This is the Democratic Marxist Party: All who oppose them risk their lives, their jobs and their families. Make no mistake the Bible, your freedoms and the Constitution are all under attack:

Police turn up at the home of ‘shaken’  podcaster for ‘threatening AOC’ after he posted a tweet criticizing her comments on Palestine and Israel – but she insists it WASN’T her who called it in

  • Ryan Wentz tweeted on April 7 that AOC’s remarks on Palestine and Israel were ‘incredibly underwhelming’ 
  • She was being interviewed by Michael Miller, the head of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York 
  • A day after posting the tweet, two California Highway Patrol officers visited him at home in L.A. 
  • He says they accused him of threatening to kill the New York congresswoman 
  • They said the threat was reported to Capitol Police in DC and they forwarded it to him 
  • Wentz does not post his name or any other personal information online 
  • AOC says it was not her office who reported him and that someone else must have 


PUBLISHED: 09:21 EDT, 10 April 2021 | UPDATED: 10:32 EDT, 10 April 2021 

Police visited the L.A. home of a podcaster this week a day after after he posted a tweet criticizing AOC and her comments on Israel and Palestine

Ryan Wentz runs the online show Soapbox and tweets under the handle Queelamode.  

On April 7, he posted a link to an interview where AOC stumbled and struggled to answer questions on how to resolve peace in the Middle East. Wentz called her answers ‘incredibly underwhelming’. 

The next day, two California Highway Patrol officers visited him at home in L.A. to caution him for allegedly threatening a member of congress.

He claims the cops said they had received a call from Capitol Police that he had ‘threatened’ the New York congresswoman. They left him their card but took no further action. 

‘The officers said, “We got a warning about a sitting member of Congress. And it was because of your tweet, which tagged them in it.” On April 7, he posted a link to an interview where AOC stumbled and struggled to answer questions on how to resolve peace in the Middle East. Wentz called her answers 'incredibly underwhelming'+6

On April 7, he posted a link to an interview where AOC stumbled and struggled to answer questions on how to resolve peace in the Middle East. Wentz called her answers ‘incredibly underwhelming’AOC bumbles through interview on Israel and PalestineWentz said he was 'really shaken up' by what happened. The California Highway Patrol cops left their card behind+6

Wentz said he was ‘really shaken up’ by what happened. The California Highway Patrol cops left their card behind 

‘And then they just wouldn’t back down from this accusation that I threatened to kill her,’ he told The Gray Zone

Wentz then posted on Twitter that he could only assume the tweet they were referring to was one where he called AOC’s comments on Israel and Palestine ‘underwhelming’. 

Capitol Police have not disclosed who reported him to them, and AOC’s office told FOX that it was not them. 

They told FOX that it was not because of a tweet he wrote, but one he was tagged in though they have not disclosed the contents of that tweet. 

AOC’s office denied reporting it and say they are now looking into it.  

They have in the past said they forward all threats that she receives – or what they perceive to be threats – to Capitol police.  

Wentz told The Gray Zone that he thought the officers were purely trying to intimidate him and silence the right.The California Highway  cops said they were given the tip to visit Wentz by US Capitol Police, who AOC forwards all her 'threats' to+6

The California Highway  cops said they were given the tip to visit Wentz by US Capitol Police, who AOC forwards all her ‘threats’ to AOC told her fans and followers earlier this year to  report anyone to social media giants if they post 'disinformation'+6

AOC told her fans and followers earlier this year to  report anyone to social media giants if they post ‘disinformation’ 

‘If this was like a purely intimidation thing then I guess it did its job. It’s not comforting to be on the receiving end of that. 

‘But at the same time, they’re not going to shut the left up.’ 

Tucker Carlson fumed on his FOX show on Friday night that it is the latest in a string of examples of the left trying to censor conservative voices. 

He said Wentz had merely pointed out that AOC didn’t know what she was talking about when she gave the interview. 

She had been asked about how to bring peace to the Middle East. She replied: ‘You know, earlier, just now, you and I were talking about the “what” and the “how.” And I think that when we talk about peace, centering people’s humanity, protecting people’s rights – it’s not just about the “what” and the end goal, which often gets a lot of focus, but I actually think it’s much more about the “how”, and the way we are coming together, and how we interpret that “what”, and how we act in, you know, the actions we take to get to that “what.”Tucker Carlson fumed on his show on Friday night that it was another example of  AOC trying to silence anyone who disagrees with her. 'It's hard to believe this is happening in America' he said+6

Tucker Carlson fumed on his show on Friday night that it was another example of  AOC trying to silence anyone who disagrees with her. ‘It’s hard to believe this is happening in America’ he said

Wentz was not alone in his criticism of AOC's remarks. Others said she seemed uninformed and inarticulate+6

Wentz was not alone in his criticism of AOC’s remarks. Others said she seemed uninformed and inarticulate 

‘We value Jewish and, rather, we value Israeli, uh, uh, uh, we value the safety and human rights of Israelis, we value the safety and human rights of Palestinians.’ a

Carlson fumed on Friday night: ‘It’s hard to believe this is happening in America, but it did.

‘So, what is an extremist? A lot of people assume an extremist must be someone who voted for Donald Trump or reads forbidden websites.

‘No. It turns out it’s someone who disagrees with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, from the right, or even the left.’ 

He said AOC feels ‘aggrieved’ by her power constantly, rather than being grateful for it, like others in Hollywood and Washington. 

‘We’re living in a time when the most powerful people in the world masquerade as the least powerful, a time when billionaires pose as helpless victims (don’t criticize Bill Gates!), when a women who literally identifies as “the Duchess of Sussex” tells she’s oppressed and Oprah nods in empathy, because Oprah’s oppressed, too.’

Earlier this year, AOC told her followers and fans to report anyone who posts ‘misinformation’ about her on social media to the tech giants that run them. 

Marxism: The leaders steal the money from the poor and kill anyone who oppose their power. This is the Democratic Party

BLM Founder Branded “Fraud” After Buying Million-Dollar Home In Mostly-White LA Enclave

Authored by Samantha Chang via The Western Journal,

The co-founder of the polarizing Black Lives Matter movement is under fire for buying a $1.4 million home in a posh California neighborhood that’s 88 percent white.

It’s an interesting decision for Patrisse Cullors, a self-professed Marxist and race-baiting activist who has paid lip service to promoting black pride.

According to, the home is located in Topanga Canyon, an idyllic rustic neighborhood about 48 minutes outside of Los Angeles and less than 30 minutes from tony Malibu.

Cullors’ new home has three bedrooms and two baths and sits on one-quarter of an acre. The property also has a separate one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest house.

But what is most interesting is that the BLM co-founder chose to live in Topanga, where less than 2 percent of the population is black.

Sports journalist Jason Whitlock, who’s himself black, sarcastically called out Cullors for her blatant hypocrisy.

“Black Lives Matter founder buys $1.4 million home in Topanga, which has a black population of 1.4%. She’s with her people!” he tweeted Friday.

Black Lives Matter founder buys $1.4 million home in Topanga, which has a black population of 1.4%. She’s with her people!

— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) April 9, 2021

Whitlock’s tweet was removed by the Twitter police and his account suspended…

But not before Whitlock pointed out that Cullors could have lived anywhere, and in fact, she could’ve made an important political statement if she had chosen to live in a predominantly black neighborhood. But she didn’t.

And that says something about whether she truly believes that “black lives matter.”

“She had a lot of options on where to live. She chose one of the whitest places in California,” Whitlock said.

“She’ll have her pick of white cops and white people to complain about. That’s a choice, bro.”

This backlash is reminiscent of when former President Barack Obama – who perfected the art of sowing racial division – purchased an $11.8 million mansion on a sprawling 29-acre property on Martha’s Vineyard, which is only 3 percent black.

Some on social media said Cullors exploited the Black Lives Matter movement to enrich herself.

She capitalized on that “Injustice against Black People” bag. They’ve been scamming since day 1

— Ryan Lee (@LTM_RBG_321) April 9, 2021

Black Lives Matter said it raked in a staggering $90 million in donations last year.

However, there’s mounting criticism that the movement — which fomented riots across the United States — has not shared its massive haul with the black community.

Last month, the father of Michael Brown — whose 2014 shooting by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, was the catalyst for the 2016 BLM riots — demanded that the group fork over $20 million to him

Similarly, BLM chapters nationwide have demanded more transparency from the centralized umbrella organization for the group.

In a December 2020 statement, the local chapters said:

“Since the establishment of [Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation], our chapters have consistently raised concerns about financial transparency, decision making, and accountability … we believe public accountability has become necessary.”

The local chapters also said the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation appointed Cullors as its executive director against their wishes and without their knowledge, rendering her leadership illegitimate.

“We, the undersigned chapters, believe that all of these events occurred without democracy, and assert that it was without the knowledge of the majority of Black Lives Matters chapters across the country and world,” the statement read.

“Patrisse Cullors … became Executive Director against the will of most chapters and without their knowledge.”

Considering how much havoc BLM wreaked nationwide over the past few months, you can only imagine how ugly the group’s in-fighting will get.

Conservatives, grab your popcorn.

The Shroud of Turin, Part 1: An Examination of the Man


By Joseph W. Bergeron

The Shroud of Turin is a relic extraordinaire. It’s a linen cloth containing the front and back images of a crucified man matching the biblical descriptions of Jesus.1 Controversy surrounds the Shroud of Turin. Many believe it to be the cloth used to wrap Jesus’s body after crucifixion. Others wonder whether it’s merely an elaborate hoax.

In this post, we’ll focus not on the Shroud of Turin’s origins but rather on a medical description of the man whose image it bears, including a forensic analysis and a comparison to known Roman crucifixion practices. Later, in part 2, we’ll examine the physical characteristics of the cloth, its age, and how the image may have formed.

Roman Crucifixion
The crucifixion process began with the condemned being placed in the custody of a specialized team consisting of a group of soldiers supervised by a centurion. Scourges were made of leather strips with lead balls sown into the ends. Multiple soldiers participated in scourging the victim.2 Jesus’s beatings were doubly severe since he was beaten at the home of the Jewish High Priest before being delivered to the Romans for scourging prior to crucifixion (Matthew 26:67). Jesus was sentenced to death as a political insurgent: “the King of the Jews” (Matthew 27:37). This title heightened the ire of his Roman executioners who would have perceived Jesus’s crime as defiance of Caesar (Mark 15:16–20).

Roman executioners forced the condemned victim to carry the short, horizontal section of the cross (the patibulum) to the execution site. After nailing the victim’s hands to the patibulum, they lifted it with the victim attached and placed it on top of the stationary vertical section (the stipes) secured by a mortise and tenon joint. They then nailed the victim’s feet to the stipes.3

In most cases, the corpse was left on the cross to be eaten by scavenging animals,4 but upon request it could be obtained for burial instead. Prior to the body being released, it was likely common for the executioners to administer a coup de grâce to assure the victim was dead.5 Accordingly, before Jesus’s body was taken down a spear was driven through his chest (John 19:34). Additionally, the Roman governor of Judaea, Pontius Pilate required verification of Jesus’s death before the body could be released for burial (Mark 15:45).

Burial Preparation
It appears that the man in the Shroud of Turin was washed before being wrapped.6 This is consistent with known Jewish funerary customs in the Second Temple period. Burial was completed the same day as the death. The body was washed, anointed with oils or perfumes, and wrapped in a shroud. Spices were placed within the shroud, sprinkled over the bier, or left in the burial site.Jesus was buried according to the Jewish customs of his time (John 19:40). The Gospels state that his body was wrapped in linen cloth (Matthew 27:59Mark 15:46Luke 23:52).

Jesus was buried hurriedly after a cursory and incomplete preparation due to his death occurring late on Friday, the eve of the Jewish Sabbath during Passover week. Women returned to Jesus’s tomb on Sunday to complete the burial preparation with spices and perfumes they had compounded (Luke 23:52–24:1). According to biblical accounts, the women found burial cloths in the tomb, but Jesus’s body was gone (Luke 24:12John 20:2–9).

Examination of the Man of the Shroud
The Shroud of Turin bares front and back images depicting a naked, bearded, long-haired man about 183 cm (~6 feet) tall. 8 The man likely weighed  approximately 70 kg (~154 lbs). Tortuous streams of blood are noted in the matted hair, front and back.9 Hair appears by the sides of the face. The neck is not visible. There is swelling of the forehead, brows, right upper lip, and jaw. The nasal cartilage is separated.10 The right eyelid may be torn.11 Hands are placed below the umbilicus (navel). Thumbs are not visible. There are more than 100 scourge marks. The right shoulder is lower than the left with abrasions noted on both shoulders.12 There is a large oval chest wound between the right fifth and sixth ribs.13 Blood flow is visible from the chest wound, scalp, and both hands and feet.

Forensic Analysis
The Shroud of Turin images depict multiple blows to the face consistent with descriptions in the biblical account (Matthew 26:6727:30). Blood streams from the scalp indicate puncture wounds consistent with a crown of thorns (Mark 15:17). Scourge marks match the size and shape of the lead pieces Romans sewed into the ends of their whips. The scourge marks are also bidirectional, appearing to come from both sides of the body, suggesting a team of executioners (John 19:1Mark 15:15–16).14

The chest wound is consistent with spear penetration, which would collapse the lung and rupture the right chambers of the heart. Copious drainage from the chest wound suggests blood mixing with a pleural effusion (fluid collection around the lung, typically clear). The presence of a clear pleural effusion and subsequent cardiac rupture is also suggested in the biblical description (John 19:34). A smudge of dried blood or clot appears below the chest wound. Blood drains from the chest wound to the back, indicating the body was laid supine after being wrapped. Blood flow from the hands and feet are consistent with nail punctures ( John 20:24–27 ).

The neck and legs appear flexed. This is best explained by rigor mortis, which can occur rapidly when the victim is in a high metabolic state at the moment of death, often the case in violent death.15 Nails through the wrists would tether thumb abductor muscles, flexing the thumbs over the palms, which explains why the thumbs are not seen in the image. Rigor mortis at the shoulders was overcome in order to reposition the arms in front of the body.

The Greater Meaning
The Shroud of Turin portrays an accurate depiction of Roman crucifixion. Moreover, the image of the man matches the unique features of Jesus’s execution recounted in the biblical accounts. Questions of authenticity aside, the Shroud of Turin offers a visual representation of the suffering and death of Jesus Christ and points to the greater significance of God’s forgiveness.

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. —Ephesians 1:7

The Shroud of Turin, Part 2: An Examination of the Cloth


By Joseph W. Bergeron

The Shroud of Turin contains the faint image of a man identical to the biblical descriptions of the crucified Jesus. Interest in the Shroud of Turin intensified when a photograph in 1898 unexpectedly produced an enhanced, photonegative-like image of the man.1 In a previous post, “The Shroud of Turin, Part 1: An Examination of the Man,” we discussed a forensic medical examination of the man pictured on the cloth. In this post, we’ll examine the physical and chemical characteristics of the cloth and consider how the man’s image may have formed.

Examination of the Cloth
The Shroud of Turin measures 437 cm by 111 cm. The cloth is about 0.34 mm thick, with each thread containing 70–120 linen fibers.2 Microscopic examination reveals the man’s image is the result of yellow color found on the top two or three superficial fibers, each fiber ranging 10–15 micrometers in diameter, within the yarns of surface threads.

Aside from blood stains and serum residue, bodily effluents were not found on the cloth.4The blood stains contain heme, the oxygen-transporting porphyrin found in blood. Yellow-colored fibers forming the image were not found beneath blood or serum, indicating the image formed after the blood adhered to the cloth.5 The image formation did not damage the blood stains, indicating the image was formed by a mild process.6

Variation in color density on the image corresponds to the number of colored fibers per unit area rather than true color gradation. This is called the “half-tone effect.”7 Conversely, dye, paint, thermal energy, or gaseous reactants would have produced a color gradient.

Researchers found that “reflectance spectra, chemical tests, laser-microprobe Raman spectra, pyrolysis mass spectrometry, and X-ray fluorescence all show that the image is not painted with any of the expected, historically-documented pigments.”8 No fluid meniscus or cemented fibers were observed, ruling out the possibility of fluid application having been used to produce the image.9 No paints, dyes, or stains were discovered despite exhaustive testing.

Any form of radiation energy—thermal, electromagnetic, or particle—would have penetrated the fiber and altered the cellulose structure in order to produce the image. Cellulose was unaffected by the image formation, however.10

A fire almost destroyed the Shroud of Turin in 1532, applying a violent chemical test to the cloth in the process. The fire subjected the cloth to a thermal test which revealed that no pyrolysis products of medieval paint compounds were present, ruling out the possibility that the image of the man had been painted. And, despite water being used to douse the flames, the image remained unaltered, indicating it was not water soluble.11

How Old Is It?
In 1988 the cloth was carbon dated to AD 1260 to 1390, but this dating is considered invalid by many Shroud of Turin researchers due to flawed sampling protocol. All three test samples came from a single swatch of cloth cut from near the edge of the cloth rather than by random sampling.12 This area near the edge has anomalous weave patterns compared to the larger body of the cloth. Cotton fibers are mixed with linen in the radiocarbon samples, while the main body of the cloth is entirely linen. Moreover, cotton fibers appeared encrusted with pigment that nearly matches the color of the cloth.13 Altogether, samples used for the radiocarbon tests differ significantly from the main body of the cloth and suggest the samples came from a corner of the cloth that had been repaired by weaving cotton into the linen.

It is noteworthy that weaving clothing from two different materials goes against Hebrew law (Leviticus 19:19). Similarly, archaeological evidence indicates mixed material textiles were not used for Jewish burial shrouds in Jesus’s time.14

Physical and chemical characteristics of the cloth offer clues to its age that are not dependent on the carbon dating controversy. Making cloth in the first century started with spinning linen fibers into yarns of thread. When a spindle was full, the hank of yarn would be  bleached. Hanks of yarn were bleached separately, then woven into cloth stabilized with starch during weaving. The linen cloth was then washed with soapweed, Saponaria officinalis.15 Saponaria has hemolytic and preservative properties, explaining why the blood stains appear red rather than black.16

Linen threads within the Shroud of Turin are consistent with this ancient spinning and weaving method rather than medieval practices where bleaching was done after weaving the cloth was finished. Additionally, chemical tests on linen fiber growth nodes suggest the cloth is very old and predates the medieval period.17

One Possible Explanation 
Evaporation drying after washing would leave a residue of polysaccharides (starch) on the surface of the cloth. Evolving amide gaseous compounds from the corpse could react with the polysaccharide residue by the Maillard reaction. Pigment byproducts from this reaction could bond to the starch residue and produce the image.

Chemical tests have confirmed the presence of starch on the cloth. The image color could be stripped off of linen fibers by adhesive tape, indicating that the color resides on a surface residue, not within the linen fiber. The color was removed with the reducing reagent, diimide, leaving unharmed colorless linen, indicating the image color was the result of complex double bonds.18 These findings are supportive of the Maillard reaction hypothesis. If the image was formed by the Maillard reaction, it would indicate the cloth was actually used as a burial shroud but removed from the body before liquid components of decay developed.19

Explanation and the Principle of Economy
Occam’s razor affirms that the hypothesis with the fewest special assumptions is most likely closest to the truth. Elaborate explanations involving radiation or thermal energy must be set aside when the image can be explained by a commonly observed low-temperature chemical reaction. The Maillard reaction offers a plausible explanation for how the image was formed.

The Shroud of Turin has physical and chemical characteristics consistent with an ancient burial cloth potentially dating to the time of Christ. It bears the image of a man unmistakably recognizable as the crucified Jesus. The image was not made by human hands. In spite of extensive scientific study, the Shroud of Turin has not been explained away as a fraud or hoax.


History has a way of repeating itself, and nations when they forget God have a nasty habit of imploding, America is in the midst of that right now. All these silly cancellations like children’s books and potato head dolls are just cover for the real prize, the actual target. What they really want to cancel is the biggest piece of hate literature in human history – the bible. The God of Abraham, whom this world hasn’t a clue of understanding, does things that by their standard are intolerable. Don’t believe me? Take a look and see for yourself.


by Geoffrey GriderMarch 12, 2021NOW THE END BEGINS

What they really want to cancel is the biggest piece of hate literature in human history – the bible. The God of Abraham, whom this world hasn’t a clue of understanding, does things that by their standard are intolerable.

Have you been paying attention lately to everything going on? The liberal woke mob is on a rampage, they are cancelling everything and everyone that goes counter to their stated agenda. Drag Queen Story Hour is praised while Dr. Seuss is banned as ‘racist and subversive’ literature. Mt. Potato Head and Pepe Le Pew have got to go, yet mass murder and sexual assaulter Andrew Cuomo remains in power. If you haven’t figured it out by now, they are coming for your King James Authorized Version Holy Bible, too. Will you give it up?

“But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.” Mark 13:9 (KJB)

History has a way of repeating itself, and nations when they forget God have a nasty habit of imploding, America is in the midst of that right now. All these silly cancellations like children’s books and potato head dolls are just cover for the real prize, the actual target. What they really want to cancel is the biggest piece of hate literature in human history – the bible. The God of Abraham, whom this world hasn’t a clue of understanding, does things that by their standard are intolerable. Don’t believe me? Take a look and see for yourself.

  • GENOCIDE: God tells the Jews to wipe out all the nations in and around the land of Canaan in order to establish the nation of Israel. “For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.” Exodus 23:23 (KJB)
  • SLAVERY: God acknowledges slavery as a human condition, and gives guidelines for how Christian slaves should obey their masters. Nothing is said about abolishing it. “Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.”Ephesians 6:5-8 (KJB)
  • RACISM: By far-left liberal standards, God is absolutely a racist, and guess what? They’re right. If racism is defined by giving or withholding blessing based on race, then God is a racist because He prefers the Jews over every other race of people on earth. “For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.” Deuteronomy 14:2 (KJB)
  • ONLY TWO GENDERS: The bible is crystal clear about the number of genders there are, and that would be two, man and woman. “This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.” Genesis 5:1,2 (KJB)
  • XENOPHOBIA: Xenophobia is defined as “dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries”, and the bible has that in spades. God says that the only nation that matters to Him is His nation of Israel. All the other nations are, in His sight, simply a drop in the bucket, amounting to nothing. “Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.” Isaiah 40:15 (KJB)
  • THE LGBTQ+: The centerpiece of the radical Left is their alphabet soup of sexual and gender perversions, ‘President’ Joe Biden is already radically expanding federal protection for transgenders. God is dead-set against not only some of it, but all of it. “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” Romans 1:26,27 (KJB)
  • ABORTION: God does not see abortion has a ‘human right’ or as ‘health care’, He sees it as murder. In the Old Testament, people got rid of the children they no longer wanted by sacrificing them in the fire to Molech. “Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones. And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.” Leviticus 20:2,3 (KJB)
  • CLIMATE CHANGE: The liberals engage in Gaia worship, praising the goddess spirit. Liberals seek to preserve it at all costs. But the bible says that God is going to set the whole thing on fire and burn it up at the Great White Throne Judgment. “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” 2 Peter 3:10 (KJB)

Do you now see why the Liberals hate God and hate His book with every ounce of their being? Prepare yourself for the coming Christian persecution, the banning of the bible, the arrest of street preachers and the closing of churches. A pastor in Canada is in jail right now for preaching the truth. This is how we will go into the Pretribulation Rapture, so make up your mind that you will go up and out of here with the praise of God in your mouth.

Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.” Psalm 149:6-9 (KJB)

What’s Really Going On Inside Our ‘Woke’ Military?

U.S. Department of Defense

By MIKE HUCKABEE Published on March 29, 2021

Since the January 6 security breach on Capitol Hill, there’s been a great deal of talk about how to deal with those espousing “extremist ideology,” particularly within the military and law enforcement. We’ve seen ridiculously gross overreaction to the breach by Democrats in Congress and also have big reason for concern about the upper echelons of the military. Politico, certainly no right-wing news outlet, has been running stories on this over the past several weeks, and I thought it would be a good idea to explore a couple of these along with some of our more go-to sources.

Internal Training on Extremist Ideologies

On Saturday, Politico ran a piece on some of the internal training materials being used by the Department of Defense, one of these a 17-page briefing compiled by the DoD Internal Threat Management and Analysis Center, part of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency.

At a time when we’re seeing an “ascendant” China and Russia, an unstable Middle East, a border crisis and a nuclear North Korea, Biden’s top generals are saying, “You know what we really need right now? Extremism training!”

According to this briefing, they report, both military and civilian personnel have “a duty and responsibility” to report “extremist behavior or activity.” They’re also supposed to be aware of symbols of these ideologies. (According to Politico, the materials do at least mention far-left ideologies and Islamist views, but other sources very strongly suggest the focus is on the right.)

The article states that “the prevalence of extremists in the Defense Department appears to be small. For example, the 220,000-strong Marine Corps recently reported that it kicked out four members last year for extremist activity.” But this isn’t stopping the Pentagon, which says “one is too many.”

Who is Dangerous?

The focus on white supremacism as a general threat didn’t start just with Biden. In a Homeland Threat Assessment from October 2020, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security said, “…I am particularly concerned about white supremacist violent extremists who have been exceptionally lethal in their abhorrent, targeted attacks in recent years.” He did also go on to cite what he called “the exploitation of lawful protests causing violence, death and destruction in American communities.” You know, those activities that were billed in the media as “peaceful protests”?

(By the way, one can tell this was produced during the Trump administration by its mention of another threat: “illegal and mass migration to the United States.” I would imagine this has been taken out of current threat assessments. But I digress.)

One of my researchers did a deep dive and found an item of interest, this 2021 workshop dealing with threat assessment in general, that “examines the emerging threat posed by extreme right-wing anti-government groups.” A “terrorist radicalization assessment protocol” is used to help determine who is dangerous. We don’t know how focused this workshop is on ferreting out right-wing “extremism,” as it deals with a variety of perceived threats, but I’d love to be a fly on the wall.

“Stand Down” — to Discuss Extremism

Anyway, after a “highly unusual” order from Biden’s new Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, all members of the military by the first week in April are required to have taken part in a day-long “stand down” to discuss extremism and obtain feedback from troops on “racism and other hateful ideologies or anti-government sentiment [that] have taken root in recent years.”

The new military training materials reportedly focus on behavior and symbolism. According to the article, they do point out the risk of making false assumptions about people who don’t pose a threat, mentioning that religious conservatives are often wrongly lumped in with white supremacists and other extremists. (As you’ll see, though, other sources say that’s exactly what they’re doing.)

Politico‘s Bryan Bender reported about a month ago, before the training materials were released, that “there’s a growing sense of anxiety within the Pentagon that this push [to confront white nationalism and other far-right ideologies] could feed the perception that it is policing political thought, favoring one political party over another or muzzling free speech.”

No kidding. We’ve seen enough of that outside the military — finding out what “cancel culture” can do in response to one misinterpreted tweet, even decades old — to know what it would look like inside the military. In other words, the “perception” that they’re playing Thought Police has been well-fed, and our concern is well-founded.

The Dangers of “Witch Hunts” Within the Ranks

Here’s an excellent piece by retired Army lieutenant colonel and intelligence officer Roger Rosewall, warning of the dangers of “witch hunts” within military ranks.

Rosewall asks two key questions: 1) what is “extremism”? And 2) what will happen to military members deemed to be “extremists”? He also provides a valuable historical perspective by bringing in examples of previous witch hunts, which “have not ended well,” he says.Please Support The Stream: Equipping Christians to Think Clearly About the Political, Economic and Moral Issues of Our Day.

Rosewall suggests that the way to deal with the current “perceived problem” is to “clearly define and articulate ACTIONS AND BEHAVIORS [emphasis his] that are considered contrary to good order and discipline.” That way, they avoid the trap of trying to assess “creeds, convictions and personal beliefs.”

But Aaron Reitz, a major in the Marine Corps Reserve and the Texas deputy attorney general for legal strategy, appearing with Tucker Carlson on Friday, expressed alarm that the Biden Defense Department won’t be satisfied with that limited an effort. The military in its current incarnation is just too “woke.” His impression is that this latest “witch hunt” within the ranks will not turn out well.

Misplaced Military Priorities

Reitz warned that at a time when we’re seeing an “ascendant” China and Russia, an unstable Middle East, a border crisis and a nuclear North Korea, Biden’s top generals are saying, “You know what we really need right now? Extremism training!”

He speculated that people in the upper ranks who want to get promoted even higher during Biden’s term “see the ideology coming from the top and may be working to accommodate it in order to get “the next star.”

According to Reitz, the military is NOT focusing just on actions and behaviors:

So extremism training is — and I’m quoting from documents — ‘to eradicate, eliminate and conquer all forms of racism, sexism, homophobia’ and so forth. What does this stuff mean? Who knows?

Bureaucratic Progressivism Is Now Iron-Fisted Wokeism

Reitz has just been through the required “stand down” day of training. Here’s the article he wrote about this for Newsweek. It’s so good, I’m surprised to see it there.

He describes the nature of the training as “left-wing political programming, as direct as it sounds.”

We were instructed that there is a Taliban-like threat in the United States called ‘domestic terrorism,’ he writes. These terrorists are characterized in part by ‘anti-government,’ ‘anti-authority’ or ‘abortion-related’ [editorial comment: !!!] extremism and various ‘supremacist’ ideas. None of these terms are defined. The Marine Corps entrusts the government’s HR department to figure that out.

He writes that since Biden’s election and, especially, since the Capitol Hill incident, “bureaucratic progressivism has hardened into iron-fisted wokeism.” Importantly, he quotes the highest-ranking members of the Army and the Marines to show that this effort goes far beyond a focus on actions and behavior to root out any ideology they don’t like. Absolutely, Reitz’s article is a must-read.

With our defense in the hands of “a bloated military-industrial complex given over to Fortune 500-style corporate progressivism,” we are deservedly being laughed at by our enemies, he says. “We need a military fit for real warriors,” he says, “not the social justice kind.”

Mike Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas and longtime conservative commentator on issues in culture and current events. A New York Times best-selling author, he hosts the weekly talk show Huckabee on TBN. 

Originally published on Reprinted with permission.

Democrats Cannot Erase The History Or Hypocrisy Of The Filibuster

By Jonathan Turley March 29,2921

Below is my column on the ongoing Democratic effort to get rid of the Senate filibuster. There are good-faith arguments against filibusters but there is a new campaign to declare the rule as racist. Once again, many in the media are ignoring both the history and hypocrisy surrounding the filibuster, including in the press conference last week with President Joe Biden. Biden was not asked in multiple questions on the filibuster about his defense of a rule that he now dismisses as a racist relic. In 2005 he stated:

The Senate ought not act rashly by changing its rules to satisfy a strong-willed majority acting in the heat of the moment…Proponents of the ‘nuclear option’ argue that their proposal is simply the latest iteration of a growing trend towards majoritarianism in the Senate. God save us from that fate, if it is true…Adopting the ‘nuclear option’ would change this fundamental understanding and unbroken practice of what the Senate is all about. Senators would start thinking about changing other rules when they became “inconvenient.” …Altering Senate rules to help in one political fight or another could become standard operating procedure, which, in my view, would be disastrous.”

Here is the column:

President Biden has come out this week against the Senate filibuster as a “relic” of the Jim Crow era. In these times, it is a virtual mantra on Capitol Hill that the filibuster is synonymous with racism and people supporting it are presumptively racist. That very point was noted by cable news host Al Sharpton, who threatened to denounce members as racist if they support the rule. The only thing more dramatic than such historical revisionism is the political revisionism underlying this new national campaign.

The filibuster is more a “relic” of the Julius Caesar era than the Jim Crow era. In ancient Rome, the filibuster was used to force the Senate to hear dissenting voices, including an opposition of Cato the Younger to Julius Caesar returning to Rome. The foundation for the filibuster today can be traced to an argument by former Vice President Aaron Burr that led to a change in the early 1800s. The minority has used versions of the rule to block or force consensus on controversial legislation, ranging from war actions to oil mandates. It was not created in the Jim Crow era.

But Biden is correct that some of the most abusive uses of the filibuster was by segregationists in the 1950s, as embodied in Strom Thurmond, a South Carolina Democrat, who set the record with filibustering the Civil Rights Act for over 24 hours.

The filibuster was designed as a protection for the minority in what is often called “greatest deliberative body.” It is not inherently racist. If that were the case, every majority rule would be racist because all of our racist legislation was passed by majority votes, including bills that supported slavery or target minority groups.

A few years back, Democrats cried foul over the notion of eliminating the filibuster. They did not argue the rule was the embodiment of racism but rather the heart of the Senate. Biden spoke in the Senate in 2005 against ending the filibuster. So did Charles Schumer, who said it put the Senate “on the precipice” of a constitutional crisis, as “the checks and balances which have been at the core of this republic are about to be evaporated by the nuclear option.” Now as Senate majority leader, Schumer decries the same filibuster as the racist rule forged by segregationists.

Other leading Democrats also denounced prior moves to end the rule as destroying any hopes for political consensus. Barack Obama denounced the rule as a racist device back when he was a member in the Senate and condemned its elimination as an obvious effort to establish party control by shifting “the rules in the middle of the game so that they can make all the decisions while the other party is told to sit down and keep quiet.” He added, “If the majority chooses to end the filibuster and if they choose to change the rules and put an end to democratic debate, then the fighting and the bitterness and the gridlock will only become worse.”

Obama served in a Senate where Republicans had a clear majority. The Senate is now divided right down the middle for a split that allows Vice President Kamala Harris to break ties. That is in effect the party control feared by Obama. Harris denounced the idea just a few years back and asked Mitch McConnell, at the time Senate majority leader, to preserve the filibuster to protect the “rules, practices, and traditions” supporting members in the minority. She opposed “any effort to curtail the existing rights and prerogatives for members to engage in robust and extended debate as we consider legislation in this body in the future.”

There was no mention about Jim Crow or the filibuster as racist. Yet it has transformed into a rule that only Bull Connor, the enforcer for segregation in Birmingham, would embrace, at least according to the perspectives by Sharpton. In reference to Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, who back the filibuster as a traditional rule protecting the minority, Sharpton has vowed “the pressure that we are going to put on” them is for calling the filibuster “racist and saying that they are, in effect, supporting racism.”

So members are now on notice that the rule designed to protect minority rights in the Senate will now be viewed as trying to deny minority votes in elections. It is that simple. Yet a great irony is that this original purpose of the filibuster has never been more essential. While one can make the case against the rule on purely democratic or majority grounds, such concerns previously raised by Obama and others are magnified today.

The rule of consensus offers a vital balance to political interests opposed to working across the aisle. It hands Democrats a badly needed excuse to engage Republicans and seek middle ground. Without it, as Obama noted, “the fighting and the bitterness and the gridlock will only become worse.” For a country with violence on both sides, that fighting is now a literal and increasing danger. It is no accident that the filibuster has played the more dominant role during our periods of greatest division. It was used to try to forge consensus despite rising lethality of political rhetoric.

Ultimately, the rule does not save us from ourselves. Caesar made it into Rome, only to be murdered by some of the men debating his arrival. Jim Crow laws were state laws but the Senate allowed that disgraceful era of discrimination to happen. In the end, our laws are no better than we are, but we are worse off when there is little need for consensus.

US has secret evidence of UFOs breaking sound barrier without a sonic boom and performing moves humans don’t have the technology for, former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe reveals ahead of bombshell real X Files report


  • In December a 180-day deadline was announced for a report into UFO sightings
  • The Pentagon and intelligence agencies must release their report by June 1
  • John Ratcliffe, former DNI, said there were more sightings than publicly known
  • Ratcliffe said the observations were made by Navy and Air Force pilots
  • They were recorded by ‘multiple sensors’ and had no obvious explanation
  • The incidents included supersonic travel without a sonic boom
  • Ratcliffe said it was in the public interest that the information be released 


PUBLISHED: 21 March 2021  

The U.S. has evidence of UFOs breaking the sound barrier without a sonic boom and making maneuvers impossible with known technology, the former Director of National Intelligence has revealed.

The revelations increased excitement about a forthcoming report detailing what the U.S. government has observed. John Ratcliffe, who served as Donald Trump‘s Director of National Intelligence, said that many of the incidents still have no easy explanation.

‘There are a lot more sightings than have been made public,’ Ratcliffe told Fox News.  

‘Some of those have been declassified.

‘And when we talk about sightings, we are talking about objects that have seen by Navy or Air Force pilots, or have been picked up by satellite imagery that frankly engage in actions that are difficult to explain.  ‘Movements that are hard to replicate that we don’t have the technology for. Or traveling at speeds that exceed the sound barrier without a sonic boom.

 John Ratcliffe appeared on Fox News on Friday to discuss the forthcoming report

John Ratcliffe appeared on Fox News on Friday to discuss the forthcoming report.Ratcliiffe said that there had been more UFO sightings than the public previously knew

Ratcliiffe said that there had been more UFO sightings than the public previously knewNavy pilots recorded seeing unexplained objects spinning in mid air, in the summer of 2014+

Navy pilots recorded seeing unexplained objects spinning in mid air, in the summer of 2014. Startling video of Navy pilots spot unidentified flying objects.

Ratcliffe told host Maria Bartiromo that the sightings of ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’ had been observed all around the world.

‘When we talk about sightings, the other thing I will tell you is, it’s not just a pilot or just a satellite, or some intelligence collection,’ Ratcliffe said.

‘Usually we have multiple sensors that are picking up these things, and some of these are unexplained phenomenon, and there is actually quite a few more than have been made public.’

The government was, in December, given a 180-day deadline to disclose what it knew, meaning that the report should be out before June 1.

Ratcliffe said he had hoped to publish their findings before he left office on January 20.

‘We weren’t able to get it down into an unclassified format quickly enough,’ he said.

The report was part of a $2.3 trillion COVID relief bill, which Trump signed into law in December.

The bill contained the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 that had in it a ‘committee comment’ section that addressed ‘unidentified aerial phenomena.’  The report, produced by the Pentagon and the intelligence agencies, must identify, among other things, any threats posed by unidentified aerial phenomena and whether they may be attributed to foreign adversaries.’UFO’ filmed flying over Pakistan by shocked airline pilots.

‘Weather can cause disturbances, visual disturbances,’ Ratcliffe said.

‘Sometimes we wonder whether or not our adversaries have technologies that are a little bit further down the road than we thought or than we realized.

‘But there are instances where we don’t have good explanations for some of the things that we have seen.’

Avril Haines is now the Director of National Intelligence in the Biden administration.

The Defense Department announced in September the creation of an Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force on August 4.

Videos from the Navy were released last year through the Freedom of Information Act that showed UFOs moving at incredible speeds and performing seemingly impossible aerial maneuvers.

One of the videos was shot in November 2004; the other two were shot in January 2015. The three videos were code-named ‘FLIR1,’ ‘Gimbal,’ and ‘GoFast.’

In the 2015 videos, Navy pilots can be heard expressing disbelief. All three UFO videos were captured by Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets.

The videos were made public and published because of efforts by the New York Times, as well as through efforts by To The Stars Academy, which was founded by Tom Delonge, the founder and lead vocalist for the bands Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves.

Ratcliffe said it would be ‘healthy’ for as much of this information as possible to be made public.

A week before Ratcliffe stepped down, in January, the CIA released a treasure trove of newly-unsealed records.

They showed chilling accounts of hundreds of UFO sightings across the globe dating back to the 1950s – along with the international intelligence community’s efforts to understand them. 

A dossier with nearly 3,000 pages of documents about Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs) – the government’s official term for what are commonly called UFOs – was published on The Black Vault website.  

Thousands of paranormal enthusiasts pored through the collection of more than 700 individual documents, according to Black Vault’s founder John Greenewald Jr, who has spent the past two decades suing the CIA to release the records and then scanning the pages into his database one by one.  

The CIA purports that the files account for its ‘entire’ collection of declassified UAP intel, but Greenewald cautions that there’s no way to verify that claim and has vowed to continue searching for further records.  

The documents also show correspondence about UFO sightings between CIA officers and members of the military. 

Sometimes the officials brush off observers’ stories as purely superstitious, even when another explanation isn’t clear. But in other instances the officers show genuine concern that perhaps something dangerous is at play. Official US Navy video shows ‘UFO’ tracked off East Coast in 2015

Pictured: A photo from the Project Blue Book archive shows lights misidentified as a group of UFOs over a Coast Guard air station in Salem, Massachusetts in 1952

In December it emerged that two Pentagon reports had been produced, providing detailed classified information about strange sightings.

The DoD’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force issued the two classified intelligence ‘position reports’ in 2018 and summer 2020, and they circulated widely in the U.S. intelligence community, according to a detailed account from The Debrief based on interviews with multiple intelligence sources.

The position reports’ startling contents included a leaked photo that has never before been made public, accounts of ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena’ (UAP) emerging from the ocean and soaring through the sky, and an admission that extraterrestrial origins for the objects cannot be ruled out.This\u00A0leaked photo, published by The Debrief in December, was included in the 2018 position report, two DoD and one intelligence source told the outlet

This leaked photo, published by The Debrief in December, was included in the 2018 position report, two DoD and one intelligence source told the outlet.

The photo was previously described as depicting an \'unidentified silver \'cube-shaped\' object\' hovering over the ocean at an altitude of roughly 30,000 to 35,000

The photo was previously described as depicting an ‘unidentified silver ‘cube-shaped’ object’ hovering over the ocean at an altitude of roughly 30,000 to 35,000

The leaked photo was was captured in 2018 off the East Coast of the United States by a military pilot using his cell phone camera, the sources said.

The photo was previously described as depicting an ‘unidentified silver ‘cube-shaped’ object’ hovering over the ocean at an altitude of roughly 30,000 to 35,000. 

It appears that the image was captured by the backseat weapons systems operator of what appears to be an F/A-18 fighter jet. 

Experts were baffled by the photo, but noted that the object somewhat resembles a GPS dropsonde, an atmospheric profiling device designed to be dropped from aircraft, typically over a hurricane. 

‘These revelations are extraordinary, and give the public a genuine peek behind the curtain when it comes to how the US government is handling the UFO issue,’ Nick Pope, who investigated UFOs for the UK Ministry of Defence, told

‘What this new information does is confirm that the US government is taking the UFO phenomenon more seriously than ever before,’ he added. ‘I anticipate further revelations shortly.’

The Pentagon has not confirmed the existence of the two position reports, as well as the authenticity of a leaked cockpit photo included in one of the reports. 

Even more shocking were the revelations contained in a second, revised report issued by the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force in early 2020.

The report delved deeply into the possibility that UAP are able to freely move both through the air and underwater, zipping through the ocean undetected and emerging into the air at incredible speeds.

The report contained an ‘extremely clear’ photograph of an unidentifiable triangular aircraft that emerged from the ocean in front of a F/A-18 Hornet fighter pilot, sources told The Debrief.An artist\'s recreation (above) shows the image in the 2020 report as described by sources: a large equilateral triangle with rounded edges and large, spherical white \'lights\' in each corner+10

An artist’s recreation (above) shows the image in the 2020 report as described by sources: a large equilateral triangle with rounded edges and large, spherical white ‘lights’ in each cornerResearcher\u00A0Dave Beaty created this image to depict the object as described by sources who had seen the report from the\u00A0Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force+10

Researcher Dave Beaty created this image to depict the object as described by sources who had seen the report from the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force

That photo has not been leaked publicly, but artist and researcher Dave Beaty‘s recreation shows it as described by sources: a large equilateral triangle with rounded or ‘blunted’ edges and large, perfectly spherical white ‘lights’ in each corner.

The encounter occurred off the East Coast in 2019, according to officials who had seen the latest report. 

Two officials said said the photo was taken after the triangular craft emerged from the ocean and shot straight upwards.

Officials say the latest report focused specifically on the possibility of ‘transmedium’ craft that are able to operate both underwater and in the air.

‘Tic Tac’ UFO: US Navy pilot made visual contact with the object on November 14, 2004

At least six Super Hornet pilots made visual or instrument contact with the UFO on November 14, 2004.

The encounters, which are documented in numerous interviews with first-hand witnesses, remain a mystery, and the object’s incredible speed and movements have led to speculation that it was extraterrestrial in origin.

The original FLIR video from the USS Nimitz encounters leaked online as early as 2007.

Witnesses say that clips of the video had been circulated widely on the Navy’s intranet – used to communicate between ships in the carrier group – and an unknown sailor in the group likely first leaked it.

The clip became one of the most-touted pieces of evidence in the UFO community when the Pentagon confirmed its authenticity in 2017. In January, Chad Underwood, the former Navy aviator who shot the famous leaked video clip, broke his silence in an interview with New York magazine.

Chad Underwood, the former Navy aviator who shot the famous leaked video clip, broke his silence in an interview with New York Magazine in January+10

Chad Underwood, the former Navy aviator who shot the famous leaked video clip, broke his silence in an interview with New York Magazine in January 

He said the oblong, wingless ‘Tic Tac’ shaped object was spotted off the coast of Mexico over the Pacific.

He also revealed that for about two weeks, the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Princeton, part of Carrier Strike Group 11, had been tracking mysterious aircraft intermittently on an advanced AN/SPY-1B passive radar.

The radar contacts were so inexplicable that the system was even shut down and restarted to to check for bugs – but operators continued to track the unknown aircraft.

Then on November 14, Commander David Fravor says he was flying in an F/A-18F Super Hornet when he made visual contact with the object, which seemed to dive below the water, resurface, and speed out of sight when he tried to approach it.

As Fravor landed on the deck of the Nimitz, Underwood was just gearing up to take off on his own training run.

Fravor told Underwood about the bizarre encounter, and urged Underwood to keep his eyes open.

He recalls how he suddenly saw a blip on his radar before tracking it on his FLIR camera.Underwood was flying in an F\/A-18F Super Hornet as part of the USS Nimitz (above) carrier group when he encountered an\u00A0\'unidentified aerial phenomena\'+10

Underwood was flying in an F/A-18F Super Hornet as part of the USS Nimitz (above) carrier group when he encountered an ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’

‘The thing that stood out to me the most was how erratic it was behaving,’ Underwood told the magazine.

‘And what I mean by ‘erratic’ is that its changes in altitude, air speed, and aspect were just unlike things that I’ve ever encountered before flying against other air targets.’

Underwood said the object wasn’t obeying the laws of physics and dropped from 50,000 feet altitude to 100 feet in seconds, which he says, ‘isn’t possible’. He added that he saw no signs of an engine heat plume or any sign of propulsion.

The pilot refuses to speculate as to whether the object is an alien spacecraft or not, however.

‘That’s not my job. But I saw something. And it was also seen, via eyeballs, by both my commanding officer, Dave Fravor, and the Marine Corps Hornet squadron commanding officer who was out there as well.’

Anti-Racism: The Opiate of the Atheists and a Bludgeon for Elites

By JOHN ZMIRAK Published on March 18, 2021

I’ve warned people before that the ideology calling itself Anti-Racism is a dangerous golden calf. “Racism” as a word has been weaponized by the Left to mean whatever suits it at the moment.

Do you oppose socialism? Then you’re a “racist,” because socialism might mean the transfer of wealth from white people to non-whites. No matter that you haven’t a speck of racial motivation in your body. That doesn’t matter. The Supreme Court ruled long ago (absurdly) that “disparate impact” on members of different groups is sufficient to prove that a policy violates civil rights laws. No matter your intentions.

So if socialism means that more black people will get checks from the government, opposing it is demonstrably “racist” by these standards. Same thing with any issue the left wants to press, from ballot security to immigration. And whites who want to save their own skins at any cost will fold like cheap tents as soon as the word gets wielded. Some of them will even pluck out proof texts from the Bible, to use as fig leaves and bludgeons.

The Whitest Man on Earth Plays the Race Card

Perhaps the whitest man on earth is playboy-for-me-lockdown-for-thee California Governor Gavin Newsom. Even now he’s trying to beat the rap, and avoid getting recalled by impoverished, outraged Californians. How? By claiming (drumroll please) that the recall effort is … racist.

Not many modern people really want to face the black hole at the center of their worldview. They want to cling to the myth that their lives have meaning and their existences some dignity. So they claw at shreds and scraps of the Biblical heritage.

Republicans are being threatened not to filibuster the vote-fraudster dream act HR1, which would enshrine 2020-style election fraud in law. Why? Because the impact would be “racist,” and some filibusters (not most by any means) in the past were used by racists. (Real ones, segregationists, and Democrats to a man, some of them longtime friends of Joseph Biden, but move along people, nothing to see here.)

Why Is Racism Wrong? 

The Woke cult has long been parasitic on Christianity. Take a good look at where it comes from, and you’ll see it’s nothing but empty. If you accept the materialist premises of Darwinism, there is absolutely no good moral argument against racism. Darwin himself knew that, and wrote about racial hierarchies in his own The Descent of Man. In a letter to Reverend Charles Kingsley in 1862, Darwin dreamed of a world without “lesser” races:

It is very true what you say about the higher races of men, when high enough, replacing & clearing off the lower races. In 500 years how the Anglo-saxon race will have spread & exterminated whole nations; & in consequence how much the Human race, viewed as a unit, will have risen in rank.

Darwin’s cousin Francis Galton invented “eugenics” to speed the “survival of the fittest” along and give it some teeth. Prominent Darwinists weaponized existing racism to popularize Darwin’s ideas. They spoke of “lesser breeds” among the human species as “missing links” to the apes. To illustrate, Manhattan Darwinists exhibited a kidnapped pygmy, Ota Benge, in the ape cage at the Bronx Zoo. It took black Christian pastors’ protests to get him set free. Christian bishops in Nazi Germany fought Darwinist scientists who wished to sterilize or euthanize “defective” citizens.

Darwinists Got Queasy After the Nuremburg Trials

The exposure in 1945 of the horrors of the Holocaust made eugenics talk unfashionable. So Margaret Sanger and her allies switched gears, and started warning of a “population explosion.” Somehow their most aggressive work reducing the birth rate seemed to focus on non-white countries and populations. But I’m sure that “disparate impact” was only a coincidence.Please Support The Stream: Equipping Christians to Think Clearly About the Political, Economic and Moral Issues of Our Day.

Once you’ve accepted Darwinism, really internalized it and applied it to the human species as just another, brainier animal, what moral arguments are there for banning racial discrimination? You might offer scientific reasons why it’s irrational, but none of those have moral import. You’d simply be arguing facts, as one would in a debate over the best ways of raising cattle.

The Black Hole Inside Their Ethics

By adopting Darwinist materialism, you sacrifice the right to speak about human dignity, rights, or justice. Nature, red in tooth and claw, yawns at those Christian holdovers. Then it licks the fat from its paws.

But not many modern people really want to face the black hole at the center of their worldview. They want to cling to the myth that their lives have meaning and their existences some dignity. So they claw at shreds and scraps of the Biblical heritage, purloined from the Civil Rights Movement, to patch together systems of ethics. That’s where we got the Woke Cult.

A Fetish and a Weapon

Lost, rudderless post-Christians who have no rational vision whatsoever of the Good instead look around for undeniable evils. Not just any evils, but those universally condemned, with Hollywood movies made about them. They decide that they can give their lives significance by fighting those, and gain power by accusing their enemies of promoting them.

So these people look to the Holocaust, and pretend that at the root of it was … nationalism, and nothing more. Therefore we must oppose national sentiment in every form, and empower bloodless globalists or Marxists to seize all the power. The Woke look at old films of racist sheriffs calling black Christian Civil Rights demonstrators “monkeys” and spraying them with firehoses. So they identify “Racism” as the ultimate, primal evil. They never think through the fact that the sheriffs were acting like Darwinists, while the demonstrators acted as Christians.

Taking the Church Hostage

It’s not as if the Woke folks are content to simply steal the Christian heritage of abolitionism, equal rights, and human dignity, then leave the rest of us in peace. They don’t act like simple shoplifters, but rather home invaders ready and willing to take the whole Church hostage. They would even abduct Jesus, and subject Him to a show trial. These people, with no good arguments against racism not stolen from Christianity, step forward to judge its Founder.

I thought we’d reached the apex of absurdity when left-wing whites began accusing right-wing Latinos and blacks of “multiracial whiteness.” That’s the term invented to smear pro-life, free market, gun rights, or other conservative non-whites as “wannabe” white racists. So white thugs from Antifa are every bit as free to punch them as actual Nazis.

But I was wrong. You can never be pessimistic enough, it appears. The Gadarene swine don’t stop on the slippery slope and save themselves from the sea. But it’s a mercy to try to fish some of them out, which is why I bother to write. My column tomorrow will address the attempts by some to convict Jesus Himself of racism. The hubris entailed in such charges marks a milestone: the progress of the Woke cult from post-Christian fetish to the evangelizing church of Antichrist.


Two millennia later, fragments of those texts have reemerged, the Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced Tuesday. It is the first such discovery since the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947 and the early Fifties. The inhospitable environment was considered a safe haven as the war between the Roman Empire and the Judean rebels led by Shimon Bar Kokhba raged around 130 AD. Jews found shelter in the caves and brought what they thought they needed for their new life.


by Geoffrey GriderMarch 16, 2021

Some 1,900 years ago, Jewish and Christian refugees fleeing the Romans made their way to the Judean Desert. Among the belongings they carried with them were scrolls featuring the biblical books of Zechariah and Nahum.

The discovery of 1,900-year old scripture portions is an incredible revelation, but it becomes stunning when you realize that they were scripture portions held by first century Jewish and Christian believers, to keep them from falling into the hands of the evil Roman empire. The very same Roman empire that two centuries later would unleash the Roman Catholic Church upon the world, ushering in a thousand years of the Dark Ages.

“These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates: And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD.” Zechariah 8:16,17 (KJB)

Here in the 21st century, the Roman empire and the Vatican are quite busy raising up the One World Religion of Chrislam, and the very scrolls that are bubbling back up to life are the same scripture that pronounces the coming destruction of the Whore of Babylon. Aren’t the end times wonderful? They are if you’re a bible believer.

2,000-year-old biblical texts found in Israel, the 1st since Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in 1947

FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: Two millennia later, fragments of those texts have reemerged, the Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced Tuesday. It is the first such discovery since the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947 and the early Fifties. The inhospitable environment was considered a safe haven as the war between the Roman Empire and the Judean rebels led by Shimon Bar Kokhba raged around 130 CE. Jews found shelter in the caves and brought what they thought they needed for their new life.

In recent decades, the caves have been targeted by looters eager to find artifacts to sell on the private market. For this reason, a few years ago, the IAA, in cooperation with the Civil Administration’s Archaeology Department, launched a rescue operation to survey all the caves in the area. The findings, which include not only the biblical fragments, but also dozens of artifacts dating back as early as 10,000 years ago, have been astounding.


The researchers ascertained that the artifacts matched other fragments uncovered several decades ago and preserved at the IAA laboratory. They belonged to a scroll featuring the biblical Book of Zechariah, written in Greek, except for God’s name, which was marked in paleo-Hebrew.

“This was probably a way to show the importance of the name of God,” Ableman said.
The new discovery is particularly groundbreaking because one of the excerpts that was deciphered presents a version of Zechariah that was never encountered before, he said.

Verses 16 and 17 of the eighth chapter of Zechariah read: “These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to one another, render true and perfect justice in your gates. And do not contrive evil against one another, and do not love perjury, because all those are things that I hate – declares the Lord.” In the fragment, the word “gates” is replaced by the word “streets.”

“We had never seen this before,” Ableman said. It is not uncommon for texts appearing on the Dead Sea Scrolls to be different than the biblical text we know today. Scholars rely on these differences to understand more about how the canonized version of the Bible developed.

“In this manuscript, we can see the effort of the translators to remain closer to the original Hebrew compared to what happened with the Septuagint,” Beatriz Riestra of the IAA Dead Sea Scrolls Unit said, referring to the earliest Greek translation of the Bible from the third century BCE.

The practice of leaving God’s name in Hebrew was already found in other Dead Sea Scrolls fragments, as well as in several manuscripts from more recent periods from the Cairo genizah, a collection of hundreds of thousands of documents kept in the storeroom of a synagogue in the Egyptian capital, she said.

Together with the manuscript, the archaeologists found several coins minted by the Jewish rebels under Bar Kokhba’s leadership, carrying the writing: “Year 1 for the redemption of Israel.”

“Coins are an expression of sovereignty,” Donald T. Ariel, head of the IAA’s Coin Department, told the Post. “Minting coins meant to be free.” The bronze coins feature a palm tree and a vine leaf.

“At the time, the palm tree had become the quintessential symbol of Judea. The Romans themselves put the symbol also on their Judea Capta coins,” Ariel said, referring to a series of coins minted by the empire to commemorate their victory in the region.

Dozens of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments bearing biblical text are discovered in Israel’s ‘Cave of Horror’ having been hidden during a Jewish revolt against Rome 1,900 years ago

  • The fragments of ancient parchment were discovered in the ‘Cave of Horror’ which is south of Jerusalem 
  • This is the first item discovered from an archaeological dig in the Judean Desert in more than 60 years 
  • The pieces of parchment found inside the cave include Greek lines of biblical text from Zechariah and Nahum
  • Other items found in the cave include a 10,000 year old woven basket and the skeleton of a young girl 


PUBLISHED: 04:01 EDT, 16 March 2021  

Dozens of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments thought to have been hidden during a Jewish revolt against Rome 1,900 years ago have been found in a cave. 

The fragments include lines of Greek text from the biblical books of Zechariah and Nahum and were radiocarbon dated to the 2nd century AD, experts confirmed.  

The Israel Antiquities Authority say more than 20 fragments were found in a remote canyon in the Judean Desert, south of Jerusalem – the first find of its kind in 60 years.

 They were discovered in the Cave of Horror, named in the 1950s after 40 skeletons of women, men and children were found after excavations – they were hiding from Roman soldiers during the 2nd century Jewish Bar Kochba Revolt.

To get into the cave, which is well secluded from view and difficult to access, teams of archaeologists and other experts had to repel down the side of a 260ft cliff. 

A number of items were found in the cave, including a 10,000 year old woven basket, the skeleton of a girl dating back 6,000 years and the biblical fragments.

They were discovered in clumps and rolled up within the cave – so far 11 lines of Greek text translated from the books of Zechariah and Nahum have been revealed. 

The Israel Antiquities Authority is displaying the newly discovered Dead Sea Scroll fragments at the Dead Sea scrolls conservation lab in Jerusalem

Israel Antiquities Authority conservator Tanya Bitler says they were likely hidden during a Jewish revolt against Rome nearly 1,900 years ago

An expert points at fragments of ancient text scrolls that are shown in the Scrolls Sections at the laboratorires of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) in Jerusalem

Israel shows off dozens of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments


Excavations of a cave in the Judea Desert in the 1950s revealed skeletons of 40 men, women and children.

It is in the southern cliff of Nahal Hever near the Cave of Letters where writings on the revolt were uncovered. 

They were Jewish rebels hiding from Roman troops during the Bar Kochba Revolt from 132-136 AD.

It is thought Roman soldiers continued to besieged the camp until the inhabitants succumbed to starvation. 

It has a lid and could be 10,500 years old based on radiocarbon dating. That pre-dates the arrival of pottery in the region. 

‘As far as we know, this is the oldest basket in the world that has been found completely intact and its importance is therefore immense,’ said the IAA. 

The archaeologists also uncovered the skeleton of a young girl dating back about 6,000 years that had been mummified and tucked into a blanket.

‘It was obvious that whoever buried the child had wrapped him up and pushed the edges of the cloth beneath him, just as a parent covers his child in a blanket. A small bundle of cloth was clutched in the child’s hands,’ said historian Ronit Lupu. 

It is thought the scrolls and basket survived due to the heat and aridity in the region.

‘The desert team showed exceptional courage, dedication and devotion to purpose,’ said Israel Hasson, director of the Israel Antiquities Authority.

He said the work involved ‘rappelling down to caves located between heaven and earth, digging and sifting through them, enduring thick and suffocating dust, and returning with gifts of immeasurable worth for mankind.’

‘The newly discovered scroll fragments are a wake-up call to the state. Resources must be allocated for the completion of this historically important operation.  

‘We must ensure that we recover all the data that has not yet been discovered in the caves before the robbers do. Some things are beyond value,’ Hasson said. 

The objects were discovered as part of a wider mission to find prehistoric and biblical relics in the region to reduce the risk of looting. 

Archeologist Haim Cohen looks at a woven basket that is more than 10,000 years old

This is the remains of a sandal found within the Cave of Horror during an excavation that also revealed bible fragments 

Ancient samples of grains and seeds were also uncovered from the cave where fragments of biblical scrolls were found

This is a fragment of an ancient arrow nock from prehistoric period Judea – found in the Cave of Horror 

Caves and ravines are being combed by experts, as part of the project that first started in 2017. 

‘For years we chased after antiquities looters. We finally decided to pre-empt the thieves and try reaching the artefacts before they were removed from the ground and the caves,’ said Amir Ganor, head of the IAA’s Theft Prevention Unit. 

A coin from the ‘Cache of Bar Kokhba’ likely belonging to the Jewish rebels hiding from Roman soldiers 


The fragment of an ancient arrow from prehistoric and Roman periods discovered in the cave

The fragment of an ancient rope that could come from the prehistoric era Judea Desert

The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of Jewish texts found in desert caves in the West Bank near Qumran in the 1940s and 1950s.

They date from the 3rd century BC to the 1st century AD and include the earliest known copies of biblical text and documents.

The original scrolls were found by shepherd Muhammed Edh-Dhib as he searched for a stray among the limestone cliffs at Khirbet Qumran on the shores of the Dead Sea in what was then British Mandate Palestine – now the West Bank.

The fragment of an ancient, about 2,000 years old lice comb found in the Cave of Horror

Fragments of various ancient finds from the cave reveal an insight into the long history of the region from the Neolithic through to biblical periods and Roman occupation

Fragments of ancient arrowheads from prehistoric and Roman eras were also among the items discovered within the cave

The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered between 1946 and 1956 and date back 2,000 years

Discovered between 1946 and 1956, the Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of 972 ancient manuscripts dating back to 2,000 years ago.

The texts include tends of thousands of parchment and papyrus fragments and in rare cases entire manuscripts.  

They contain parts of what is now known as the Hebrew Bible as well as a range of extra-biblical documents.

The scrolls were found by shepherd Muhammed Edh-Dhib as he searched for a stray among the limestone cliffs at Khirbet Qumran on the shores of the Dead Sea in what was then British Mandate Palestine – now the West Bank.

The story goes that in a cave in the dark crevice of a steep rocky hillside, Muhammed hurled a stone into the dark interior and was startled to hear the sound of breaking pots.

The Dead Sea Scrolls, which include tends of thousands of parchment and papyrus fragments (file photo), contain parts of what is now known as the Hebrew Bible. They also feature a range of extra-biblical documents

Venturing inside, the young Bedouin found a mysterious collection of large clay jars in which he found old scrolls, some wrapped in linen and blackened with age.

The texts have since been excavated by archaeologists, who are now racing to digitise their contents before they deteriorate beyond legibility.

The texts are of great historical and religious significance and include the earliest known surviving copies of biblical and extra-biblical documents, as well as preserving evidence of diversity in late Second Temple Judaism.

Dated to between 408BC and 318AD, they are written in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Nabataean, mostly on parchment, but with some written on papyrus and bronze.

The scrolls are traditionally divided into three groups.

‘Biblical’ manuscripts, which are copies of texts from the Hebrew Bible comprise 40 per cent of the haul.

The Dead Sea Scrolls were found by shepherd Muhammed Edh-Dhib as he searched for a stray among the limestone cliffs at Khirbet Qumran on the shores of the Dead Sea

President Cloward, Vice President Piven

March 16, 2021

By Brian C. Joondeph

Cloward-Piven is a political strategy of calculated chaos first described in 1966, by two Columbia University sociologists, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. Their theory was published appropriately in the far left The Nation, the oldest continuously published news magazine in the country. Cloward-Piven’s goal was the creation of chaos so that: “A political crisis would result that could lead to legislation for a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty.”

The activities of the past year, from an imported Chinese coronavirus to a rigged and stolen presidential election are textbook Cloward-Piven, leading to a massive shift in the leadership and direction of America. We have gone to government by, of, and for the people to a tyrannical autocracy controlled by a small cabal of self-appointed elites.

Welcome to President Cloward and Vice President Piven, or vice versa for those who believe the current vice-president is really in charge, rather than the cognitively impaired president in name only.Cloward-Piven’s objective is chaos and turmoil, or in their words, “A massive drive to recruit the poor onto the welfare rolls.” This is followed by: “A federal program of income redistribution has become necessary to elevate the poor en masse from poverty.”

Is there any better recap of COVID, including lockdowns, closed businesses, schools, and churches requiring the ruling class spending trillions of dollars they don’t have, to rectify the damage and destruction unleashed by the same ruling class that now wants to correct it?

The so-called stimulus is massive income redistribution, from the producers to the nonproducers who are in their situation either by choice or through the diktats of the ruling class and their decisions which turned producers into nonproducers. The stimulus will result in much of the middle class, and states in general, to further dependency on the federal government sustenance.

In Cloward-Piven terms, a crisis is: “A publicly visible disruption in some institutional sphere.” How do they create such a crisis? “Crisis can occur spontaneously (e.g., riots) or as the intended result of tactics of demonstration and protest which either generate institutional disruption or bring unrecognized disruption to public attention.”

Think of the George Floyd protests and riots, a convenient excuse for institutional disruption. Institutions of law and order suffered disruption, from calls to defund the police to blatant disregard for private property and businesses.

A pre-planned riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 created a false panic and a rushed certification of the Electoral College votes without scrutiny or review, Congress rubber-stamping a fraudulent election. It had the bonus of allowing a bogus impeachment of President Trump, kicking a man already down as a giant middle finger to Trump and his millions of supporters.

Cloward-Piven did not begin with the Trump presidency but during FDR’s New Deal, then further codified in the 1960s when it was given a name. This included Medicare, Medicaid and the Great Society welfare programs. New government agencies and bureaucracies choked innovation and economic growth. Ill-conceived and endless wars, expansion of food stamps, Medicaid, and other social welfare programs, resulted in the majority of Americans receiving government benefits.

A crisis led to each of these programs. Seniors and the poor unable to afford their medical care gave us Medicare and Medicaid. The government, replacing stay-at-home fathers, created the welfare state. A shortage of reliable Democrat voters was rectified by opening our borders to anyone, providing them with free benefits in exchange for not biting, or voting against, the hand that feeds them.

Democrats offer programs, unpopular and unappealing to the majority of Americans. Cloward-Piven is how they muscle their agenda through. It is their only strategy, accomplishing through chaos, fear and coercion what is unreachable via the ballot box. Bringing down the current system provides an opportunity to remake American society into their idealized version of Utopia, which in reality is the Soviet Union, Cuba, or China, with a small ruling class in charge and everyone else subservient. In other words, a real-life Hunger Gamesdystopian society.

Donald Trump was simply a speed bump on the Cloward-Piven expressway. He was supposed to blow up the road to serfdom but instead only slowed it down for a few years. The deep state won easily.

I wonder if Trump even stood a chance. Did he simply provide an opportunity for the deep state to test their new strategies of weaponizing the government against political opponents and rigging elections to the point that they are irrelevant?

Now we have rule, not by our elected representatives, but by a senile old man, signing elective orders put in front of him, orders created by his puppet-masters hiding behind the curtains.

COVID restrictions and lockdowns created such economic carnage that an entirely new dependency class was born. Add to that tens of millions of illegal immigrants, bringing dependency as well as potential health care concerns and costs and animosity toward the country paying all their bills, displacing American workers already struggling to regain their footing after COVID.

Any resistance is met with protests and riots. Those who speak out may be cancelled or worse. The media simply parrots the talking points of the ruling class, acting like court eunuchs for the ruling establishment.

Massive income redistribution via government programs with attacks on the First and Second Amendments make it impossible for the people to push back, either verbally or physically, against a tyrannical government, all to supposedly end poverty by making everyone poor and calling it the middle class.

Universal income doesn’t eliminate poverty it simply expands it, but under a different name, something trendy, like equity. Putting dog poop on a scoop of ice cream and calling it an ice cream sundae doesn’t make it so, except in the eyes of the government that defines the acceptable terms.

You can be sure that guaranteed annual income will simply create a subservient lower class, eager to vote for their paymasters each November as long as they keep dripping narcotic dollars into their wallets, not enough to climb the economic ladder but enough to keep them satisfied.

The productive ones, pulling on the economic oars, will eventually tire from their efforts and take their guaranteed stipend and let someone else row the boat. Those in charge will live lavishly as they did in the capitol city of the Hunger Games.

Chaos and confusion, fear and uncertainty, in a never-ending stream courtesy of the government, solved with executive orders by the same government designed to “fix” the very problems they created.

All of this is being ushered in under the whip of President Cloward and Vice President Piven. And it seems the entire ruling class, regardless of political party, has signed on.

Brian C. Joondeph, M.D., is a physician and writer. He is on sabbatical from social media.