This is how the end begins.

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This is how the end begins, under the subterfuge of good intentions; much like the road to hell. Check out this quote from Reuters.

A counterterrorism organization formed by some of the biggest U.S. tech companies including Facebook (FB.O) and Microsoft (MSFT.O) is significantly expanding the types of extremist content shared between firms in a key database, aiming to crack down on material from white supremacists and far-right militias, the group told Reuters.

Further down in the article it reads…

Fourteen companies can access the GIFCT database, including Reddit, Snapchat-owner Snap (SNAP.N), Facebook-owned Instagram, Verizon (VZ.N) Media, Microsoft’s LinkedIn and file-sharing service Dropbox (DBX.O).

And one more quote because I just have to.

“As the database expands, the risks of mistaken takedown only increase,” she added.

The group wants to continue to broaden its database to include hashes of audio files or certain symbols and grow its membership. It recently added home-rental giant Airbnb(ABNB.O) and email marketing company Mailchimp as members.

In other words, if your name gets on a list you will be banned from social media, prohibited from living in certain spaces and your email will be blocked (at least the email delivered by Mailchimp). While under the guise of protecting the public from “whiteness,” it is nothing more than the Chinese Social Credit Score on American shores. (In case you missed it, check out my rant on the social credit score here.)

I am not delusional. I have mentioned before about the push by the government to pursue white supremacist groups; both real and imagined. I did not buy the narrative because the data does not support the assertion that white supremacists are our country’s greatest threat. Much the same way as I disagree with the notion that racism against white people does not exist. Yes, there are some racists in America but, America is not a racist country. This is not a theory but a provable fact.

That being said, why continue to push the narrative that white supremacists are on a rampage and must be stopped by any means necessary? In a word, power. If the American people will buy the belief that their safety is in jeopardy then, they will give up more of their liberty and the government can seize more power. Back in 2002, a year after the September 11th attack in New York. A Gallup poll confirmed the following:

Nationally, nearly four in five (78%) Americans are willing to give up certain freedoms to gain security, according to a recent study co-sponsored by The Gallup Organization and The University of Oklahoma Department of Psychiatry through a grant from the Oklahoma City National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT). The study also revealed Americans’ willingness to compromise certain specific freedoms:

30% favor making it easier for legal authorities to access private communications such as mail, e-mail and telephone conversations.

71% favor requiring national identification cards containing fingerprint or citizenship information for all U.S. residents.

77% favor requiring smallpox vaccinations for all U.S. residents.

“The urge to strengthen government in a time of danger has been around a long time. The American people have, with important historical exceptions, done a good job of balancing individual liberties with the need to protect society,” said MIPT Deputy Director Donald R. Hamilton. “Some restrictions placed on individuals have been temporary and some have been permanent. The good sense of the American people about how to balance freedom and security has proven durable over the long haul.”

During that time, the Patriot Act was enacted under President George Bush to guard against further terrorist attacks. To quote Wikipedia

Opponents of the law have criticized its provision for indefinite detention of immigrants; permission to law enforcement to search a home or business without the owner’s or the occupant’s consent or knowledge under certain circumstances; the expanded use of National Security Letters, which allows the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to search telephone, email, and financial records without a court order; and the expanded access of law enforcement agencies to business records, including library and financial records. Since its passage, several court challenges have been brought against the act, and federal courts have ruled that a number of provisions are unconstitutional.

One could make a comparison to our modern situation with the pandemic. There was a legitimate threat to public safety, no argument there. Yet, in the name of safety, Americans released their freedoms and those in power took an unconstitutional advantage. Consider this 2020 quote from Reason.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she’s fighting a war. And she’s using emergency powers in that fight.

But governors are quickly finding that even emergency powers might have their limits.

“Tyranny has a new name and it’s called a pandemic,” says Robert Muise, a constitutional lawyer with the conservative American Freedom Law Center, and a co-plaintiff in a recent lawsuit the center has filed against Governor Whitmer.

“A quarantine is when you restrict the liberty of people who are sick. And tyranny is when we, you restrict the liberty of people who are healthy,” says Muise. 

Muise alleges that Whitmer has violated the First Amendment by banning church services, the Second Amendment by closing gun stores, and the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause by seeming to arbitrarily allow some places to stay open while banning others. One of his clients is a landscaper whom he says was perfectly capable of running his business while maintaining social distancing.

The American Freedom Law Center has also filed a First Amendment lawsuit against New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has banned protests but permits walking and jogging.

“This is a total ban on first amendment activity,” says Muise.

Like The Patriot Act, the Covid restrictions exist in unprecedented times. However, the general belief of the American people was that such drastic steps were necessary and temporary. Be that as it may, the Patriot Act still exists, in some form, today. And while Covid restrictions have lessened, there has been talk of a resurgence and with it a continuance of the enhanced governmental powers so many have been protesting.

I predict one of two things will happen. Either the American people will view Covid as they do the flu, cancer, heart disease or (insert malady here) as a given possibility, take adequate measures to prevent it, but live their lives as before. Perhaps,realizing that the damage from the lockdowns is just as significant, and in some ways worse, than the illness. The alternative is to gradually lose all liberties and become a slave to unending government mandates that the public is powerless to vote against, due to the emergency situation. Whichever route the American people choose, the consequences of said choice are summed up perfectly by Benjamin Franklin.

Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Wake up America.

Wake up world.

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Media Blackout: Millions are protesting pandemic lockdowns worldwide

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Back in April 26, 2021, Daily Mail posted these comments in an article.

I’ve never been on a protest march in my life.

They usually cause chaos for hardworking folk attempting to go about their day to day business and usually include smelly troublemakers who would be much better off attempting to make changes via channels that are more likely to lead to real change.

But I respect people’s democratic right to protest under any circumstance and appreciate it’s a cornerstone of a free political system.

That’s why I’ve been so disturbed to see the virtual media blackout of the massive anti-lockdown protests in London over the weekend.

The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky News have devoted hundreds of hours over the past year to less well attended demonstrations by Black Lives Matter, anti-statue, Extinction Rebellion and women’s rights supporters.

Yet the thousands of folk who turned up to march against the biggest erosion of our freedoms and civil liberties in modern history are given short shrift.

At an earlier point in my life, I would never have believed something like this. If there were truly massive protests in the streets then, I would hear about it on the news. No amount of media would be able to hide something so blatantly public! Now, I’m not so sure.

There have been millions of people protesting pandemic lockdowns worldwide and I wonder how many people in the United States are even aware. Here are some videos on the events, in case you missed them.

Lockdown protests in Australia [July 26, 2021]

Lockdown protests in Canada [ July 24, 2021]

Lockdown protests in Paris [July 24, 2021]

Lockdown protests in London [June 26, 2021]

Lockdown protests in Greece [July 23, 2021]

Lockdown protests in Italy [July 24, 2021]

Lockdown protests in Ireland [July 25, 2021]

I think this will happen in the USA very soon. Actually, it may have already happened and I just don’t know because its not been reported in the news. Maybe the police are threatening them? Or maybe the limited media coverage is not as honest as it could be? Not sure. What do you think?

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Trent Gadner and I had no set agenda which is why its fascinating me how we ended up focused on weapons, martial arts, society’s view of men and the need for a manly rite of passage in our country. This was certainly one of my favorite conversations and I think it will be one of yours. Don’t miss it.

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President Biden lied. Should we cancel him?

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When I was reading through my 50+ news sources for information to share with you today, I thought about sharing news with you that “they” don’t want you to see. What do I mean by that? Most of the mainstream media is leftist with its narratives, meaning that any news counter to that is ignored, scoffed at or censored. Their goal is not to give you news objectively and without agenda, it is intended to influence your worldview. I am doing the same thing with the data I share but, with a few key differences.

  1. I am not pretending to be a journalist. I share facts that are bundled with my opinion in hopes that you will adopt conservative values or that your pre-existing conservative values are reinforced.
  2. I do not want you to accept what I share as your only source of data. Please consider it a starting point to your own research on the matter, as I would hope you do with the news you consume elsewhere.
  3. If there is information out there that contradicts what I share, I would be the last person to try to cancel it. In fact, I would not try to censor any information that is contrary to my opinion or the facts I share. I feel that sunlight is the best disinfectant so, the more information, the better. The truth will always win out.

All that being said, here are some facts, bundled with my opinion. Enjoy.

Should President Biden be cancelled for spreading misinformation?

President Trump was cancelled on Twitter and the left praised big tech for it. The reason Twitter permanently blocked President Trump was out of fear that he might incite violence. To quote Twitter on the action…

“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” the company said in a tweet.

A Twitter employee was quoted as saying…

“A lot of us are so happy, and so proud to work for a company that did the right thing,” the employee said.

So, if one President was cancelled because of what he might do, it stands to reason that another President should be cancelled for what he has actually done. In the case of President Biden, he has spread misinformation about covid vaccines and that data is on Twitter. I am referring to the tweet below.

What President Biden said was not true, to put it mildly. There are multiple news reports that refute this. Here are just a few of them.

This tweet is almost poetic with its irony.

An article from The Hill gives more context.

Three Texas House Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C., to block the passage of a sweeping elections overhaul bill have tested positive for COVID-19. The caucus said in a statement that one member tested positive for COVID-19 late Friday evening. That member immediately informed the rest of the caucus, and members and staff then took rapid testS. 

Saturday morning, two additional members of the caucus tested positive, the statement said. The caucus didn’t release the names of the members but said all three lawmakers were fully vaccinated.

Like I said, irony.

‘Vast majority’ of Covid-19 cluster in Cape Cod were vaccinated

Here are some quotes from a recent Free West Media article.

In Cape Cod, a geographic cape extending into the Atlantic Ocean in Massachusetts, the vaccinated are falling ill with Covid-19. The American town with one of the highest vaccination rates in the state, now has the highest rate of new cases. An official told ABC News on Monday that the “vast majority” of the 132 Covid-19 cases were among vaccinated individuals.

Further down in the same article it reads…

Dr. Janet Whelan, a member of the Provincetown Board of Health, confirmed that the vaccinated could be spreading the Coronavirus: “The most interesting thing to me about this cluster of cases is so many of the people infected were vaccinated, which sort of means that a lot of the people that are vaccinated who are exposed to it may feel safe, but may also transmit it to others.” ABC News however dismissed the spread as being “not a major concern”.

ALL BUT ONE!

In Sydney, Australia, there are 141 new COVID hospitalizations. ALL OF THEM WERE VACCINATED, except one. [As of July 25, 2021]

Stops asking questions! Shut up and take your jab.

Last week, Tucker Carlson noticed that the VAERS database, which tracks pandemic deaths, seemed to glitch. The reported deaths dropped from 12,313 to 6,079. Why did that happen? Which is the accurate count? And why is it when you ask the government, “Just how many people have died from covid vaccines?,” you get so much resistance?

I am not anti-vaxx but…

I believe that any medical decision should be between a patient and their doctor. While I am grateful for what vaccines have accomplished in the past, like many Americans, I am against mandates that compel vaccinations where Covid is concerned; especially when the Food and Drug Administration has yet to fully approve them. I mean, Nuremberg, anyone? In case you are unfamiliar with what I mean by “nuremberg,” take six minutes and watch this video. Here is a quick quote from the video to intrigue you.

Dr. Reiner Fuellmich is the public front man for an international team comprised of hundreds of lawyers and medical experts who have begun legal proceedings over the CDC, the WHO, and the Davos Group for committing crimes against humanity.

The protocol for the PCR test given by the WHO and the CDC was knowingly set to a level that guaranteed 100% false positives or false negatives. So there is no pandemic.

This is all about getting people to take the shot. Their argument is that we are at the very least being subjected to an illegal experiment, and at the worst, global genocide.

Dr. Fuellmich points out how the experimental jab is in clear violation of all 10 of the Nuremberg codes, which carry the penalty of death for those who violate them.

Why Is The CDC Quietly Abandoning The PCR Test For COVID?

This quote from ZeroHedge is quite interesting. PLEASE, please, please read the entire article so you get the full context. It is definitely, food for thought.

So, in summary, with regard to our current “casedemic”, positive tests as they are counted today do not indicate a “case” of anything. They indicate that viral RNA was found in a nasal swab. It may be enough to make you sick, but according to the New York Times and their experts, probably won’t. And certainly not sufficient replication of the virus to make anyone else sick. But you will be sent home for ten days anyway, even if you never have a sniffle. And this is the number the media breathlessly reports… and is used to fearmonger mask mandates and lockdowns nationwide…

Now, I’ve seen it all

There are a lot of incentives for getting the Covid-19 vaccine. Among them: free donuts, free beer and free money via the NYS Lottery “Vax and Scratch” tickets. The list seems endless. But now, you can add one more. Depending on the crime, in some cases you can get a reduced sentence if you take a covid vaccination shot. I kid you not.

And, I’ll just leave this here.

If you want a long list of statistics to give you pause enough to rethink what some are calling “The Covid-19 Pandemic Hoax” then, you MUST review this long list of VERIFIABLE FACTS. Below are just a few examples.

According to the latest immunological studies, the overall lethality of Covid-19 (IFR) is about 0.1% to 0.3% and thus in the range of a severe influenza (flu).

Even in so-called “Covid-19 deaths” it is often not clear whether they died from or with coronavirus (i.e. from underlying diseases) or if they were counted as “presumed cases” and not tested at all. However, official figures usually do not reflect this distinction.

There is still little to no scientific evidence for the effectiveness of cloth face masks in healthy and asymptomatic individuals. Experts warn that such masks may interfere with normal breathing and may become “germ carriers” if used repeatedly.

Several media were caught trying to dramatize the situation in hospitals, sometimes even with manipulative images and videos. In general, the unprofessional reporting of many media maximized fear and panic in the population.

A 2019 WHO study on measures against pandemic influenza found that from a medical perspective, “contact tracing” is “not recommended in any circumstances”. Nevertheless, contact tracing apps have already become partially mandatory in several countries. In some countries, such “contact tracing” is carried out directly by the secret service.

Click here for a long list of facts about Covid-19

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The Involution Revolution

In China, the pressure to outcompete others begins at an early age. From securing a place at a bilingual kindergarten, getting into a “key school” and then an elite university, to landing a job that pays well enough to afford a comfortable life in the city. A lot of young people in China are wondering these days if all this hard work and constant competition to be the best is making their life easier or worse.

Enter the Chinese word “neijuan,” which is translated “involution” and “tang ping” which is translated “laying flat.” The meaning? Why chase after success? Instead, embrace a peaceful life by lowering your standards and ambitions. In this episode, I discuss this trend in China and explore how it could be a good thing for America.

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Life in Cuba with Poet Robert Gonzalez

In this episode, I discuss life in Cuba and the Cuban protests for freedom with entrepreneur and poet Robert Gonzalez.

ABOUT MY GUEST

Robert Gonzalez was raised in Pennsylvania and currently lives in Florida, where he enjoys water sports such as deep sea fishing and scuba diving, as well as current events. His family had to flee the evils of Communism from Cuba, the stories of which left  an everlasting impression on him. With current events happening across America touching him personally, he recently wrote a book consisting of poems drawing parallels in America from 1776 to the present. You can learn more at https://www.eagleclawsbyrobertgonzalez.com/

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