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Peter Alexander Beinart is an American columnist, journalist, and political commentator. A former editor of The New Republic, he has written for Time, The New York Times,


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Another view of what is at stake:

The Elements of Revolution Are All in Place

Including an election from which there could be no turning back.

In a recent poll, 61 % of Americans said we’re on the verge of civil war. What’s coming is cataclysmic, but there are better ways to describe it. Instead of civil war, think revolution.

Some believed the proletarian revolution was coming in the 1930s, during the Great Depression – others, during the rise of the New Left in the 1960s.

But they were only sparks that never ignited.

What was kindled decades ago, now has burst into flames.

The pieces are all in place: rioting without end, war on the police, government complicity with anarchy, one party firmly in the grasp of revolutionaries, ongoing efforts to erase our history, radicals with a death-grip on the culture and an election from which there could be no turning back. To view any of these elements in isolation would be a tragic mistake.

The riots following the death of George Floyd have been anything but spontaneous. They were planned and organized by Black Lives Matter, Antifa and others. The founders of BLM describe themselves as “trained Marxists.”

Every time there are charges of police brutality (given the sort of characters the police are forced to deal with on a daily basis, these are inevitable), the switch is thrown: first come the useful idiots with their signs and slogans, then the outside agitators (with U-Hauls disgorging riot gear), then the looting and burning, then the assaults on police, then the calls to defund the police and on and on.

The goal is chaos, leading to uncertainty, apprehension and politicians willing to give the terrorists whatever they want to buy peace. What they want is to raze this country and build something resembling Cuba or Venezuela on the ruins. That’s how the Biden camp intends to Build Back Better.

The police have taken the brunt of this. According to a story in the September 26th New York Post, in New York City alone, 472 officers have been injured in rioting -- 319 seriously enough to be hospitalized. Across the country, cops have been shot, stabbed, burned and run over with cars.

Police retirements have reached a record high. Police chiefs have resigned and ordinary crime has soared. Calls to defund the police grow. Biden wants to put shrinks in squad cars to help the police deal with domestic violence.

Cops are our first line of defense against the jungle. Joseph Wambaugh called them The New Centurions in his 1971 novel of the same title. Crippling law enforcement is an all-important step on the road to revolution.

Democratic mayors and governors are complicit. In September, the Department of Justice designated New York City, Seattle and Portland jurisdictions where “local governments … are permitting anarchy, violence and destruction.”

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler refused to allow police to use tear gas to dispel rioters. (The city’s chief of police rhetorically asked, “How much violence is enough?”) The mayor of Seattle allowed Antifa to occupy an historic area of the city for a month.

In the first Presidential Debate, Joe Biden declared, “I am the Democratic Party right now.” When queried if he’d asked Democratic mayors to address the rioting more forcefully, he responded, in effect: What can I do. I’m a private citizen? That’s how much the Biden Party wants urban anarchy to end.

Prosecutors elected by George Soros’ PACs refuse to prosecute rioters, who are often back on the streets in a matter of hours. St Louis City Attorney Kimberly Gardner was elected with $190,00 of Soros money and reelected with $119,000. A police official described his department’s relationship with her as “abysmal.” Gardner is prosecuting a couple for defending their home with guns, while refusing to charge the trespassers who were menacing them.

Kamala Harris tweeted out a link to a group raising bail money for Minnesota rioters. Biden campaign workers contributed themselves. Biden described Antifa as “an idea.” Try to imagine Churchill calling the brown shirts “an idea.”

Biden’s condemnation of the war on civilization is worse than nothing at all.

After avoiding the matter for months, at last, when the polls turned against him on the issue, he disavowed “all forms of violence,” while refusing to condemn Black Lives Matter or Antifa (which is a fantasy, after all). He equated isolated instances of police misconduct (“police violence”) and mythical “right-wing militia groups” with the Marxists and anarchists who have set our cities ablaze. How can you spot the white supremacist at a race riot? He’s the one on the ground, bleeding from multiple wounds.

Public schools and higher education are the breeding grounds for the next generation of incendiaries. As the president said in his July 4 Mt. Rushmore speech: “Against every law of society and nature, our children are taught in school to hate their own country and to believe that the men and women who built it were not heroes, but were villains.”

When they’re not distorting history, our schools simply refuse to teach it. In one survey, only 27% of those under 45 years of age had a basic understanding of U.S. history. Only one in three could correctly identify the three branches of government.

Indoctrination (like the 1619 project) is complimented by the steady stream of anti-American, anti-Caucasian propaganda from Hollywood, and the wealth of Fortune 500 firms poured into Black Lives Matter. They’re marching through the institutions -- from the classroom to the newsroom, to the screening room to the boardroom.

Against this backdrop we face the most consequential election of our lifetime, now less than 30 days away.

The Democratic Party is ruled by the revolutionary left. Vice President Biden is its Marshal Petain – the smiling, doddering old fool. Sanders, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Talaib, Schumer and Pelosi will pull the strings behind the scene.

If they win, Antifa and BLM will be used to attack and intimidate opponents of the regime -- morphing from storm troopers to S.S. Resistance will be labeled racism.

With statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico (and who knows where else), court-packing and ending the filibuster, our system of government will be permanently altered to assure that this election will be the last real election.

Like France in 1789, Russia in 1917 and Germany in 1932, we stand at the brink. Thank God Trump is no Louis XVI.

Don’t think civil war. Think firing squads, gulags and death camps. Think the Black Lives Matter flag flying over the White House and Capitol.

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-- Justice Janice Rogers Brown

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tonight's VP debate is moderated by Susan Page

 
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How does this happen???




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How does this happen???
Repub's have and continue to be stupid and weak.


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She also wrote a book about Barbara Bush, of course Barbara Bush isn't really a politician... Roll Eyes


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Lol the left has locked up Putin's endorsement. Not that this is surprising..

Russia’s Putin Praises ‘Ideological’ Links Between Democrats, Soviet Communism

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he could work with Joe Biden in a new administration, citing common ground he shared with the Democrats over a shared embrace of Soviet ideology.

https://www.breitbart.com/nati...ts-soviet-communism/


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Why I will not fly a Trump flag and so forth.

These 3 clowns would be sentenced to 2 years Oregon Fire Storm Damage repair, with a ball and chain attached to their ankle. Then can they fix the earth ravaged by mother nature.




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CA Officials Topple Giant 'TRUMP' Sign Overlooking 405 Freeway, Citing 'Life And Safety Hazard'



https://www.zerohedge.com/poli...ting-life-and-safety

The CA Highway Patrol noted the sign as a "traffic hazard" as drivers began to decelerate to take photos of the sign.

By 9 a.m., the sign was taken down by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), which entered private property and "laid it down so it wasn’t a visual distraction." (h/t The Federalist).


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I'm very curious to see what the ratings will be for the VP debate, may be very telling as to how many people actually understand they are really voting for (,)la Harris.


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A little light reading before the Debate

The Fascist America that Kamala Promises

October 7, 2020
The Fascist America That Kamala Promises
By Jack Cashill
I do not use the term “fascist” lightly, but when even the liberal Los Angeles Times opens an article with a paragraph like the one that follows, I think fascist is apt:

“California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is drawing fire from supporters of an anti-abortion activist whose undercover videos and identity cards were seized by the state Department of Justice this week after Harris’ political campaign sought to drum up support for Planned Parenthood.”

The activist is David Daleiden, 27 at the time of the April 2016 raid on his Huntington Beach apartment. In 2016, Harris was running for California’s open U.S. Senate seat. At the time of the raid, Harris’s campaign website was asking supporters “to take a stand and join Kamala in defending Planned Parenthood.”

In the course of Planned Parenthood’s history, no one had presented a greater threat to the organization’s federal funding than the young journalist whose apartment Harris’s agents had just raided.

In the way of background, Daleiden and his partner Sandra Merritt had gone undercover for two years posing as the brokers in the fetal tissue market.

In July 2015 Daleiden started dropping the undercover videos the pair had shot at Planned Parenthood clinics in several states, including California.

The combination of callow words and cruel images, repeated in one video after another, rocked Washington. The timing was good. The 2016 presidential campaigns were revving up, and many Republicans spoke out about what they saw.

“The out-of-sight, out-of-mind mantra that propelled the pro-choice movement for decades is forever gone,” Kellyanne Conway, then a Republican pollster, told the New York Times. Reeling from the blow, even the Times had to wonder whether “the new offensive will succeed in crippling Planned Parenthood.”

Obama, the first president to speak at Planned Parenthood’s national convention, kept his distance from the hubbub. An indifferent media got no closer to the president than his press secretary, Josh Earnest.

On July 30, 2015, a young reporter asked Earnest if Obama had seen the video that was released on that day. The video in question begins with interview footage of harried Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards insisting, “It’s not a fee. It’s not a fee. It’s just the cost of trans- mitting this material.” The undercover footage that follows undercuts everything Richards said.

A doctor at a Planned Parenthood megaclinic in Colorado is seen explaining the clinic’s traffic in body parts. Aware that it is illegal to transfer “human fetal tissue” for “valuable consideration,” the doctor plays semantic games with the would-be purchasers.

“We don’t want to get called on, you know, selling fetal parts across states,” she jokes, unaware she is being recorded. This interview is followed by an on-site review of actual body parts with the doctor and a clinician.

What is impressive is how well Daleiden and Merritt play their roles as buyers. What is unnerving is how casually the doctor and clinician pick through trays of baby parts -- a heart, a brain, a lung -- while talking about the commercial viability of the “fetal cadaver.”

Running for president at the time, Hillary Clinton could not afford to be so dismissive. Although her first instinct was to attack the video producers, Clinton herself began to waver as each new video dropped.

“I have seen pictures from [the videos] and obviously find them dis- turbing,” Clinton told the New Hampshire Union Leader late that July. No one knew better than Clinton, however, what overwhelming force Planned Parenthood and its allies in the Democratic-media complex could bring to bear against a pair of citizen journalists.

For immediate assistance, Planned Parenthood turned to the well-connected fixers at -- where else? -- Fusion GPS. The beleaguered organization contracted with Fusion to review the unedited footage Daleiden had posted online.

Armed with a ten-page report from Fusion, Richards went on the offensive. Convincing people they did not see what they saw would not be easy, but the networks made the task possible by refusing to show the actual videos.

As to the newspapers and online journals, they did their bit by leaving the assessment of the videos to Fusion GPS. Faced with real journalists doing real work, the Obama courtiers reflexively turned stenographer. They welcomed this “forensic study” as heartily as they would Fusion GPS’s notorious “Steele dossier” a year later.

To complete the rout, the ambitious Harris had her agents seize Daleiden’s multiple computers and hard drives as well as the materials he had gathered from Planned Parenthood conferences.

Alexandra Snyder, the director of the Life Legal Defense Foundation, told the Los Angeles Times that Harris’s “loyalty to Planned Parenthood” required “her to turn a blind eye to the organization’s criminal activities.” Harris did more than turn a blind eye. “Instead,” said Snyder, “she has launched an inquisition into David Daleiden.”

In 2017, Harris’s successor as attorney general, Xavier Becerra, filed 15 felony charges against Daleiden and Merritt and has tied them up in court ever since.

In May 2020, Daleiden filed suit against Becerra and Harris, claiming Harris violated his civil rights by conspiring with Planned Parenthood to silence him.

In Kamala’s America, killing and dismembering unborn babies and marketing their body parts is perfectly acceptable. Reporting on the practice is criminal. If that is not fascistic, I am not sure I know what is.

Jack Cashill’s new book, Unmasking Obama: The Fight to Tell the True Story of a Failed Presidency, is widely available. See also www.cashill.com.



 
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Public schools and higher education are the breeding grounds for the next generation of incendiaries. As the president said in his July 4 Mt. Rushmore speech: “Against every law of society and nature, our children are taught in school to hate their own country and to believe that the men and women who built it were not heroes, but were villains.”

When they’re not distorting history, our schools simply refuse to teach it. In one survey, only 27% of those under 45 years of age had a basic understanding of U.S. history. Only one in three could correctly identify the three branches of government.

Indoctrination (like the 1619 project) is complimented by the steady stream of anti-American, anti-Caucasian propaganda from Hollywood, and the wealth of Fortune 500 firms poured into Black Lives Matter. They’re marching through the institutions -- from the classroom to the newsroom, to the screening room to the boardroom.

This is accelerating a lot faster than most people are comprehending. Because such institutions are not elected bodies, the executive offices/committees are arbitrarily making these changes and curriculum is nearly set. Any push-back or, resistance to, is met with professional ostracism or, dismissal.

Critical Race Theory in American Classrooms The radical curriculum may already be at a public school near you.
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Two weeks ago, President Trump issued an executive order to root out critical race theory “trainings” from federal government agencies. Russell Vought, director of the Office of Management and Budget, explained that “these types of ‘trainings’ not only run counter to the fundamental beliefs for which our Nation has stood since its inception, but they also engender division and resentment within the Federal workforce.”

CNN anchor Brian Stelter credited City Journal contributing editor Christopher Rufo for bringing this issue to the administration’s attention through his investigative journalism, featured prominently on Tucker Carlson Tonight. Working with whistleblowers, Rufo documented that NASA spent half a million dollars on “power and privilege sexual education workshops,” that the FBI was holding weekly “intersectionality” workshops, and that Sandia National Laboratories, which designs America’s nuclear weapons, held a three-day reeducation camp to deconstruct “white male culture.”

Cancelling these conferences, workshops, and seminars is an overdue and salutary step, but a more formidable task lies ahead: rooting out identity-politics propaganda from America’s public schools.
 
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CA Officials Topple Giant 'TRUMP' Sign Overlooking 405 Freeway, Citing 'Life And Safety Hazard'



https://www.zerohedge.com/poli...ting-life-and-safety

The CA Highway Patrol noted the sign as a "traffic hazard" as drivers began to decelerate to take photos of the sign.

By 9 a.m., the sign was taken down by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), which entered private property and "laid it down so it wasn’t a visual distraction." (h/t The Federalist).


I’d chip in some cash to the guys who re-do the sign in 50 foot paint, sprayed onto the mountainside.

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i temper my instincts of provocation with these unhinged types, but if we are gonna chip in on stuff. i dig it. maybe something harder to take down, and symbolic of those stuck behind the iron curtain:
 
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CA Officials Topple Giant 'TRUMP' Sign Overlooking 405 Freeway, Citing 'Life And Safety Hazard'



https://www.zerohedge.com/poli...ting-life-and-safety

The CA Highway Patrol noted the sign as a "traffic hazard" as drivers began to decelerate to take photos of the sign.

By 9 a.m., the sign was taken down by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), which entered private property and "laid it down so it wasn’t a visual distraction." (h/t The Federalist).

So they have suspended the First Amendment there, too.

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Were it my / our land, that sign would go right back up - only 2 feet higher. It's not the sign's fault.
 
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I’d chip in some cash to the guys who re-do the sign in 50 foot paint, sprayed onto the mountainside.


They really shouldn't need any extra cash...after they sue the hell out of the state for blatantly and egregiously violating their fourth amendment rights.

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Balzé Halzé: Thank you for not quoting the entire thing + not copying the picture for the 4th time... you know what the boss says about nested quotes and unnecessary real estate.



"Some things are apparent. Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. The result is: families under siege; war in the streets; unapologetic expropriation of property; the precipitous decline of the rule of law; the rapid rise of corruption; the loss of civility and the triumph of deceit. The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible."
-- Justice Janice Rogers Brown

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CA Officials Topple Giant 'TRUMP' Sign Overlooking 405 Freeway, Citing 'Life And Safety Hazard'

The CA Highway Patrol noted the sign as a "traffic hazard" as drivers began to decelerate to take photos of the sign.

By 9 a.m., the sign was taken down by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), which entered private property and "laid it down so it wasn’t a visual distraction." (h/t The Federalist).

So they have suspended the First Amendment there, too.
I think it qualifies as a violation of the 4th Amendment, too.

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