Monday, April 19, 2021

Vast Stretches Of America Have Now Descended Into A State Of Deep Economic Hopelessness

by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

Even though the stock market has been booming and the corporate media is full of talk about “recovery”, there are many communities in the United States where a permanent atmosphere of despair seems to hang in the air.  The federal government gives us doctored numbers that show that the national unemployment rate is low, but in small towns all across the country it seems like almost everyone is either unemployed or working extremely low paying jobs.  Earlier this month, one such town was profiled by USA Today.  Even before the COVID pandemic came along, the little town of Ogdensburg, New York was deeply struggling, but now economic conditions have become extremely dire

Americans Exiled within America

by Fay Voshell, American Thinker:

“Exile” conjures images of banished figures like Napoleon, who languished on the island of Elba, rendered powerless by isolation.

Groups of people considered troublemakers also have been exiled from their lands.  Diasporas of “undesirables” like the Jews have been a constant in the history of nations whose rulers wanted to be rid of what they considered indigestible elements.

Exile within one’s own country by a totalitarian regime has been less noted.

For such an enterprise, we may look at Vichy France, which was under the thrall and control of a fascist political system imported by Germany but facilitated by   French citizens.  Non-conformists found themselves termed by Charles Maurras as “internal foreigners,” exiled within their own country.  Measures favored by an imported ideology were enacted against them.

Standing Strong Against the Left’s American Nightmare

by Terry Paulson, Townhall:

In as divided a country as we have, President Joe Biden is claiming a mandate to transform America into a socialist country most won’t recognize or want. To the radical left, patriotism is passé and a relic of the white supremacy that must be erased.

Bashing America seems to be a requirement to be including in the Biden administration. At the UN, we expect other countries to trash America, but we don’t expect it from our own ambassador. Biden’s UN ambassador, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, tells the National Action Network that if America is going to join the UN’s Human Rights Council, we must acknowledge that “white supremacy is weaved into our founding documents and principles.”

43-year-old father of 7 paralyzed, can’t talk 3 hours after receiving COVID-19 vaccine

from WND:

‘We want him to be able to communicate, to be able to walk and talk again’

A 43-year-old father of seven children in Mississippi was left unable to speak and paralyzed on one side of his body three hours after being inoculated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, his family says.

On a Facebook page to help pay for the medical costs of Brad Malagarie of St. Martin, Mississippi, the man’s family says he suffered a stroke Tuesday caused by a blood clot in his left middle cerebral artery shortly after getting the single-dose shot.

Ron DeSantis Blasts Vaccine Messaging: ‘Vaccines Are Effective, You’re Immune, So Act Immune’

by Stacey Lennox, PJ Media:

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis got a ridiculous fact check from the local NBC station in Orlando following comments he made on Friday. During a press conference in Lakeland, Fla., DeSantis blasted messaging for the COVID-19 vaccine:

The messaging on this has been horrific. The message should be “get a vaccine because it’s good for you to do it. It works, you’re not going to have to be doing anything like, abnormally. You can live your life.” I mean that has got to be what the message is.

So Now The Left Likes Guns, Perhaps They Always Have?

by Tim Kirby, Strategic Culture:

If you give people the freedom to have rope, on occasion someone will hang themselves with it, that is just the way the world works.

After a few years of racial violence, protesting that many consider rioting and parts of American cities being set ablaze in the runup to the big 2020 election, the Left may be rethinking its attitude towards guns… well at least for the moment while they need them. An interesting look at the rise of “Socialist” gun ownership in America by RT poses the interesting question – if the “pro-gun lobby is the (exclusive) domain of right-wing, conservative Republicans in America”? The answer to this lies not so much in the guns themselves (as almost all issues involving firearms) but the overall world view of those who hold them dearly or fear even the thought of them.

YouTube CEO wins ‘Free Expression Award’ sponsored by YouTube, then boasts how platform censors content creators

from RT:

Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of Google’s video platform YouTube, was awarded the Freedom Forum Institute’s ‘Free Expression Award’ on Friday in a ceremony sponsored by her own company – despite YouTube’s track record of censorship.

In the digital awards ceremony, YouTube video creator Molly Burke praised Wojcicki as a free speech leader before the YouTube CEO detailed in her acceptance speech how much the platform censors its users.

“The freedoms we have, we really can’t take for granted,” Wojcicki declared, adding that “we really have to make sure we’re protecting them in every way possible.”

Russia & Belarus Say US-Backed “Assassination” & “Coup” Attempt Against Lukashenko Thwarted

from ZeroHedge:

Russian and Belarusian state sources are alleging that a major assassination and “coup” attempt of Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko has been thwarted by security services, which has further been dubbed in state media as an “armed insurrection” attempt which may have had the backing of the United States.

However, details surrounding the alleged ‘plot’ remain murky and it doesn’t appear that anything actually close to an ‘insurrection’ ever got off the ground. Instead, multiple Belarussian officials were reportedly arrested on vague suspicions of treasonous plotting. Russia’s FSB is also widely reported to have detained two conspirators in Moscow for their association with the plot.

Stacking the Court Pelosi Backs Down

by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics:

COMMENT: Marty; your piece on the Supreme Court made a difference. Printouts were circulating around the hill. Pelosi refused to bring it to a vote because all she has is a two vote majority. Great job.

REPLY: Nice to hear. But as in 1937, there were Democrats that would not go along with that Roosevelt agenda as well. My piece would not change anyone’s mind. People believe what they want to believe. I could argue all day and provide facts, but it will never change the mind of an opponent who is vested in their belief. Even Julius Caesar noted that one.

Let The Heads Start Exploding In 3……2……1….. – The Fight Against Radical Liberalism Begins As Two New “America First” Start-Ups Have The Liberal Media Freaking Out

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

Between a new pro-Trump “America First” Caucus, and the upcoming launch of MyPillow CEO, Mike Lindell’s, launch of a social media platform called “Frank” to counter the radical liberalism of other social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and even YouTube, liberal media is ‘freaking out.”

The bigger picture here is the utter hypocrisy of whining so loudly about these two things happening currently.

Those same voices have no issue with liberal congressional caucuses or liberal social media platforms, specifically Twitter, Facebook, and the video platform YouTube, banning, suspending and locking accounts for nothing more than wrong-think aka conservative opinion.

Disclaimer: This is the conservative news happening now, not an endorsement of any social media platform or group, just an honest opinion of  conservatives are fighting back against radical liberalism because RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) won’t.