A new Democrat administration would earn the electorate’s gratitude by continuing to provide food and basic services, and gradually jobs would come back. For safety’s sake everyone would get tested frequently, submitting to enforced quarantine upon testing positive. Free vaccines would be made mandatory with implanted chips certifying the vaccine and the test results. An entire social control system would be set in place centered around vaccinations and testing. The people would be so grateful that their welfare is being safeguarded that they would swiftly comply with whatever restrictions the government would set on their liberty, gladly trading their rights and freedoms for safety from follow-on epidemics. We would all live the life of Julia happily ever after.
Ain’t gonna happen.
For one thing, President Trump has gone off script. instead of urging us to stay at home he is instead urging us to get back to work. Rather than assume national dictatorial control himself he has delegated the responsibility to the States. He has introduced into the discussions at his daily task force pressers ideas which were never supposed to come up at all, like hydrochloroquine with zinc as an alternative to a vaccine. He has undermined Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx publicly as he did recently when Birx was listing out ridiculously high numbers of infections and deaths, remarking in the middle of her monologue, “Who can believe those numbers?”
Although many still adhere to the narrative and are duly terrified (often with good reason), increasingly Americans are not responding to Chicken Little With a Megaphone yammering from the TV. Americans are going off the globalists’ script. The lockdowns were originally sold as two weeks of isolation to prevent the hospital system from being overwhelmed. The hospitals were far, far from being overwhelmed, yet the Powers That Be mandated an additional month of voluntary house arrest, and We the People went along with it for the sake of our fellow citizens. During that period of enforced idleness we had time on our hands to research over the internet and many of us discovered that the data did not match the models. Now that some States are opening up their economies again with no apparent ill effect, the rest of us, primarily in Blue States, want to know, “Why not us too?” The natives are getting restless.
The natives got pretty restive in Michigan, among other places, surrounding the Capitol with hundreds of honking cars and protesters on foot. They certainly sent a message to Governor Whitmer, that they were very unhappy with her high handed and irrational orders for the safety of Michiganders. People wanted freedom of movement and the freedom to get back to work. Unsurprisingly Governor Whitmer was unimpressed. Unimpressed not just because she figures she’s the boss and has the power, but because the protesters just honked, yelled, had a good time and went home. She knew perfectly well that neither her political power nor her person was at risk. She was certain that she would not be tarred, feathered and ridden out of town on a rail. She was right.
The mistake that the protesters made was that they though that no other action than loudly demanding their rights would suffice to win the day. How pathetic. Rights and freedoms are NEVER won by simply demanding them of tyrants. If anybody ought to know this it should be Americans. We did not gain our freedom and our rights by playing Mother May I with King George, we got them because we claimed them for ourselves and enforced that claim with the threat of violence against any who would try to take them from us. Anyone who waits for a tyrant to grant them their rights and freedom is an idiot that will wait in vain.
Watch this video, then let’s talk. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
What did you notice? Here’s what I noticed. A whole lot of people milling around, being really respectful and obeying the law while complaining about the rules that bar them from enjoying the beach. They all stand around at the edge of the beach holding their signs, waving their flags and saying how they won’t take it any more. By golly, they want their beach! For most of the time they just stand there, saying how much they want their beach, how they have a right to be on their beach, and all the reasons that the forces of government should not stand between them and their beach. Denying them their beach is just plain mean!
People: Mother, may I go on the beach?
People: Mother may I please go on the beach?
People: Mother pretty please may I go on the beach?
Government: No! Now shut up!
Then one gal dashes onto the beach! She is immediately intercepted by a couple of cops which stop her and actually make her kneel in the sand as they prepare to arrest her. Then after a bit a couple more people kind of hesitantly move onto the beach, the cops start going after them. Then a bunch of people start coming onto the beach. The cops realize that there are more beach jumpers than there are cops to stop them and the cops give up. This is how effective civil disobedience works. Stand together! As despicable as Saul Alynski was his tactics work. He never organized little demonstrations, they were always big and the people trained.
People: We’re going to the beach.
Government: Don’t you dare go to the beach.
People: We’re at the beach. C’mon, guys!
Government: Get off that beach this very instant!
Government: Oh, crap! OK, you can stay on the beach.
The Marxist globalists have made a huge strategic error. They bet the farm that Americans could be terrorized en masse into shuffling down the chute to slavery their barkers in the media have laid out for them. They tell us that this is the new normal, ie. normalization. But Americans in increasing numbers are on to them, we are alive to the danger and are breaking off from the designated path to find our own way.
Millions of us are inside their OODA loop (we are going through the cycle faster than they are, taking the initiative from them), Observing what’s actually happening, Orienting ourselves to the realities we see, Deciding on what WE want to do, and taking Action to achieve our goals, local and State governments to the contrary not withstanding. Now WE have the initiative and are forcing them to react to us. From this point forward the globalists will be forced to devise a series of increasingly ineffective ad hoc measures to try and keep their plan from falling apart. It is coming apart and they can’t stop it.
Ultimately the situation will be “normalized,” but it is not going to be a new normal on their terms. America will emerge from this crisis. What we will look like when that happens depends on us. Do we really understand our rights and liberties? How highly do we value them? Are we willing to respect other people’s expression of their rights and liberties? How willing are we to stand up for our own rights and liberties? And, key question here, how willing is each of us to risk in support of other’s rights and liberties?
To date there has not been much talk of standing with fellow Americans whose rights and liberties are being unjustly trampled, and even less action. As we saw in the above video an isolated citizen is easily taken down. Even a small group of citizens is easily taken down. A great mass of citizens, not so much. The globalist’s aim will be to isolate us, to cut us off from the possibility of mutual support. If we are to retain our freedom and way of life we must make it our business to gather round the citizen being harassed and threatened by tyranny’s enforcers.
Rights and liberties are preserved by their excercise. This is what the new normal should look like. Because once they load us on the boxcars its too late.
In this stage a nation is compelled to face an entirely manufactured situation which it is incapable of resolving. It should be emphasized that there is nothing natural about this crisis, it is a situation that has been carefully crafted to ensure that the nation’s government is unable to resolve it, is overwhelmed and faced with catastrophic failure, the government falls. In truth it is an attack on many fronts perpetrated by the covert Lenisist Marxist elements that have infiltrated and subverted the nation’s institutions.
When Hillary Clinton failed to win the 2016 Presidential election the Communists who have been operating behind the mask of the Democrat Party saw their chance to finally consolidate their grip on America slipping away. The leadership of the party is old and have been working towards this goal for most of their lives; they wanted to be able to enjoy the fruit of their lifetime’s effort. As members of Karl Marx’s millenarian death cult they might have groomed a younger generation to step into positions of leadership, but secure in their belief that THEY were going to be the anointed ones they reserved the drug “POWER” to themselves. Having driven all challengers from the arena they now find themselves tied to the tottering husk of Joe Biden.
Hence the wild coup attempts against President Trump. The Russia Collusion Hoax. the failed Impeachment attempt and now the Wuhan Virus pandemic, or, as is becoming more and more evident, the planned-demic. We are beginning to understand that whole lockdown scenario, which was supposed to last for only two weeks and has now gone on for nearly two months, has been a waste of time and effort. Still there are governors (note well the capital letter after their names) who insist on maintaining the lockdown.
So why maintain the lockdowns if they were never really needed in the first place, or if you prefer to believe, were once needed but are no longer necessary? One possibility is that they are a form of Cloward Piven Strategy, as discussed in a previous article in this series.
From public remarks made at various White House WuFlu pressers among others it was the hope of certain people that the lockdowns would continue in effect until a vaccine was developed, with no defined date in view. Clearly it was hoped that they would remain in effect until at least the November election. The resultant economic catastrophe could then be blamed on Trump to sway the election towards the Democrat ticket. Also, and more apropos this discussion, is Mr. Garcon’s idea in the above graphic, “we are doing things today that should have been done a long time ago. The pandemic has forced a lot of things that were being talked about to actually take place at a very rapid pace. The reset button was pushed and I don’t see us coming back.” Thus locking in the fundamental transformation of America.
Donald Trump is America’s response to Obama’s Fundamental Transformation of America: “The Audacity of Nope!” Trump is well on the way to effacing Obama’s transformation, which means that the hard left dotards would need years they don’t have to regain what they’ve lost. The Whuan virus has given them a crisis, and they mean to exploit it to the hilt.
Ordinarily a planned crisis results in the fall of government with its ruling class and its replacement by a new ruling class that has been waiting in the wings, ready to impose the Worker’s Paradise on a supine, demoralized population and shattered society. In America’s case it is clear that it is not the ruling class that needs purging, but a still unruly American people. Having terrified us with the largely chimerical Chinese virus they demand that we trade our lusty freedom for a managed, ephemeral safety. They demand that we exchange our natural leadership, We the People under God, for a smarmy, preening, incompetent Socialist aristocracy.
There have been two unintended beneficial effects of these lockdowns. The first is that We the People, with more time on our hands, have been able to look into what is going on and have become more skeptical of the entire premise and its sequels. People know they are being lied to, and they don’t like it. The second is that we have so far been spared terrorist violence.
In his 1988 book, Spetsnaz, the GRU (Soviet Military Intelligence) defector Viktor Suvorov outlined the use of plain clothes Spetsnaz troops to infiltrate a target nation’s population and engage in assassinations, sabotage and random acts of violence. Responsibility for these acts was never claimed by any terrorist group, they just came out of the blue and were known as “the gray terror.” As no one could understand or predict the violence the target society was reduced to fearful confusion and paralysis, aiding the soon to appear Red Army coming to “rescue” the troubled country. The Left has just such forces at their disposal, notably, Antifa and special cadres of trained thugs, some in gangs, some not. As a general rule the gray terror includes a significant uptick in general criminal activity. It is no accident that hard left District Attorneys like George Garcon have been refusing to prosecute violent criminals and instead releasing them back into the unsuspecting population, even before the Wuhan virus was unleashed.
The Soviet strategic plan for taking over other countries and imposing a Socialist government, whether directly or by proxy, requires forcing an existential crisis requiring the assistance of friendly Socialist comrades. The conquest of America has been a long term goal of world Communism for decades. We have been demoralized, destabilized and finally brought to crisis. All that remains now is normalization, which I will discuss in the next and final essay in this series.
In my last essay I discussed the first step in the destruction of a nation as described by KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov. That first step is demoralization, in which a nation or people is brought to a point that it holds its own history, culture, art, public institutions, religion and political leadership in contempt and no longer upholds or transmits it values to upcoming generations. According to Bezmenov this should take about 20 years. the fact that is has been ongoing for a good fifty years is a testament to the strength of American civilization. The process, as noted previously, is near completion.
The next stage in the process of strategically destroying and taking over a nation is destabilization. Destabilization is the process of making the functioning of the the nation’s institutions increasingly inefficient and counter productive. Obstacles are constantly placed in the way of the smooth operation of these institutions, and they get co-opted into investing their energies in upholding initiatives that have nothing to do with their core mission, and so the core mission is marginalized and often lost.
This is accomplished by infiltration and subversion both within and without the organization. Infiltration and subversion from within is accomplished when individuals become members of the organization and work to undermine it, subversion from without occurs when an organization is forced to change as a result of external pressures. Three names are particularly associated with the work of destabilizing American society. The most well known is that of Saul Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals and leftist organizer extraordinaire.
The other, much less well known names, are Richard Cloward and Fances Fox Piven, who in 1966 formulated the Cloward-Piven Strategy for collapsing the welfare system. The strategy proved so successful that it has been applied to many other areas targeted by the radical left. These three Socialists formulated the battlefield strategies and tactics that have been leading us ever further into the fundamental transformation of America: the collapse of our democratic republic and its replacement by a totalitarian collectivist state. When teamed with the Alinsky rules, as it generally is, the Cloward Piven Strategy is devastating; much devastation have they wrought.
Having forced New York City into bankruptcy, and nearly New York State as well, the welfare reforms signed by Bill Clinton limited what damage could be done through the welfare system. They then pivoted to the electoral system, forcing reforms that have opened elections at local, State and Federal levels to increasing levels of fraud. The Democrats’ big push towards universal vote by mail and ballot harvesting would put and end to any but the most superficial semblance of honest elections. It is not simply a question of using fraud to perpetuate a one Party system, but goes to de-legitimize the electoral process altogether.
The same forces are at work undermining the immigration system. Since at least 1965 the whole point of encouraging foreigners to flood into the US was and remains to undermine the very concept of America’s national sovereignty, American law, American citizenship and American identity. Sovereignty because every nation has the right to define and defend its borders. As a republic America is a nation governed by laws, by flouting the law on such a massive scale America’s governing principles are eroded. When foreigners have equal or greater rights than Americans American citizenship is devalued. When millions whose cultures are at odds with the culture that shaped and nurtured the American heart and soul, and those foreign cultures refuse to assimilate but retain their distinctness in opposition to American values, American values become diluted and increasingly alien to those who claim these United States as our native land.
Notice that all of these actions which undermine and corrupt institutions are undertaken in the name of the poor, the marginalized and, in Alinsy’s words, the have-nots, who are supposedly oppressed by the wealthy and the powerful. Americans, who still largely share a Christian value system, are much attracted to the ideas of compassion, generosity and helping the less fortunate. What is not obvious, and is well masked, is that those organizing the poor and downtrodden very often become wealthy and powerful themselves. This might be considered odd if it were not so common; it is a feature, not a bug. For those at the top charity pays.
There is a great deal of money to be made leveraging charity to subvert an institution, which is a good thing for them because it takes a great deal of money to fund leftist causes. Church charities are no exception. In 1969 Saul Alinsky joined forces with Cardinal John Cody in Chicago to establish the National Catholic Crusade Against Poverty which over time became the Catholic Campaign for Human Development which every year solicits millions of dollars from Catholic parishioners from all over the country. These funds are then distributed to various organizations, many of which are not only left-leaning but whose stated aims are directly contrary to Catholic teaching. Despite investigations and protests over many years tremendous amounts of money continue to be donated to organizations which directly undermine the Church.
In the early 1990’s Saul Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation came to Los Angeles to leverage the goodwill of a local community based organization, S.E.A., an anti-gang youth organization. They were doing great work getting young people out of gangs, off drugs and free of criminal influence. The IAF came in and raised millions of dollars from both the private and public sectors to replicate this successful model on a much larger scale, the program was called Hope in Youth. A great deal was done in a hurry, no proper foundation in terms of training and community outreach was laid. Then one fine day everybody came in to find the lights had been turned off, a big part of the funds entrusted to the IAF to administer were no longer available in Los Angeles and the IAF was exempt from audit. Not only was the money gone, the hopes and expectations of the communities that needed the help were dashed and the reputation of the organizations that had sponsored the program were ruined. Everybody came out a loser except the Marxists whose agenda was advanced and coffers enriched.
The process of Destabilization is designed to make the governance of a country more difficult. The nation’s institutions are rendered ineffective, often working counter to their own mandates. The population learns that these institutions cannot be relied upon or even trusted. Things get out of control and every effort to restore balance is met with another destabilizing push.
In Bezemov’s four step recipe for taking over a country, Demoralization, Destabilization, Crisis, Normalization, the steps are not mutually exclusive. each flows into the next, with a good deal of overlap between the steps. I have now discussed the first two, Demoralization and Destabilization. In my next essay I will discuss step three, Crisis.
In a previous post I stated that Communism has deeply infiltrated many institutions in the United States and that it has a viable game plan for achieving victory. Although they are well on the way to achieving victory they can yet be stopped. Preventing their victory and reversing the damage their infiltration has done is possible.
The first step is to understand their strategy. In military theory, strategy is “the utilization during both peace and war, of all of the nation’s forces, through large scale, long-range planning and development, to ensure security and victory.” Strategy, then, involves long range planning and total mobilization of forces. Communists are much better than most of us at making long range plans and carrying them out. We tend to think of long range as the next quarter or the next election cycle, they think in terms of multiple decades.
When Soviet agents (I will use the term Soviet as it is the term he used but can refer to any successor Communist entity) infiltrate a society they work to achieve these goals. They seek to acquire positions of influence in every institution in that culture, political parties, news and entertainment organs, schools at all levels especially in the colleges and universities., industry, labor, religion, military, intelligence services, etc. In short, they work themselves into positions of power and influence.
In the demoralization phase they seek to turn whatever institution against the norms and values of the institution and the society as a whole, if not actually in the direction of Soviet goals. Until recently these operatives had to feign loyalty to the society while gradually undermining it. Examples from the last 80+ years abound, but for purposes of discussion I will illustrate with education.
At the turn of the 20th century our schools were regularly teaching Latin and Greek along with the Bible. This was considered a necessary foundation to understanding the foundations of our own history and civilization. Under the influence of John Dewey, an avowed Socialist and the Father of Modern Education all three of these were regarded as unimportant, ultimately to be excised from the American educational system. Madalyn Murray O’Hair, an active Socialist, succeeded in having prayer removed from public schools in 1963. In 1995 an researcher who had worked for the Department of Education under Reagan (and whose name I can no longer remember) gave a presentation in which she pointed out two very significant things. First, the Department of Education under Clinton had mandated that every school district in the US, over 13,000 of them, was to form a committee, develop and file a mission statement with the Department. She found that ALL of them were virtually identical with only a few words difference between them. This is statistically impossible and is clear evidence of a central mind organizing and directing the whole exercise across the entire country. Second, she analyzed the curricula and found that it was optimized to limit or exclude critical thinking and inculcate conformity and compliance.
When the process of demoralization is complete the citizens of a given nation regard their country with contempt and indifference, they no longer support or promote its values if they even know them at all. They see nothing worth advancing, nothing worth preserving, nothing worth defending. They no longer see themselves as a valiant extension of a noble past or the guardians of a tradition to pass on to the next generation. They don’t support the government, are cynical about the nation’s institutions and withdraw from purposeful participation in the nation’s life. They accept the status quo not because they prefer it but because no viable alternative presents itself, they go along to get along, they have no firm foundation and feel no loyalty to the existing order.
If any doubt that things have changed in education in the last century, consider the 8th grade final exam at right. The later stages of demoralization provide the lead in to destabilization which I will discuss in the next article in this series.
By James E. Enstrom, PhD, MPH, FFACE SCRW&M Science and Environment Chair and Retired UCLA Research Professor (epidemiologist and physicist) and Jeffrey D. Klausner, MD, professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Program in Global Health at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
This piece ran in the Los Angeles Daily News on April 12, 2020.
The novel coronavirus has spread in the United States since early March, igniting epidemics in some major cities like New York City, New Orleans and Detroit. Many of the outbreaks have increased rapidly, peaked, and some have now declined. Despite the worst fears, the virus has not spread broadly in the general population.
As of April 10, there have been about 475,000 cases and 17,000 deaths reported in the country. In California, there have been about 20,000 cases and 550 deaths, equivalent to rates of 51 cases and 1.4 deaths per 100,000 California residents. California is currently ranked 30th of 50 states, with a death rate that is about one-quarter of the national rate.
Within California, COVID-19 risk varies substantially by county. About 90 percent of the cases and deaths have occurred in 14 mostly urban counties, particularly Los Angeles, Santa Clara, San Diego and Riverside counties. In the 44 remaining counties, which are mostly rural and less densely populated, the case and death rates are less than half of the overall California rates and are among the lowest in the entire U.S.
Since April 1, new cases have been relatively steady with increases likely due to more testing rather than increased transmission. Our hospital systems have been preparing for weeks. We have seen increases in COVID-19 admissions and cases in intensive care units, but currently our system capacity to manage those cases has been quite adequate.
The number of COVID-19 deaths have been much less than the 750 total deaths that occur every day in California. Furthermore, there is evidence that there have been substantial reductions in the deaths due to seasonal flu, pneumonia and accidents because of the almost exclusive focus on COVID-19 and the current statewide lockdown. Thus, it is possible that there has been no increase in the normal number of total daily deaths. Given the massive societal disruption of the statewide lockdown, it is important to assess the overall mortality statistics.
Many of the predictions on the frequency and impact of COVID-19 in California have been based on statistical models. Indeed, the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) Model has overestimated the COVID-19 death and hospitalization rates. The total number of IHME-projected COVID-19 deaths in California has been reduced by nearly 75 percent from the March 26 estimate of 6,100 to the April 7 estimate of 1,611. Similarly, the projected peak number of hospital beds needed for COVID-19 patients each day has been reduced from 15,000 to 5,000.
The current statewide shelter-at-home approach might have been justified in the absence of actual data based on the substantial fears of viral spread within the general population, but now that policy appears to be an overreaction failing to account for the observed frequency and distribution of cases. Those most at risk are the elderly and those with existing chronic conditions. Indeed, among the persons hospitalized with COVID-19, 86 percent of those aged 18-64 years and 94 percent of those aged 65-plus years have at least one underlying medical condition.
We should be updating our response to the epidemic in California with a localized public health approach focused on protecting the elderly and those with chronic conditions. We must increase
testing, isolation and contact notification activities. We can continue to emphasize lower-cost personal behavior changes such as staying at home for work or school if ill, covering coughs or sneezes, avoiding those currently with respiratory symptoms and handwashing. We must greatly increase case finding through unrestricted and expanded free testing for anyone who wants a test, symptomatic or not. And we must approve the use of home-collection to enable the safe and easy delivery of testing kits and return of specimens to laboratories through the mail.
We should scale up technological solutions that facilitate registration for testing and timely online confidential access to test results and contact notification. We should limit the duration of quarantine by utilizing tests that detect the virus to enable those who test negative to return to work or school. Furthermore, we should lift restrictions that have little theoretical value such as closed beaches, parks, tennis courts and hiking trails.
Because of the epidemiologic characteristics of the novel coronavirus — the relatively short duration of infectiousness (~ 8 days) and low proportion of asymptomatic infection — there is low potential of COVID-19 to cause epidemic spread in the general population. While original models predicted massive spread resulting in infection of more than 50 percent of the general population, that has not occurred in any area.
Now that our understanding of how the virus spreads is improving, it is time to let the data inform an updated response.
Our resources to control the coronavirus epidemic have increased. We need to use them strategically, protect the vulnerable and enable Californians in low-transmission areas to get back to work and school. We can monitor the frequency of new cases and hospital admissions and adapt interventions based on the burden of infection in a given population to maintain our health system capacity.
Like any response to an emergency, our response must be data-driven and not fueled by panic. We must use the data available to support an updated approach rather than continuing indefinite stay-at-home orders and prolonged quarantine.
And then there’s this:
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(Email subject line:) Are you sick and tired of that worthless munch button Adam ‘Pencil Neck’ Schiff? Eric Early now has a regular weekly radio show. Pencil Neck Schiff only talks when he’s grandstanding in DC, Eric Early talks to the people.
What refreshing difference!
I’m a Republican for several years now and I support your efforts to help our nation towards a better future. But I need to let you know that I absolutely detest name-calling of anyone in the political arena or any arena, even though, for example, I also absolutely detested Rep. Schiff’s actions in the past and current year during impeachment hearings, etc. But how can we uplift our nation if we demean anyone in the public eye with silly and cruel “nicknames.” It seems wrong to me and it also becomes a horrible role-model for our children and young-people who will emulate this style of communication one day. Isn’t there a better way of communicating? I know President Trump used this style in his initial 2016 campaign, and I think President Trump is doing a wonderful job for America and is a very good man which makes me think so highly of him. We’re all imperfect, aren’t we? — but I intensely disliked President Trump’s style of name-calling so continually in 2016. I confess I myself give vent to the term “idiots!” in private in occasional heated moments when the Democrats drive me up the wall and back or I view other acts of idiocy in the world.
Seriously, name-calling humiliates people in front of their families and friends; belittling appearance, belittling people with physical or mental disabilities such as early-stage Alzheimer’s demeans them, dehumanizes them, and is so extremely hurtful. Can’t we who know better do better than this? We can still continue to strongly communicate disagreement and criticisms without demeaning or cruelly tormenting any human being.
to sum up, I don’t like your ad above. But I continue to support Republican efforts. We surely need Republican leadership in California official offices. Thanks for listening. And I appreciate voting guides for elections. although I live in WS. I looked for a voting guide in the last primary election but couldn’t locate anything.
Thank you for your thoughtful remarks, I assure you they have been well received. I partially agree with you. We live in a civilization that values civil discourse, and believes that every human being is intrinsically valuable in themselves, thus deserving of courteous treatment. I love this about us Americans, and would wish it more universally practiced. Alas, common courtesy has, like common sense, become a vanishingly rare virtue. I regret any distress we, as a club, and I as an author writing on behalf of the [Club], may have caused you.
It is my view that we have only recently woken up to the fact that we are in a war not of our choosing with forces whose goals are inimical to the continued welfare and even survival of our American Republic. Unfortunately the Democratic Party has become aligned with these forces, which is why I, at any rate, so bitterly oppose them, their policies, aims and methods. I am not in a position to make any great claim to wisdom, my claims are modest, and, I hope, bounded by what I actually know. Because I have been an avid reader since childhood I have an unusual understanding of history, including military history and the history of Communism in the 20th century. This understanding is the basis of my growing alarm regarding the cultural and political trends in the US over the last few decades.
Because I absolutely do not want to see this struggle devolve into general and unrestricted violence (as civil wars tend to do) it must be conducted with words. Words which convey ideas, ours, which we wish to see triumph, and theirs, which we wish to defeat. We must absolutely confront their ideas with ours and argue passionately; intellectually they cannot hold a candle to us. If the argument were conducted solely on the basis of reason and logic they would have to retreat with their collective tail between their legs. But knowing that they cannot prevail on rational grounds they shift the argument to the emotions, which are much more easily manipulated. Good salesmen know that people do not buy based on reason, they buy based on emotion. In this regard the Democrats have us beat hollow, sad to say.
The propaganda side of war has always been about elevating our side and diminishing their side in the hearts and minds of the people. Throughout history each side has defined itself as fully, virtuously human while dehumanizing and demonizing the enemy. President Trump understands this, perhaps on an instinctual level. In his rhetoric America and Americans are always, Great! Big! Beautiful! Special! Wonderful! While his opponents are reduced by demeaning nicknames: Crooked Hillary, Lying Ted, Little Marco, Pencil Neck Schiff, etc. This is a battle tactic designed to make his opponents less attractive, less authoritative, less respectable, less believable, less trustable. You may have noticed that once he’s proved his point and won he moves his former opponents into the “good guys” column. You might have also noticed that while the Democrats call for civility their rhetoric is anything but. That is because they are fighting to win.
As a Vietnam combat veteran I can tell you first hand that war is an ugly business. I volunteered because defending the Vietnamese people against a Communist victory, a victory of evil. was worth risking my health and life for. Almost fifty years later I am still bitter about the betrayal of the Vietnamese people by the Democrat Congress of 1974. You can only imagine my horror at discovering an impending Communist win in America. I am no longer called upon to serve the guns to rain hot death with fire and thunder on America’s enemies, now my weapons are words and my aim is victory. If I thought we could win against the Democrats with mild words of sweet reason, compromise and kindness I would use them. They have been tried by many others and consistently failed. They are ineffective against our common foe.
So i can make you a couple of promises, Anne. First, I will always avoid the use of obscene and crassly vulgar language. Second, I will to the best of my ability use the full force and power of the English language in service of an American victory. This means that when apposite I will savage the Democrats using mockery, derision and laughter to expose them, humiliate them, undercut their credibility and reduce them to impotent rage (because when people are enraged they make stupid mistakes which can be exploited, something which President Trump does well). Given your very understandable sensitivities, the mark of an educated and cultured person, I do not ask or expect you to enjoy the battle of words any more that I would ask or expect you to enjoy witnessing appalling cruelties men inflicted and endured during the battles in the jungles of Vietnam. I do ask you, dear Anne, to support us, averting your eyes as needed, as we do the dirty work of hammering the proponents of these evil ideologies, to forge with God’s help a stronger and cleaner and holier America.
If there is one thing that these last few weeks have illustrated it is that whatever else is going on it isn’t business as usual. Nearly the entire nation has been put in house arrest, locked in by terror, a terror fed hour by hour by the mainstream propaganda outlets. All the while our businesses are dying and the jobs that sustain our livelihoods are evaporating by the million.
There has been noise lately about a “plan to open the country” for business after this long, useless and highly destructive Great Hunkering. Presumably these will be super geniuses with planetary brains that planned the partial shut down in the first place. It was they who designated which were “vital” industries and workers and which had to be sent away to house arrest. Now all those economic illiterates who have been clamoring for Socialism with its planned economies are getting their first lessons in Marxism 101.
Millions of gallons of milk are being poured down the drain while consumers clamor for milk. Millions of eggs are broken ind thrown away at the egg farms while eggs are hard to find at the store. Millions of pounds of fruits and vegetables lie rotting in the fields. Toilet paper shortages have become legend. And this is just the beginning. Meat packing plants are shutting down because their regular buyers are not buying. Rural and suburban hospitals are shutting down because there are not enough patients. All because governments at all levels, Federal, State and local are making decisions about who wins and who loses, based on what they “know” (and who they know will be most generous in return for a favor).
Now these mega brains are going to tell us how to start our business up again? I predict a shortage of popcorn; it would be hysterical if it weren’t so horrifying. Because, of course, some politician whose skill set is lying while log rolling knows better than you or I what we need to do to get back on our feet and working again. They will issue rules to the bureaucrats who will totally understand our unique situations and be completely flexible and helpful. Yes, and I understand there are new hiring guidelines for expanding the Fairy Godmother Department so that even hetero cis females of age can apply. You do believe me, don’t you? Its gonna be great!
Meanwhile, as the nation’s productive sector faces ruin the Democrats held us all hostage because it would be a pity to waste such a lovely crisis. To say that they acted like vultures would be blood libel against vultures who at least wait till their meal is dead before ripping it’s guts out. No, they demanded our consent to having our guts ripped out if we were to receive any of the help we need at all. I can only assume that the only reason the Republicans went along with it was the dire necessity of providing for the survival of the nations’s small businesses.
“Nice business you got there, Citizen. It would sure be a shame if anything were to happen to it. What’s it gonna cost? Look, I’ll make it easy for you because I like you. All I need from you is to trust me with your vote, the keys to your house and the password to your bank account. Oh, and wear this ankle bracelet. Its only temporary, we’ll take it off when the situation is normalized. We pinkie promise.”
They held American businesses and the livelihoods of all who depend on them hostage to their demands for even more – MORE! – legislation enacting their leftist, anti civilizational agenda. None of it actually benefits small businesses and their employees, none of it has anything to do with
It was rape, pure and simple, and having raped America once last week they raped us again this week. I’ll wager that they already have plans underway as to how to rape us again next week.
If there was anyone in the world who still believed that the Democratic Party intended to honor the oath they took on assuming office to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter,” they are now disabused. If not the Constitution, to what allegiance are they bound? Its not to us.
The Constitution does not bind us in a suicide pact. We do have the right to petition for redress of grievances, as Governor Gretchen Whitmer is discovering. In the present crisis the idea that government is going to “manage” the restarting of the economy is at least as frightening as the cause of the shut down in the first place. Businesses that are still capable of operating know how to operate their businesses and should be allowed to do so unhindered by excessive government regulation and control.
Which is not to say that some oversight is not required. In particular convalescent hospitals need to be looked at much more carefully. Most of the deaths are in the older population and seem to be coming from people in these institutions. These are not the most sanitary places as anyone with a nose can attest. Any opening for business will need to hedge these places about with special care.
A very valuable lesson learned is that outsourcing production overseas is at best a risky way of doing business and that a great deal of manufacturing will need to return to our own shores. Tax holidays and grants to repatriating industries are certainly in order. A tax holiday for anybody laid off as a result of the lockdown might also be a good idea.
But as we have seen, give some people a little power and they can’t help going overboard and controlling things to destruction, or insanity, Governor Whitmer case in point. The longer this lockdown continues the worse it is going to get. It is time to reopen now. Given what we now know about the data we should have ended the lockdown weeks ago. All the special rules and restrictions on individual liberty must be rescinded in their entirety once this is over.
Businesses can begin the process of opening again to the extent that they can even if permission has not been granted by the local or State authorities. If local officials object local businesses can very well band together and present those officials with the hard reality that businesses and the jobs they create are the foundation of the tax base that sustains all government and government services. And, unless the Democrats get their way with national vote by mail and vote harvesting, elections are just around the corner and memories of recent events will be fresh.
It is not the case that the entire economy has come to a standstill, parts are still functioning and these will act as a leaven on the rest. It will be a scramble, there will be shortages and many things will limp for a time. There will be shortages, there will be frustration and disappointment. We are Americans and if there is one thing that Americans do better than anybody else in the world it is figuring out how to get things done.
Let’s end the lockdowns now and get on with the job at hand, making America great again.
On January 10, 1963 the forty five current goals of the Communist Party as excerpted from The Naked Communist by W. Leon Skousen were read into the Congressional Record. Are there any goals on that list that have not been championed by the Democratic Party? Are there any which remain to be accomplished? If then the Democratic Party is the vehicle by which Communist goals have been implemented in the United States, it therefore follows that the Democratic Party has become the Communist Party in all but name. It is no wonder then that the DNC allowed Bernie Sanders, an open and avowed Socialist (which is nothing but a Communist half way out of the closet) to run for President under their auspices.
The KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov outlined how that subversion was to take place in considerable detail in a presentation in Los Angeles in 1983 or 1984. The ultimate goal is the removal of the current system of government and its replacement with a Socialist or Communist form of government. The Soviets had it down to a science. It should not be thought that because the USSR collapsed in 1991 that their goals have disappeared. They trained cadres all over the world, and those in turn have trained others, modern true believers have taken up the October Revolution’s torch and are carrying it forward today.
AOC, her Squad colleagues and her handlers are not an anomaly, we are going to see several more of her ilk running for and winning seats in offices all over the country during the 2020 election season. They will be running on radical leftist platforms antithetical to the American Constitution. Groups such as Brand New Congress, Justice Democrats and Antifa are some of the organizations which are part of this movement. These people have an identical set of goals, they think alike, they plan together and they act in concert. These four traits make even a relatively small number disproportionately effective.
If the aim of these movements is the transformation of the American experiment in self government into a totalitarian, collectivist police state it is going to be necessary for Patriots committed to the preservation of our Constitutional Republic to study our Marxist enemies in order to defeat them. We need to understand their goals, their strategy, their tactics and the weapons they use. Until we do we will continue to cede the initiative to our foes, be late for every battle, surrender every contest, be out maneuvered, out gunned, out of luck, and soon, out of the freedom that our founding fathers pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to secure.
As necessary as knowledge and understanding are they are not enough. It is necessary to be willing to actually enter the fray rather than standing aloof and complaining about what is being done to us. And this is hard to do. In his book Civilization and its Enemies Lee Harris explains why this is so.
Barbarians have a great advantage over civilizations: they are not bound by the rules of civility. A barbarian will walk up to a civilized man and not hesitate to thrust a knife in his belly knowing full well that the civilized man will not believe that such a thing could ever happen. Consequently he won’t defend himself effectively. The civilized man sees anyone he comes across as a civilized person who will treat him with the same courtesy he himself automatically extends. Even as he falls in a puddle of his own gore he will not believe what is happening to him and will at most protest the injustice of the act. The barbarian laughs and plunders the corpse. The witnesses recoil in horror but promptly make themselves scarce. Uncounted numbers of civilizations have died like this, and ours stands fair to join them.
We cannot continue to play by the the Marquess of Queensberry rules and expect to win anything but the scorn of our enemies. Recently one of the Club emails we referred to Adam Schiff as Pencil Neck. Someone objected that referring to our opponents in derogatory terms was inappropriate because it lowered us to their level. Such a person, I am sorry to say, is not prepared for the fight. Our men did not fight the Wehrmacht with Nerf guns for a reason: they intended to win.
Which is not to suggest that Patriots should go postal. The American Left early on realized that terrorist violence was counterproductive, and held that stance until the creation of Antifa. A tenacious, robust and vigorous opposition need not be violent. Andrew Breitbart demonstrated that; the people of Michigan and Huntington Beach are demonstrating that today. The silent majority tacitly enabled the Marxist agenda by their silence. The first rule of political opposition is don’t be silent, don’t allow yourself to be silenced. Let no opportunity to speak up pass in silence. At the very least say, “Oh, come on! You don’t really expect me to believe that, do you?”
Having long since met their 1958 goals in America the radical left with their Marxist agenda have moved on to other issues. Now we must fight for the integrity of our borders, for the integrity of our personal information, for the right to defend our lives, for the right to practice our religion of choice, for the physical, moral and spiritual integrity of our children, for our right to be free. The Democrat Party leads the effort to liberate us from our rights and our freedoms, from our dreams for the future and for our very lives. Whether or not they succeed is going to be up to what we do, not what we say among ourselves or what we think in the depths of our hears.