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A Decline in Readership in Last Few Months

I’ve had this blog for over 11 years now. And I’ve contributed maybe about 150 or so articles to several other websites. There have been times that I get a lot of views for one post or article, but in recent months my “stats” have not been good. This is especially the case since my web host service was purchased by a different one, and my blog/website was moved over to a new server in January. I guess this blog was offline for a day, and maybe some people assumed that it was down permanently?

You can see the graph of the stats crash suddenly on the day of that server change on January 9th. And it doesn’t seem to have recovered.

screenshot of January crash

The views/visitors increased a little by March, but since March it’s been way low, so I’m not sure if I want to keep doing this if there aren’t that many readers.

I did recently add the HTTPS for supposedly “enhanced security” for what it’s worth.

I know that I haven’t written or posted something every day like I should. I need more time in one day, and I also spend a lot of time going over my writing and proofreading.

Another explanation is that I had done a lot of writing on the COVID scamdemic in recent months, and maybe some people had been hearing about COVID over and over and over on their local news media, on social media, and they are sick of it. Perhaps they don’t want to read about it here, I don’t know.

Another issue is that many people “trust” and believe their local mainstream news on TV and radio. When they see a blog post that talks about governors ordering businesses closed as “fascism,” and immoral/criminal, that is not what they’ve been hearing on a daily basis, hour after hour, minute by minute. They have been hearing, “Order businesses must be closed, people must stay in, for our own good, to save lives, prevent spreading,” because a lot of people believe the propaganda. But when someone who is sensible and goes over the actual facts of the situation that is contrary to what people have been hearing from their mainstream news, some just don’t want to hear that!

So, another problem might be that. And there is also the issue of my lack of “wokeness,” and my criticism of political correctness, censorship, etc. So things that I write in those areas also go against the brainwashing propaganda that many especially younger people are getting now, in the terrible government schools, social media, pop culture.

So, I’ll try to write more, but with the mass censorship of truth, the erasing of history and book-burning we are seeing now, like in Nazi Germany, just those trends in Amerika are quite discouraging. I think people should stop watching TV, at the very least.

Turley on the Mob Cultural Revolution Hysteria

Law professor Jonathan Turley has a terrific article on the cultural revolution taking place right now, with brainwashed activists tearing down statues and defacing historical artifacts and getting college professors fired for saying something that their apparent betters of the millennial generation disapprove of, as well as getting people in business fired, and bloggers and website owners “deplatformed.” it is a revolution of hysteria, intolerance and criminal harassment of innocent people. (I’m not familiar with “Gab,” an apparent new alternative for Twitter and Fakebook, but I hope Gab’s CEO Andrew Torba is able to sue Visa for what that company is doing, if true.)

“Hate Speech” Is Not a Crime

Robert Wenzel has this post on Rand Paul being the only U.S. Senator who is holding up an “anti-lynching” bill, and Wenzel includes several tweets by ignorant people who aren’t considering Paul’s objections. However, I don’t think that Rand Paul himself is understanding why such a bill is objectionable.

Wenzel posts the relevant section of the bill:

(1) Offenses involving actual or perceived race, color, religion, or national origin.–Whoever, whether or not acting under color of law, willfully causes bodily injury to any person or, through the use of fire, a firearm, a dangerous weapon, or an explosive or incendiary device, attempts to cause bodily injury to any person, because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, or national origin of any person– (A) shall be imprisoned not more than 10 years, fined in accordance with this title, or both;

Rand Paul’s objection, as quoted in Wenzel’s post, is that the bill will “conflate someone who has an altercation where they had minor bruises, with lynching…” and “would allow altercations resulting in a cut, abrasion, bruise, or any other injury no matter how temporary to be subject to a 10-year penalty…”

Now, Merriam-Webster online defines “lynch” as “to put to death (as by hanging) by mob action without legal approval or permission,” so, just as I had thought, lynching someone involves killing someone, and usually by hanging.

I agree with Rand Paul’s conclusions. However, that’s not the real problem with this new bill that apparently 99 ignorant Senators are supporting.

The real problem is that it is a “hate crime” bill. With the other “hate crime” laws and even the Civil Rights Act, these acts of legislation are criminalizing thought, feelings, and perceptions.

But thoughts, feelings and perceptions are not crimes.

In that proposed Senate bill that Rand Paul is holding up, “Offenses involving actual or perceived race, color, religion, or national origin…”And, “attempts to cause bodily injury to any person, because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, or national origin of any person…”

So “hate crime” laws criminalize how someone thinks of someone else or something. Sorry. Only make it a crime to actually DO something to someone else that involves an act of physical aggression (or actual threat thereof). But for decades now the U.S. and the world has gotten out of control in going beyond condemning someone for racist, anti-Semitic or otherwise “offensive” speech or expression, but criminalizing such thoughts. (Jonathan Turley wrote a recent post on the criminalization of thought and speech.)

So, the police officer who murdered some guy committed that act of killing someone. It may be relevant to the case that the officer did so because of racist sentiment (if that were the case), but the racist sentiment itself is not a crime.

It is not a crime to be an ignorant hater of others based on race, whether the haters are black and hate whites or whether the haters are whites who hate blacks. Hate is not a crime. it is an emotion, an attitude, a mentality. I don’t condone that, by the way. The only people I hate, if I do hate anybody, are politicians and bureaucrats. They are scum.

Related to that stuff, Wenzel also has a post on the entertaining “civil war” going on within the New York Times. Some of the staff of the Times were apparently triggered by the microaggressions of neanderthal Sen. Tom Cotton who wrote an op-ed promoting Trump sending military in to deal with protests.

Some at the Times are saying there is an “Old Guard” there concerned with civil liberties, vs. the younger crowd concerned with being “woke,” and “social justice,” i.e. being irrational kooks far removed from reality.

Wenzel quoted some of Times staffer Bari Weiss’s tweets, including, especially: “The New Guard has a different worldview, one articulated best by @JonHaidt and @glukianoff . They call it ‘safetyism,’ in which the right of people to feel emotionally and psychologically safe trumps what were previously considered core liberal values, like free speech.”

Sorry, Ms. Weiss, no one has a “right” to “feel emotionally and psychologically safe.” (Keyword “feel.”) And thus, it has been implied, the millions of brainwashed “woke” millennial sheeple have a “right” to silence other people through censorship or violence, those others who have the guilt of “offending” or of causing the snowflakes some sort of anguish merely by speaking one’s mind or by expressing an opposing or dissenting point of view.

“Anti-racism” has gotten to the point that millions of brainwashed sheeple just couldn’t stand to hear Trump brag about how his policies (signing tax cuts into law and deregulation) resulted in the lowest unemployment rates for black Americans in history, so some of the more powerful “anti-racist” Trump-haters got into the “lockdown” business-closure mentality causing some of those same black Americans to LOSE their jobs, and now the “anti-racist” activists burning down or looting from entire businesses which effected in even MORE job losses of black Americans!

Talk about Stupid! You ignorant “anti-racist” activists have caused black Americans to lose their jobs!

It’s real craziness now. Our society apparently hasn’t learned anything when it comes to “Civil Rights,” and yes, TOLERANCE! That is, tolerance of dissenting or disagreeing points of view.

And how awful that the younger generation are being brainwashed to tolerate actual physical violence against innocent people and their property, homes and businesses (such as in the ongoing riots), but NOT tolerate speech or thinking that is “unapproved.” Not good.

News and Commentary

I’m a little behind in getting these links on here, and there are still some earlier articles I have bookmarked that I have to go through. But here are some important articles now.

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny: Coronavirus – Testing: What are we doing? What does it mean?

CJ Hopkins: Brave New Normal.

Ron Paul: Listening to the coronavirus “experts” has led to death and despair.

Jennifer Giustra-Kozek: Masks: Are there benefits or just a comfort prop? Let the facts speak.

Dr. Joseph Mercola: “Plandemic” documentary.

Brian Shilhavy: Vaxxed film reveals deaths and injuries caused by vaccines by interviewing the victims — Gardasil vaccine the worst?

Jeff Tucker: The 2006 origins of the lockdown idea.

John Lott and Timothy Craig Allen: The U.S. is dramatically overcounting coronavirus deaths.

Daniel Larison: It took COVID to expose the fraud of “American Exceptionalism.”

Washington Examiner: California doctors say they’ve seen more deaths from suicide than coronavirus since lockdowns. (probably because many people have been overloading on horrible suicide-causing antidepressants!)

Jacob Hornberger: How about permanently closing public schools?

James Bovard asks, Will the political class be held liable for what they’ve done?

Thomas DiLorenzo: The nursing home scam.

Bill Sardi: Possible prolonged lockdown by misclassifying tuberculosis deaths for COVID-19.

Whitney Webb and Raul Diego: A powerful network of political operatives, a global vaccine mafia, and their man in Washington.

Max Blumenthal: “The American friends”: New court files expose Sheldon Adelson’s security team in US spy operation against Julian Assange.

Jonathan Turley: The new ACLU: the once premier protector of due process has filed a lawsuit opposing due process protections.

Richard Ebeling: There will be no recovery without production.

Laurence Vance: Get rid of government licensing.

Caitlin Johnstone: Narrative managers argue China-like Internet surveillance is needed.

Coleen Rowley: Ghost of J. Edgar Hoover haunts Flynn investigation.

Reese Erlich: Michael Flynn’s forgotten Turkish connection.

And Glenn Greenwald: New Flynn prosecution documents reveal corruption in Russiagate investigations.

Ron Paul: 600 Doctors Warn Trump: Lockdown May Be More Deadly Than Coronavirus!

Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams discuss the many doctors warning Trump that the lockdown may be more deadly than coronavirus.

From their YouTube page:

Hundreds of doctors have sent a letter to President Trump warning that the nationwide lockdown is killing thousands of Americans. It may end up more deadly even than the coronavirus it is intended to defeat. Doctors understand that you don’t kill the patient to save the patient. Also, homeschool moms in Lake Jackson, TX, defy officials and take their kids to the park. City workers call the cops – but in a twist, the moms know their Constitution and end up schooling both the cops and city officials.

The COVID “Social Justice” Psy-Op Continues

Now first of all, much of what we have been hearing from mainstream news media on COVID is propaganda. It’s mostly fear-mongering and shilling for Big Pharma. So the best thing to do is to stop watching TV.

On talk radio, which is supposedly an alternative to government-media propaganda, there are also sheeple and spokespeople for the government. For instance, Sean Hannity seems to be going along with the official narrative, the mask mandates and social distancing, and his at least implying that COVID is more serious than a flu or cold. Hannnity praises the corrupt and dishonest Dr. Fauci as well. And Glenn Beck is not as bad as Hannity, but he’s close. Bill O’Reilly frequently appears on their radio shows and he and Beck and Hannity, especially Hannity, have been discussing the COVID and societal shut-down in the context of the official narrative, like they either believe it all or they are just dishonest propagandists, or both. (I think that Hannity besides being gullible and ignorant is also probably a shill for the pharmaceutical companies, who sponsor a lot of Fox Snooze shows.)

However, on talk radio Rush Limbaugh and Howie Carr have been much more common sense and challenging of the official narrative. By the way, Limbaugh had said earlier this year that he was hospitalized with the flu (not related to his lung cancer diagnosis). Hmmm, I wonder if that “flu” was really COVID-19? Has he been tested for the COVID antibodies?

So anyway, here’s a common utterance by the bamboozled sheeple: “If I get coronavirus COVID-19, I’m going to die.” Sadly, a lot of people think that, as though the death rate is like Ebola which has a 90% death rate, even though COVID-19 has a death rate or infection fatality rate of .1%. No, not 1%, but .1%. That’s one-tenth of 1%.

But because of daily propaganda, “COVID = Ebola.” (Therefore, PANIC!!!!)

And then we have the lies about “COVID deaths.” The CDC changed its guidelines (.pdf, CDC link) to say in essence that if someone died of heart disease, kidney failure or other illnesses, then officials are putting “COVID” or “Coronavirus” on death certificates not only if the patient happened to test positive for coronavirus, but also if the patient was never even tested.

As I posted previously, Project Veritas had a video of funeral directors in New York claiming that they are putting “COVID” on all the death certificates regardless of facts. Just today, in fact, I happened to hear a talk radio show and a caller said his parent died of dementia last week, and they received the death certificate which said “coronavirus” as the cause of death, even though the deceased parent had “tested negative” for the virus.

And in Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Half-Baker keeps talking about decisions on whether to “reopen” the state based on the “science” and the “data.” He’s FOS. That state has been following the CDC guidelines to make things up, saying that an “infection” is someone who is “likely” infected with the coronavirus even without “laboratory confirmation,” i.e. making it up.

So the official death toll now in the U.S. is not 89,000, it’s much less than that. They are lying and cheating, these government bureaucrats. And then there is the Medicare fraud aspect, in which the federal government is bribing hospitals to put “COVID” as cause of death and for each “COVID” death the hospital receives more money. It is a virtual pandemic, as Jon Rappoport would put it.

But people continue to panic and hide, and continue with the paranoia. Yet, with the infection rate being so widespread now according to Stanford University and University of Miami, most of the people who have the virus will have no symptoms at all or just mild, flu or cold symptoms. A tiny percentage will have to be hospitalized.

So there’s no POINT to testing everyone or vaccinating everyone, especially given the flawed and inaccurate testing, the false positives and false negatives, and there’s no point to doing “contact tracing,” except to invade people’s privacy. There’s no point to rushing an untested and unsafe vaccine to market or worse mandating it on people. And there’s no point to taking everyone’s temperature before entering a business or concert event or sporting event. All of that is actually absurd now.

How many people have been terrorized by the fear-mongering propaganda and panic-incitement that when they have a little cough or cold symptoms they are convinced they have COVID-19 (and will 100% DIE!) so they rush to the hospital unnecessarily?

And then there are the ventilators, which Jon Rappoport has referred to (that I have linked to before) with the list of lung damage issues that the ventilators could cause. Those problems include oxygen toxicity, as well as bacteria from the ventilator causing pneumonia, and blood clotting, too. (Haven’t we been hearing lately about “COVID” patients having blood clots? As though the COVID is causing the blood clots? How many of those blood clot sufferers were put on the ventilator?)

How many people were put on ventilators who then died because the ventilators killed them and not the coronavirus? Have you even heard about any of those things? Probably not (if you only get your news from TV, that is).

And what about this “flattening the curve” crap? The hospitals have not been overrun by sick COVID victims, many hospitals have been less-than capacity, because, in the end, the numbers of COVID victims have been exaggerated, and especially because a lot of heart attack victims, stroke victims and other people with emergencies have been staying home (and dying that way) out of fear of getting COVID-19 from the hospital, a fear which is unfounded because most COVID-19 patients survive and have mainly mild symptoms.

The politicians and their spokespeople in the “news” media continue to refer to the crashed economy, the higher unemployment rate, and food shortages as “caused by the virus” or by the “pandemic,” which is all a further lie. All those things were caused by fascist governors ordering businesses shut down, which caused the job losses and bankruptcies. And making people have to stay home and not go out.

So what the criminal governors have done is not only the aforementioned, but also all the extra stress they have caused millions of people, and all the added illnesses, strokes and heart attacks, the depression and suicides. No, the “pandemic” didn’t cause all those things, and “coronavirus” didn’t cause all those things, you lying apparatchiks in the media!

Whether or not this has all been planned and on purpose, it does create a large opening for communists including AOC, Elizabeth Warren Liawatha, the Obamas and Clintons, Bernie Sanders et al., who want the government to run all the industries in society. And they are exploiting this manufactured crisis as much as possible. Their “stimulus” packages — which the idiot Trump has been supporting and signing on to, by the way — are incentivizing people to not be productive, a basic principle of communist societies.

In their crazed, brainwashed belief in government authority and government management, despite all empirical evidence proving otherwise, they really believe that government can run everything (or anything).

There are also those who have been wanting to kill the economy, kill productivity and jobs, and out of envy and resentment of Donald Trump’s “successes,” which were achieved via tax cuts and deregulation mostly. The apparatchik governors — especially Andrew Cuomo and Charlie Half-Baker, in my view — hate Trump so much they don’t care how much destruction they cause as long as the economy is bad by election time and Trump would more likely lose the election. (Sean Hannity and those other radio sheeple are the apparatchiks’ unwitting enablers, by the way.)

So this whole thing is a part of a “social justice” i.e. social control, social engineering agenda. (Now, if you think that or anything I’ve mentioned so far is “conspiratorial,” then you have been watching too much TV, and you need to turn it off!)

Getting millions of slaves to wear a mask that may be harmful to their lungs and brains, making people be “6 feet apart!” Making grocery stores or other businesses put tapes on the floor “6 feet!” apart and/or only allow curbside pickup, and all for NO GOOD REASON! Making people be paranoid, afraid to get near someone else, turning people into social-distance stasi robots. It’s all CRAZY!

And saying that liquor stores are “essential” while churches and other businesses are “non-essential.” (Well, they are right, however, to say that government schools are non-essential and must be closed, and in fact should be abolished outright!)

And speaking of the upcoming Presidential election, look at all the cheating that one particular side wants to do. Especially with mail-in voting, i.e. ballot harvesting and ballot stuffing. All the little cheating devices. And “Rank Choice” voting to intentionally confuse the voters. They lust for POWER!

So we have the brainwashed “social justice”/climate crusade zombies who are True Believers in their government control agenda mixed in with the power-lusting power-grabbers who just love government power and control over others and who crave the power to impose their social engineering fantasies on others and who will stop at nothing to get that centralized power and control.

And then there’s the freedom of speech issue. Besides the biased propaganda and self-censorship practiced by the moonstream media, the brainwashed zombies are imposing censorship via YouTube, Google, Facebook and Twitter of alternative and skeptical views (i.e. non-climate change crusade, non-SJW, non-government worship, etc.) so that the masses are not exposed to the facts, ideas, history and economics that inform one to actually reject the irrational (i.e. climate change crusade, SJW, government worship, etc.).

And to conclude this, I believe that another reason for the mask mandates is that the mask symbolizes a stifling of free speech. I look around and see all the sheeple with a mask covering their faces and their mouths, like it symbolizes “Shut up — Don’t talk back to government rulers imposing draconian totalitarian controls onto you!” and so on.

“Mark Cuban Not Welcome Here!”

I like it. Becky Akers has a post responding to Mark Cuban’s little stasi experiment in which his minions went to stores and restaurants in Dallas to see who was observing the Twilight Zone guidelines dictated by Gov. Abbott, and who wasn’t. Only 4% of the business patrons observed all the Soviet, central-planning madness, and good for the remaining 96%, as far as I’m concerned. One of Becky Akers’s correspondents wrote that if he had a business there he would hang a banner stating, “Mark Cuban not welcome here!” And in this post Becky notes that such civil disobedience is happening all over the country. Hooray!

And Allen Stevo with an article on how to sue your governor, including his linking to an article by Robert E. Wright asking why Americans aren’t suing their way out of the lockdown.

The COVID “Second Wave” That Will Be Blamed on Freedom-Loving Protesters

James Corbett discusses the COVID “second wave” propaganda that the gubmint will blame on you for not “social distancing” enough, not wearing an ineffective mask enough, and they will also blame it on protesters who don’t like unlawful house arrest, false imprisonment, unconstitutional surveillance, etc. He discusses the Orwellian situation with Monica Perez and Brad Brinkley.

Becky Akers on the Churches Obediently Closing Down During COVID Hysteria

Patriot’s Lament Radio talks to Becky Akers regarding the COVID-19 panic and hysteria, and the churches closing down as they bow to their real god, the evil State. Becky is a knowledgeable Bible-believing Christian who defends civil disobedience. She also addresses the TSA (“Thieves and Sexual Assailants”) and the parents who willingly bring their precious children to airports to be criminally assaulted by TSA thugs and rapists. But the main topic here is the churches in today’s Soviet Amerika.

Coronavirus Hysteria: Persecution of Christians on Easter in USSA

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear will have police record the license plates of those who are out and specifically those who are attending Easter services and violating his home imprisonment diktat and those who are caught will be ordered into 14-day quarantine. These power-mad control freaks are real nazis now, as I have already mentioned here. I don’t think the previous governor Matt Bevin would be doing this.

And Becky Akers writes:

A shocking daylight raid of a church service attended by many elderly congregants” featured cops “issu[ing] a whopping $500 fine to every person who refused to leave.” Worse, this persecution “didn’t happen in New York or California, but right in the middle of the Bible Belt — Greenville, Mississippi.” It also gave the lie to the State’s claims that it’s simply protecting us from bubonic plague–sorry, C-virus: the service was a “drive-in” one, “where worshipers were isolated in their own cars and listened to the sermon on the radio.”

Cheer the utterly courageous, defiant pastor with me: “I told them to get some more tickets ready because we will be preaching Sunday morning and Sunday night,” Pastor Arthur Scott said. “One of the police officers said the mayor wanted to make an example of our church…” Oh, yeah, that’s totally Constitutional, as Mark Carroll, who sent me this article, must be snorting.

Speaking of courage and defiance, here’s how one creative reader of LRC is defying the Catholic Church’s anti-Biblical order to shutter its chapels:

“I will be on the steps of my Catholic parish’s church just before 7am [tomorrow, Easter Sunday]. I will test the door, to see if it opens. If not, I will quietly sit on the steps. For how long, I don’t know yet.

“I have already set a minor stage for this by doing two things:

  1. Inform by email one of the priests–a long-time family friend–of my intention (his reply was, well, irritated; I clearly struck a nerve).
  2. Inform by email three good friends who are also parishioners (I intentionally included no RSVP).

“My wife will accompany me, but stand off the church property in the car, in case I am confronted or arrested. I don’t expect that to happen. To any police officer who approaches me, I will merely say that I am waiting for the church to open as the governor specifically exempted churches from any order to close (that order, sadly, came from the treacherous bishops, and the priests…obeyed). … I will not be on public property, nor will I be in spitting distance of anyone else. If no one (priest) duly asks for my removal, I’m not sure what any police officer could do to me, or what lawful order he could issue.

“I have no idea if anyone will join me, but I expect no one. … I did say–in the email read by my priest friend–that I consider my intended action a test to see what our parish priests are made of. They have been notified as a courtesy. I know they’ll be awake. I also know the security cameras will be on.

“As I write this, it occurs to me to wonder if the pastor will have the parish’s uniformed, armed private security guard on duty. He is a close friend, but I did not include him in my heads-ups. I guess it never occurred to me that a locked church campus would need extra security. … I will not confront him or defy his order to leave the premises, should he so order. If he does, I will be profoundly sad.”

Please join me in praying for this martyr-in-the-making as well as our brothers and sisters in Mississippi as they recover from the trauma—and expense—of Our Rulers’ tantrum.

And, while not really related to Easter, but still regarding the rise in coronavirus-related totalitarianism, police in Philadelphia are pulling people off public transportation for not wearing a mask.