The Republican Party In The U.S.A. : The Lost Cause

If history repeats itself, then we already have another civil war within the U.S.A. that has already begun. Sadly, the rebels who were defeated previously were left unpunished. They should have all been executed, their assets seized and their families and supporters divested of all their worldly goods. Instead they were permitted to just return home. They kept their businesses, properties and even their careers, which included political careers. So they did not have to answer for their crimes, which is why their poison remained to resurface later. Is it the “White Superiority Syndrome” that was responsible for it? Now we have a new Rebel Leader who has decided to cloak himself with the Mantle of Jefferson Finis Davis, We are talking about Donald J. Trump (the World’s Biggest Loser ).

Just recently, Donald J. Trump has tried to ‘stir up’ the mentally deranged QANON cult followers by releasing a statement that he will be reinstated or assassinated by August, 2021. This clearly makes him an enemy of the justly elected U.S. government -Rebel- as well as an openly declared enemy of the majority of voters who voted against him. He thinks he is unaccountable for his actions and impossible to kill? “Let all the poison that lurks in the mud, hatch out.” This is the poison left behind from the previous civil war because the rebel “losers” went unpunished.

It didn’t take long for the Loser Southern Rebel States to change their narrative for their intent behind the Civil War from the ‘defense of Slavery’, to suddenly the ‘defense of State Rights’. A lie they still shout out to this very day. A tolerance of delusion that should never have been granted to them to begin with; must now be destroyed.


The Lost Cause: Definition and Origins

October 30, 2020  •  Updated March 25, 2021

As the Civil War drew to a close in 1865, defeated Southerners looked around at the death and destruction that the war had inflicted on their homes, businesses, towns, and families. “The South was not only…conquered, it was utterly destroyed…More than half [of] the farm machinery was ruined, and…Southern wealth decreased by 60 percent,” states historian James M. McPherson. The war initiated over the issue of the preservation of slavery, as pronounced in the seceding states’ articles of secession and in the Confederacy’s constitution, was the cause of this devastation. “The prohibition of slavery in the Territories is the cardinal principle of this organization.,” read one such justification of secession and war in 1861. With the abolition of slavery becoming the law of the land in 1865, it became harder and harder for many Southerners to justify the purpose of the war and the deaths of nearly 300,000 of their sons, brothers, fathers, and husbands. Thus, many Southerners set to work to rewrite the narrative of the war. Former Confederate general and one-time commander of the United Confederate Veterans claimed, “If we cannot justify the South in the act of Secession, we will go down in History [sic] solely as a brave, impulsive but rash people who attempted in an illegal manner to overthrow the Union for our Country.” Thus, from the ashes of war, the myth of the “Lost Cause” was born.

There are six main parts of the Lost Cause myth. The first and most important myth is that secession, not slavery, was the cause of the war. Southern states seceded to protect their rights, their homes, and to throw off the shackles of a tyrannical government. To the proponents of the Lost Cause, secession was constitutional, and the Confederacy was the natural heir to the American Revolution. Because secession was constitutional, all those who fought for the Confederacy were not traitors. Northerners, specifically Northern abolitionists, caused the war with their fiery rhetoric and agitating, even though slavery was on its way to gradually dying a natural death. They also argued secession was a way to preserve the Southern agrarian way of life in the face of encroaching Northern industrialism.

Second, slavery was portrayed as a positive good; enslaved people, who were submissive, happy, and faithful to their masters, were better off in the system of chattel slavery which offered the slaves protection. Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens declared in 1861 “Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner-stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition.” Following the end of the war, these formerly enslaved people were now said to be unprepared for freedom, which was an argument against Reconstruction and the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments of the Constitution.

The third tenet states that the Confederacy was only defeated because of the Northern states’ numerical advantage in both men and resources. The Confederate Army was less defeated than overwhelmed, as their lesser resources. Former Confederate officer Jubal A. Early justified the Southern defeat by stating that the North “finally outproduced that exhaustion of our army and resources, and that accumulation of numbers on the other side which wrought our final disaster.” Early went on to say that the South “had been gradually worn down by combined agencies of numbers, steam-power, railroads, mechanism, and all the resources of physical science.” The lack of southern manufacturing and the outnumbered population doomed it to failure from the start. Thus, the “Lost Cause”.

Fourth, Confederate soldiers are portrayed as heroic, gallant, and saintly. Even after the surrender, they retained their honor. At one reunion oration, Confederate General Thomas R. R. Cobb, who was killed at the Battle of Fredericksburg, was compared to “Joshua in his courage,…St. Paul in the logic of his eloquence and [St.] Stephen in the triumph of his martyrdom.”

Fifth, Robert E. Lee emerged as the most sanctified figure in Lost Cause lore, especially after his death in 1870. Lee himself became a symbol for the Lost Cause, and a “Cult of Lee” revered the Virginian as the ultimate Christian soldier who took up arms for his state. He was even called the second Washington. Lee was the most successful of all Confederate Army commanders, and after the war, Jubal Early and many former Southern officers placed Lee upon a pedestal—so much so that historian Thomas L. Connelly dubbed Lee “The Marble Man.” Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson became a saintly martyr, wounded by his men while defending the Lost Cause. Even the office building where Jackson died bore the name “The Stonewall Jackson Shrine” for decades. On the other hand, James Longstreet became a villain to Lee and Jackson’s heroes, blamed for the loss at Gettysburg and vilified for his newfound Republican affiliation and the temerity to question Lee’s wartime decisions. Even former Confederate President Jefferson Davis became a reverential figure, seen as the personification of states’ rights.

Finally, Southern women also steadfastly supported the cause, sacrificing their men, time, and resources more than their Northern counterparts. The idealized image of a pure, saintly, white Southern woman emerged as well.

Many of the motifs of the Lost Cause even emerged before the war was officially over. In Lee’s farewell address to the Army of Northern Virginia the day after he surrendered at Appomattox Court House, he thanks his soldiers for “four years of unsurpassed courage and fortitude.” But in the face of “overwhelming numbers and resources,” he was forced to surrender the army to prevent further bloodshed. But the term “Lost Cause” originated almost immediately after the war ended. Edward Pollard, the editor of the Richmond Examiner, published The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates, his own justification for the war effort. In 1867, Pollard’s brother H. Rives published one of the first Lost Cause periodicals called the Southern Opinion. This weekly paper argued for a distinctive Southern culture and for the preservation of the heroism of their cause.

Southern women played a large role in spreading the Lost Cause. They immediately converted their wartime soldiers’ aid organizations into memorial organizations, to commemorate their male counterparts who fell during the war. Because women were seen as inherently nonpolitical, and memorializing was not seen as political, they were able to take the lead in memorializing and mythologizing the Southern cause. Ladies’ Memorial Associations were formed all across the South to dedicate Confederate cemeteries and organized Memorial Days for fallen Confederates. They would eventually unite in 1900 to become the Confederated Southern Memorial Association, and by then, their goals had expanded beyond just remembering their dead. Now, they collected Confederate relics and instilled veneration for the Southern cause in the younger generation through textbooks and educational outreach efforts.

In 1869, Confederate veterans including Braxton BraggFitzhugh Lee, and Jubal Early created the Southern Historical Society, to shape the way future generations understood the war; the Lost Cause was central to their mission. In 1876, the society published the Southern Historical Society Papers, a collection of essays defending every aspect of the Southern war effort. Early became the most influential figure in propagating these arguments as part of the Lost Cause. While initially against secession, Early steadily rose through the ranks of the Confederate Army. After the war, he traveled the South, giving lectures and writing articles to defend Lee and attack Longstreet. He also espoused the notion that the war in Virginia was the central theater of the war. Jefferson Davis also published The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, another Lost Cause vindication of the war. Esteemed historian David Blight dubbed the work “perhaps the longest, most turgid, and most self-righteous defense of a failed political cause ever written by an American.”

By the 1880s, many Confederate veteran associations formed to both perpetuate the memory of their fallen brothers and take care of the disabled. These groups consolidated into the United Confederate Veterans in 1889. Auxiliary organizations such as the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy formed for similar purposes. The Confederate Veteran was founded in 1893 and became the official mouthpiece of the Lost Cause movement. This publication reached a mass audience and was only discontinued in 1932.

Some in the North, especially Union veterans and African Americans, were angered by glorifying the Confederate cause and slavery. However, general public opinion had shifted towards reconciliation with the defeated South, especially after they became disillusioned with Reconstruction. It was telling when two ex-Confederates were pallbearers at Ulysses S. Grant’s funeral. Thus, many Northerners accepted the Lost Cause narrative as a way to mend the wounds of the war and to move the country forward into the twentieth century.


If there is another civil war in the United States, as Dumb Donald and his motley crew of delusional supporters are trying to make it appear that they desire, it will be a Nuclear war. We already discussed that Donald Trump initially withdrew from the Nuclear Treaties in order to revamp the abandoned ‘Davy Crockett‘ low yield Nuclear tipped field infantry launched rockets. He was hoping to use these in the war against Iran that fortunately, he was unable to start (but wishes he can). Now it would seem that these Nuclear weapons will be used in the U.S.A., rendering large portions uninhabitable for generations. If the Republicans are successful at starting the “Civil War to end all civil wars”, you will witness a death toll of no less than 50 million Americans. This should be taken seriously as a warning for those who support or just continue to permit Donald Trump to continue.

Finally! A Criminal Investigation On Trump

It has been a long time coming for Grifter and Baffoon Carnival Barker Donald J. Trump to become the subject of a criminal probe. A man who is famous for telling constant lies and somehow gets away with past frauds (Trump University). Remember that they finally got gangster Al Capone

Read it Here or below.


Merged probe adds muscle, resources to Trump criminal investigation

Linda SoJoseph TanfaniPeter EislerJason Szep

U.S.A. May 19, 2021

 By joining forces in a newly combined criminal probe of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s finances, the New York attorney general and the Manhattan district attorney have opened new avenues to sharing critical information that could speed indictments in the sprawling investigation.

Investigators for both Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and New York Attorney General Letitia James have been focused on some of the same questions: whether Trump or his representatives committed fraud by improperly manipulating the values on some of the Trump Organization’s signature properties, pushing them up to secure loans from banks, and writing them down to reduce his property taxes.

In a brief statement late on Tuesday, James’ office said the investigation into the Trump Organization was now considered a criminal matter and officials with Trump’s company were informed. She would now work closely with Vance, who has led a criminal probe into the company and its officers since 2018.

Two assistant attorneys general from James’ office are joining Vance’s team to work on the criminal investigation, according to a source familiar with the inquiry. The attorney general will go on pursuing a civil investigation into Trump’s finances.

 Vance and James have not accused Trump or his associates of wrongdoing, but prosecutors in both offices have spent months gathering information and testimony from bankers, bookkeepers, real-estate consultants and others close to the Trump Organization who could detail its operations, according to interviews and court filings.

The Manhattan DA has authority to handle all crimes in Manhattan, including financial crime. The attorney general’s office has statewide jurisdiction, but it also has a criminal enforcement and financial crimes bureau focused primarily on securities and tax fraud, with its own authority to prosecute complex financial crimes that cross county lines.

“What does it mean for Trump? It’s clearly not good in the sense that you now have a combining of resources, information and evidence,” said Daniel Horwitz, a white-collar defense lawyer and former Manhattan prosecutor. “It’s a muscling up and a sharing of resources.”

In a statement, Trump said he was “being unfairly attacked and abused” and vowed to “overcome” any criminal prosecution. “There is nothing more corrupt than an investigation that is in desperate search of a Crime.”

Lawyers for Trump and his business did not immediately return requests for comment.

Vance has said he is examining “possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct” by the Trump Organization and obtained millions of pages of Trump’s tax records in February after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Trump did not have the right to shield them.

Trump already faces multiple government investigations at the local, state and federal level, including a criminal probe in Fulton County, Georgia, where the district attorney is investigating whether Trump violated election laws by pressing state officials to overturn President Joe Biden’s 2020 victory in that state. Several congressional committees also are probing Trump’s financial affairs.

Separately, the former president faces an array of private lawsuits related to business disputes and other charges. He also is a defendant in several lawsuits alleging that he incited his supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 as Congress was certifying the presidential election results.

I do believe that indictments will be issued shortly, and definitely before summer’s end,” Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, who has been interviewed by Vance’s investigators, told Reuters. Cohen pleaded guilty in 2018 to campaign finance violations and other crimes and is currently serving his three-year sentence under home confinement.

PRESSURE ON WEISSELBERG

Both the New York attorney general and Manhattan DA investigations have shown interest in Allen Weisselberg, 73, chief financial officer at the Trump Organization, where Weisselberg has served for decades as a trusted Trump confidant, managing both his personal and business finances.

The attorney general’s office, while pursuing a separate civil investigation, deposed Weisselberg last summer, and the DA’s office also has pressured him to cooperate, according to people familiar with the investigation.

“Now, they can put it all together,” said Jennifer Weisselberg. Her ex-husband, Weisselberg’s son Barry, is a Trump Organization employee.

“To build a case against Allen, they have to connect the dots, all the stuff that both (offices) have collected, and now they can do that,” she told Reuters.

Jennifer Weisselberg has been cooperating since last fall with investigators from both the attorney general’s office and the district attorney’s office.

She said she has turned over boxes of financial documents, including records on a Trump Organization apartment overlooking Manhattan’s Central Park where she and Barry lived rent-free while they were married, as well as another Trump-owned apartment where Barry lived after they divorced.

Both offices are looking at those arrangements and whether the apartments, which could be considered gifts if provided for free, were accounted for properly in tax and financial filings, she said.

“I think they’re building a case against Barry to get Allen to flip,” she said.

A lawyer for Allen Weisselberg, Mary Mulligan, declined to comment. A lawyer for Barry Weisselberg did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

One Trump property scrutinized in both investigations is Seven Springs, a 212-acre estate in Westchester County, New York. The attorney general’s statewide jurisdiction may make it easier to bring charges related to that property, experts said.

 After a long and failed effort to develop the property as a golf course and luxury home site, Trump in 2015 took a $21.1 million tax break in the form of a conservation easement, a legal promise to leave 158 acres of the property undeveloped.

Vance has subpoenaed planning records related to Seven Springs from nearby towns, while James’ investigators, in court filings, have cited emails from an appraiser who suggested Trump’s representatives were applying pressure to push that value higher.

“When you combine what each side has learned, they may be able to more quickly fill out a picture that could lead to indictments of the president,” said Claire Finkelstein, a University of Pennsylvania law professor, adding that the combination will bring “more information, more firing power and an ability to broaden the scope of a criminal investigation.”

Rebecca Roiphe, a New York Law School professor, says James’ involvement also creates an opening for Trump to attack the investigation’s legitimacy. When James campaigned for office in 2018, she criticized Trump as an “illegitimate president” and vowed to explore his business dealings.

“That certainly creates a shadow,” she said. “The question is whether or not having these two investigations joined would ultimately have an impact on the legitimacy of any prosecution.”


It is time for the Egomaniac “Teflon Donald Trump”, to be locked up.

Legal Challenges In The U.S.A.

There are still attempts being processed by Trump Thralls in the U.S.A. doing everything to change laws and pass laws in order to make it possible for individual states to change election outcomes. It isn’t only the laws try to restrict voting but laws that advance the prospect of individual States to overturn election results. When Donald J. Trump (World’s Biggest Loser) tried to force his followers in States to overturn his defeat so he could become a dictator; they learned lessons and are prepared to pass legislation now, that will not prevent them from doing so in the future.

Many of these states are now also trying to ban protests!


Lawmakers in 47 states have introduced bills that would make it harder to vote. See them all here

Janie Boschma, Fredreka Schouten and Priya Krishnakumar, CNN

Updated 10:05 AM ET, Sat April 3, 2021

(CNN)Lawmakers in all but three states have introduced bills aimed at restricting ballot access, according to a new tally by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University.Their latest report finds 361 bills restricting voting have been introduced in 47 states as of March 24. The total, released Thursday morning, marks a 43% rise in the number of bills introduced since Brennan last released a count a little over a month ago.The Brennan Center’s previous tally identified 253 restrictive bills in 43 states in February.

The rise reflects a sharp contrast to a year ago — before the Covid-19 pandemic and well before the 2020 presidential election — when state lawmakers were far less interested in restricting voting access. The Brennan Center’s review of state legislation in February 2020 identified only 35 restrictive bills in 15 states.

The legislative push is part of a national Republican effort that aims to restrict access to the ballot box following record turnout in the election. Republicans currently control both chambers of 30 state legislatures, including in Texas, Georgia and Arizona. The only three states that had not yet introduced a voting bill with restrictive provisions are Delaware, Ohio and Vermont.More than half of the 361 bills would make it harder to vote absentee and by mail, after a record number of Americans voted by mail in November. Nearly one in four restrictive bills seek to impose stricter voter identification requirements.

Texas has introduced 25 bills that would limit absentee and mail-in voting, more than any other state. Georgia and Arizona — two key battlegrounds that flipped from 2016 to vote for President Joe Biden in 2020 — follow Texas with 20 and 14 introduced bills targeting absentee voting, respectively.Texas also leads the nation in the number of bills targeting voter roll purges, voter registration and polling places.As the current leader for the most restrictive bills introduced overall, Texas is a key state to watch as bills continue to advance in its legislature. Seven restrictive bills have already advanced through the Texas legislature, meaning that a bill has either passed in at least one chamber or has otherwise seen action at the committee level.

Not every bill introduced will pass, or even reach a vote. But five have already been enacted into law and at least 41 others were advancing through the state legislative process as of March 24. Those five include SB202 in Georgia, the omnibus voting bill that has generated national controversy. The other four include an omnibus law in Iowa, two laws in Arkansas that tighten voter ID requirements, and one in Utah that mandates swift removal of dead people from the voting rolls.State lawmakers are likely to act quickly in the upcoming months to introduce more legislation and attempt to get their bills over the finish line for the year. All but 12 state legislatures plan to adjourn by June 30, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.


G.O.P. Bills Target Protesters (and Absolve Motorists Who Hit Them)

As the nation reacts to the guilty verdict a jury handed to Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, Republican-led states are introducing punitive new measures governing protests.

By Reid J. Epstein and Patricia MazzeiPublished April 21, 2021Updated April 22, 2021

Republican legislators in Oklahoma and Iowa have passed bills granting immunity to drivers whose vehicles strike and injure protesters in public streets.

A Republican proposal in Indiana would bar anyone convicted of unlawful assembly from holding state employment, including elected office. A Minnesota bill would prohibit those convicted of unlawful protesting from receiving student loans, unemployment benefits or housing assistance.

And in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed sweeping legislation this week that toughened existing laws governing public disorder and created a harsh new level of infractions — a bill he’s called “the strongest anti-looting, anti-rioting, pro-law-enforcement piece of legislation in the country.”

The measures are part of a wave of new anti-protest legislation, sponsored and supported by Republicans, in the 11 months since Black Lives Matter protests swept the country following the death of George Floyd. The Minneapolis police officer who killed Mr. Floyd, Derek Chauvin, was convicted on Tuesday on murder and manslaughter charges, a cathartic end to weeks of tension.

But while Democrats seized on Mr. Floyd’s death last May to highlight racism in policing and other forms of social injustice, Republicans responded to a summer of protests by proposing a raft of punitive new measures governing the right to lawfully assemble. G.O.P. lawmakers in 34 states have introduced 81 anti-protest bills during the 2021 legislative session — more than twice as many proposals as in any other year, according to Elly Page, a senior legal adviser at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, which tracks legislation limiting the right to protest.

Some, like Mr. DeSantis, are labeling them “anti-riot” bills, conflating the right to peaceful protest with the rioting and looting that sometimes resulted from such protests.

The laws carry forward the hyperbolic message Republicans have been pushing in the 11 months since Black Lives Matter protests against racial injustice swept the country: that Democrats are tolerant of violent and criminal actions from those who protest against racial injustice. And the legislation underscores the extent to which support for law enforcement personnel and opposition to protests have become part of the bedrock of G.O.P. orthodoxy and a likely pillar of the platform the party will take into next year’s midterms.

“This is consistent with the general trend of legislators’ responding to powerful and persuasive protests by seeking to silence them rather than engaging with the message of the protests,” said Vera Eidelman, a lawyer at the American Civil Liberties Union. “If anything, the lesson from the last year, and decades, is not that we need to give more tools to police and prosecutors, it’s that they abuse the tools they already have.”

Laws already exist to punish rioting, and civil rights advocates worry that the new bills violate rights of lawful assembly and free speech protected under the First Amendment. The overwhelming majority of last summer’s nationwide Black Lives Matter protests were peaceful — more than 96 percent involved no property damage or police injuries, according to The Washington Post, which also found that police officers or counterprotesters often instigated violence.

Most of the protests held across Florida last summer were also peaceful, though a few in Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville produced some episodes of violence, including the burning of a police car and a sporting goods store. Still, as they embraced the bill that Mr. DeSantis signed into law, Republican leaders expressed scorn for cities that trim police budgets and tolerate protesters who disrupt business and traffic.

“We weren’t going to allow Florida to become Seattle,” said Chris Sprowls, a Republican who is the speaker of the Florida House, mentioning cities where protests lasted for months last year and demonstrators frequently clashed with the police. “We were not going to allow Florida to become Portland.”

The Florida law imposes harsher penalties for existing public disorder crimes, turning misdemeanor offenses into felonies, creating new felony offenses and preventing defendants from being released on bail until they have appeared before a judge. A survey conducted in January by Ryan D. Tyson, a Republican pollster, found broad support in the state for harsher penalties against protesters “who damage personal and business property or assault law enforcement.”

But the law goes farther. If a local government chooses to decrease its law enforcement budget — to “defund the police,” as Mr. DeSantis put it — the measure provides a new mechanism for a prosecutor or a city or county commissioner to appeal the reduction to the state.

The law also increases penalties for taking down monuments, including Confederate ones, making the offense a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. It makes it easier for anyone who injures a protester, such as by driving into a crowd, to escape civil liability.

State Senator Shevrin D. Jones, a Democrat from Broward County and a vocal critic of the law, noted that Mr. DeSantis had been quick to emphasize how necessary the bill was the day after the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol but had made no mention of that event during Monday’s bill signing, focusing solely on the summer protests.

That was evidence, he said, that bills aimed at punishing protesters were disproportionately targeting people of color. “This bill is racist at its core,” Mr. Jones said.

So far, three bills aimed at limiting protests have been signed into law — Florida’s and new laws in Arkansas and Kansas that target protesters who seek to disrupt oil pipelines. Others are likely to come soon.

In Oklahoma, Republican lawmakers last week sent legislation to Gov. Kevin Stitt that would criminalize the unlawful blocking of a public street and grant immunity to drivers who strike and injure protesters during a riot. Last June, a pickup truck carrying a horse trailer drove through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters on a Tulsa freeway, injuring several people and leaving one paralyzedThe driver, who said he had sped up because he feared for the safety of his family, was not charged.

The bill’s author, State Senator Rob Standridge, said the Tulsa incident had prompted him to seek immunity for drivers who strike protesters. He said Tuesday he wasn’t aware of any drivers who had been charged after striking protesters in Oklahoma. “My hope is that this law never is utilized,” he said in an interview. Carly Atchison, a spokeswoman for Mr. Stitt, declined to say whether he would sign the bill, which passed with veto-proof majorities.

Tiffany Crutcher, whose twin brother, Terence Crutcher, was shot and killed in 2016 by a Tulsa police officer who was later acquitted on a manslaughter charge, said the Oklahoma proposal represents Republican efforts to extend the Trump administration’s hostility toward people of color.

Dr. Crutcher said she was convinced that if Mr. Stitt signed the legislation, it would be applied in harsher terms against those protesting racial injustice than for white protesters demonstrating for gun rights or against abortion.

“We all know that over the last four years that we saw white supremacy, bigotry and racism show its ugly head in so many forms,” said Dr. Crutcher, who quit her job as a physical therapist to work for racial justice after the death of her brother. “This is the continuation of the Trump administration that showed us every day that Black lives didn’t matter.”

While Republican lawmakers present the anti-protest legislation as support for the police, law enforcement agencies don’t necessarily back the new proposals.

The Iowa bills, part of a law enforcement package proposed by Gov. Kim Reynolds, would strip local governments of state funding if cities and counties defund their own law enforcement budgets — something that no Iowa jurisdiction has sought to do. And state lawmakers cut a proposal by Ms. Reynolds to track police-stop data by race.

The state’s police departments didn’t ask for new tools to crack down on protesters or grant immunity to drivers who strike protesters marching in streets, said Kellie Paschke, a lobbyist for the Iowa Peace Officers Association, an umbrella group for the police.

In Kentucky, where protests following the police killing of Breonna Taylor lasted for months last year, the State Senate passed a bill that would make it a crime to insult or taunt a police officer with “offensive or derisive” words or gestures that would have “a direct tendency to provoke a violent response.” The measure would have required that those arrested on such a charge be held in jail for at least 48 hours — a provision that does not automatically apply to those arrested on murder, rape or arson charges in Kentucky.

Though the legislation died in the statehouse over bipartisan concerns about free speech, the bill’s lead sponsor, State Senator Danny Carroll, a Republican who is a retired police officer, said he planned to refile it next session. Mr. Carroll said the bill was needed to ensure community safety and protect law enforcement personnel.

“They are under attack constantly,” he said, noting that police officers decades ago could “arrest someone for cussing them out,” until court rulings curtailed such police powers.

 In the hours after Mr. DeSantis signed the Florida bill on Monday, as the nation awaited the Chauvin verdict, progressive community organizers in the state worried about how law enforcement agencies might react to any protests that resulted from the decision. Moné Holder, senior director of advocacy and programs for Florida Rising, a social justice organization, said her team had spent a lot of time informing activists of their rights under their new law.

“It’s a tactic to silence our voices,” she said.

After the verdict was announced, she remained concerned about how the police would deal with community members if they chose to gather outside, to be together after an emotional year.

“To console each other, to cry, to grieve,” she said. “The fact that we have to think twice about that is troublesome.”


These laws will have to be challenged and tossed out quickly before the next U.S. election.

Small wonder Putin and Trump love each other, they are so alike.

Big QANON Joke

There is little to believe about the nonsense that the religious cult QANON disseminates to the public. What is surprising is that this new International Terrorist Organization is suspected to have been created by Roger Stone. Stone was employed by Donald J. Trump in order to be in charge of his propaganda so that Trump could get reelected. The QANON cult was a brilliant maneuver by Roger Stone to establish a melding of politics and religion. Not unlike the establishment of a religious cult surrounding the S.S. by Himmler. So for those who ponder the identity of “Q”, need look no further than Roger Stone.

If Joe Biden does not declare open war against QANON, the threat they pose to the democratic Republic will only grow. They do not restrict their activity to the U.S.A alone, which is why they must be declared an International Terrorist Organization and treated accordingly.

Read more about the threat they pose.


Female extremists in QAnon and ISIS are on the rise. We need a new strategy to combat them

Evelyn Hockstein Dec. 11, 2020

We refuse to treat women terrorists with the same seriousness and concern as men. The skepticism increases their danger.

QAnon supporters wait for the military flyover at the World War II Memorial during Fourth of July celebrations in Washington.Evelyn Hockstein / For The Washington Post via Getty Images fileDec. 11, 2020, 4:30 AM ESTBy Farah Pandith, adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Jacob Ware, research associate for counterterrorism at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Mia Bloom, international security fellow at New America

When President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January, he will face a shifting extremism landscape. Among the evolutions is the growing role of women in extremist groups, and the new commander-in-chief would be wise to take a fresh approach to this threat. Downplaying the phenomenon or misrepresenting what drives it, as so many previous administrations have done, will only make it worse.

Take QAnon, which will be chief among the Biden national security team’s concerns

The cultlike conspiracy movement believes President Donald Trump was divinely elected to save the world from a Satan-worshipping cabal of blood-drinking pedophiles that controls many in the media, Hollywood and the Democratic Party. QAnon will soon have a presence in Congress through newly elected Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Lauren Boebert of Colorado.

Many of the acts of violence QAnon has inspired have been perpetrated by women. Most notably, Jessica Prim, a female QAnon supporter carrying a dozen knives, was arrested in May after authorities alleged that she had livestreamed her expedition to New York City to “take out” Biden. In Texas in August, another QAnon-supporting woman was charged with aggravated assault after, authorities alleged, she rammed her car into other people she believed were involved in the kidnapping of children.

With women constituting the majority of QAnon followers, we should not be surprised that more women are involved in plots of violence. And the disproportionate participation of women in QAnon is not accidental. QAnon, like the Islamic State militant group, understands that the best way to appeal to women is by exploiting their inherent altruism and desire to protect children.

While many far-right appeals to “save the white race” or “save individual liberties” have proven popular with angry or disillusioned young men, QAnon’s “save the children” narrative evokes a more visceral — even maternal — reaction among women. Both women accused of being QAnon attackers mentioned above were crying when they were arrested, the latter reported to have insisted that the intended victim “was a pedophile and had kidnapped a girl for human trafficking.” More generally, QAnon women are using social media with soft pastel hues to disseminate the conspiracy throughout North America and internationally.

This threat is not new, but it is increasing. And if we do not take a fresh approach to countering violent extremism by women, we will face only more terror. Until now, women in extremist movements have typically been portrayed as lacking agency. Lumped together with children, they are often perceived as having been manipulated into believing extremist ideologies and described as merely playing peripheral or support roles.

This has led to a situation in which we refuse to treat female terrorists with the same seriousness and concern with which we treat men. The skepticism has real impact on the ground. “Radicalized American women tend to commit the same types of crimes and have about the same success rate as radicalized men,” scholars Jamille Bigio and Rachel Vogelstein write. “Yet they are less likely to be arrested and convicted for terrorism-related crimes, highlighting a discrepancy in treatment and leaving a security threat unaddressed.”

Research has shown, for instance, that women returning to Western countries from ISIS areas are rarely prosecuted as severely as the men or serve any jail time whatsoever, meaning these women are free to be sources of radicalization for their communities.

In the past five years, ISIS has recruited unprecedented numbers of women — taking media and policy analysts by surprise. Using culturally curated age-appropriate narratives, their specialized marketing pitches were successful in appealing to Muslim teenagers and young adults throughout the Western world and beyond.

Similar to QAnon, ISIS targeted otherwise well-intentioned young women with positive messages about helping orphans whose parents had been killed by the brutal Assad regime in Syria. In one of the most deadly incidents, Tashfeen Malik, along with her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, opened fire at a 2015 Christmas party in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people. Investigations suggested that it was Malik who had radicalized her husband.

Western women have also been highly effective online recruiters for young girls from their countries of origin. Teenage girls — justifiably skittish about conversing with strange men online — are likely to be less circumspect about communicating with someone of the same gender who holds allure by being slightly older, sharing their interests and confidences and conveying a sense of inclusion. Thus Hoda Muthana from Alabama recruited American girls, while Aqsa Mahmood from Scotland successfully recruited girls from Great Britain.

The growing appeal of extremist ideologies to women and girls and the female-to-female luring tactics demonstrate that something has shifted in the ideological ecosystem around identity and belonging. This looming threat requires immediate attention, and curating approaches just for women is essential.

Indeed, trying to prevent young women and girls from being recruited means increasing counterterrorism officials’ knowledge about the psychology of belonging, agency and identity. It means having tailor-made programs that, for example, use former female recruiters. Unfortunately, policymakers are woefully behind the curve, still mostly seeing radical women as a curiosity and lumping all programs to counter violent extremism together rather than having science-driven solutions that are sensitive to gender.

This is a particularly stark omission given that the history of terrorism is rife with women, including one of the very first terrorists —Vera Zasulich, a member of Narodnaya Volya, the anarchist People’s Will — who attempted to assassinate the chief of police of St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1878. European terrorist groups in the 1960s and the 1970s were teeming with women, some even in positions of leadership.

Women have also played renowned roles in terrorist groups here in the United States. For instance, the Weather Underground, a 1970s-era far-left group responsible for a series of bombings, was co-founded by a woman.

More recent incidents on the far left demonstrate that the North American trend is not limited to QAnon. In September, a Canadian woman was arrested and accused of mailing ricin to Trump; later that month, a Black Lives Matter-affiliated activist was arrested after she drove a car into a crowd of counterprotesters. Most recently, two women were arrested in Washington state and accused of attempting to derail trains to oppose the construction of oil pipelines in solidarity with indigenous communities in Canada.

Though women internationally are estimated to be a third to more than half of all suicide bombers, such as 53 percent of suicide bombers for Nigeria’s Boko Haram, it is crucial to appreciate that women might be less visible in the U.S. but are nevertheless engaged behind the scenes. These roles have often not gotten the attention they warrant, as is the case with women in so many arenas, which affects funding for women-focused programs, research and policy formation to counter violent extremism.

As the country continues to fracture and political violence is seen more and more as a legitimate form of activism, acts of terrorism perpetrated by women are increasingly likely. Fortunately, our understanding of female terrorists has improved in recent years as more people study the phenomenon and journalists stop assuming that women lack agency.

Still, we are far from prepared. We need to explore more fully the psychology of women who fight and from that consider specific counterterrorism measures. These might include programs for middle school girls recognizing that girls and boys do not mature at the same age or absorb materials the same way, or the use of gaming platforms more popular with female players and thus useful in dissuading them from radicalization. We need to imagine the possibility of an all-female terrorist organization and whether it can pose threats that all-male armies do not.

In counterterrorism, we have a tendency to underestimate threats until they overrun the battlefield. The growing role of women in domestic terrorism is one of several emerging trends that policymakers, law enforcement and intelligence agencies much watch closely so we are not caught unaware once again.


It is surprising how many gullible people there are out there. This seems to be how Brainwashing works. We cannot prove that it is Roger Stone who is responsible, but We certainly have him as our only suspect. Until this group is exposed exposed and destroyed, many families with unstable parents and children will continue to be destroyed.


Life amid the ruins
of QAnon: ‘I wanted
my family back’

An epidemic of conspiracy theories,
fanned by social media and self-serving
politicians, is tearing families apart.

By Greg Jaffe and Jose A. Del RealFeb. 23, 2021

She bought ammunition, camping gear, a water purifier and boxes of canned food. Then, Tyler’s mother started wearing a holstered pistol around the house, convinced that 10 days of unrest and mass power outages were coming.

The chaos would culminate, she assured her son, in former president Donald Trump’s triumphant return to power on March 4, the original Inauguration Day before the passage of the 20th Amendment in 1932.

Tyler, 24, had been living with his mother an hour north of Minneapolis since he graduated college in 2019. The paranoia and fear that had engulfed his home had become unbearable in the months since Trump began to falsely claim that the 2020 election had been stolen from him.

“Any advice for dealing with a qanon parent who thinks ww3 will happen during the inauguration?” Tyler asked last month on r/QAnonCasualties, a fast-growing Reddit group for those whose loved ones have been consumed by the bizarre and byzantine universe of baseless conspiracy theories known as QAnon.

“Do they have weapons?” one of the site’s moderators asked.

“Yep. A lot of them,” Tyler replied. “I would leave, but I don’t have anywhere to go.” He said he couldn’t imagine cutting ties to his mother.

In Washington, rioters, inflamed by unfounded allegations of a stolen election, had stormed the Capitol leaving five dead and triggering the impeachment of a president. Far from Washington, the falsehoods that had whipped so many into a frenzy were wreaking a different sort of chaos; one that was tearing families apart.

Family members spoke of their loved ones as if they were cult members or drug addicts, sucked in by social media companies and self-serving politicians who warped their views of reality. They begged and bargained with parents and partners to put down their phones for just a few days in the hope that the spell might be interrupted and they might return to their old selves.

[From QAnon to WallStreetBets: The rise of the online mob]

To some it seemed as if the United States was gripped by an epidemic of conspiracy theories.

The anguish was playing out behind closed doors in therapists’ offices, where overwhelmed family members were seeking advice. And it was painfully clear on QAnonCasualties, the Reddit group where Tyler had turned for support.

The group offered a rough barometer of the growing turmoil. Since last summer it had grown from about 10,000 members to more than 130,000 in the days after Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Each day there was a flood of new posts:

A woman in Chattanooga, Tenn., was just days away from moving out of the house she and her partner bought five years earlier. “I feel like I’m in a twisted black mirror episode that’s lasting WAY too long,” she wrote. “I feel hopeless that we will ever get back to the beautiful life we shared in our lovely home.”

A woman in Palm Beach, Fla., had gone two weeks without speaking to her mother and was starting to wonder if the rift was irreparable. “I grieve for her every day as if she is dead,” she wrote.

A teenager in Annapolis, Md., worried that she no longer “knew” her father. “I’ve come to the breaking point,” she confessed. “My heart goes out to everyone else in this situation. It really sucks.”

Tyler, alone in his bedroom, read many of the new posts, hoping that they would help him make sense of his mother’s beliefs.Sometimes it felt as if every conversation with his mom and her new husband circled back to Trump-related conspiracies.

[QAnon reshaped Trump’s party and radicalized believers]

To protect his family’s anonymity, The Washington Post is only using Tyler’s first name. In an email, his mother blamed her son for the tension in the house, writing that he was disrespectful and refused to look for work after leaving his job earlier this year. She added that she “never even heard of Qanon until very recently” and doesn’t “follow it,” but declined to discuss why she had begun purchasing survival gear and whether she believed Trump would return to the White House in March. “My beliefs about Trump are actually none of your business,” she wrote.

Tyler said he and his mother discussed QAnon one time; a bizarre conversation in which his mother insisted that QAnon prophecies were the product of artificial intelligence. He described an atmosphere of growing conspiracy and fear that pervaded his home. “It started a month before the election,” Tyler said in an interview, “and it kept growing until it felt like she was preaching the Bible to me.”

At first she insisted that Trump, not Biden, would be inaugurated on Jan. 20, and for a while Tyler held out hope that Biden’s swearing-in would jolt his mother back into reality. She would put away her gun and life would return to normal. But, the ceremony in Washington seemed to make little difference at his house in Minnesota.

“She’s waiting for March 4th now,” he wrote.

“What’s March 4th?” asked one of the QAnonCasualties group members.

“Trump’s inauguration as new world president,” Tyler replied, referring to a common belief among some QAnon followers that it represented the true Inauguration Day as set out in the Constitution.

Tyler worried that he might not be able to wait that long for his mother to snap out of the spell.

The first QAnonCasualties post went up on July 4, 2019, some two years after the conspiracy’s unidentified online originator, known as Q, baselessly claimed that Trump was secretly leading a war against an elite cabal of pedophiles who controlled Washington, Hollywood and the world.

By that point, QAnon was no longer just an online phenomenon in which the group’s most fanatical adherents called for hanging traitors and waited for the “Storm,” an awakening that would reveal the true breadth of evil in America. Some followers had begun showing up at Trump rallies wearing T-shirts and holding signs advertising their cause.

[QAnon true-believers say their faith is unshaken, despite Biden inauguration]

“My mom has been into QAnon since it got started,” wrote the QAnonCasualties founder, who has since deactivated his Reddit account. “The ignorance, bigotry and refusal to question the ‘plan’ has only gotten worse over time. I’m always torn between stopping communication with her because it only seems to make me feel terrible, and feeling like it’s my responsibility to lead her back to reality.”

The founder described his experience with his mother as “exhausting, sad, scary, demoralizing” and invited members to vent or share coping strategies.

Other Reddit groups, such as r/Qult_Headquarters, were dedicated to discrediting and mocking the growing conspiracy. QAnonCasualties, the group’s founder wrote, was intended to be a “comforting place.”

“Thank the f—ing stars I found you guys,” replied one of the first to join. “Today has been hard.”

“My mother is a hard-core believer,” wrote another. “I found her Twitter account handle and I am horrified and embarrassed. Who is this person?”

Like many conspiracy theories, QAnon supplied a good-versus-evil narrative into which complicated world events could be easily incorporated. “Especially during the pandemic, Q provided a structure to explain what was going on,” said Mike Rothschild, author of “The Storm Is Upon Us,” which documents QAnon’s rise.

And it offered believers a sense of meaning and purpose. “We want to believe that we matter enough [that someone wants] to crush us,” Rothschild said. “It’s comforting to think that the New World Order would single us out for destruction.”

A big part of what made it novel was that it was interactive, allowing its followers to take part in the hunt for clues as if they were playing a video game. Social media algorithms, built to capture and keep consumers’ attention, helped expand the pool of hardcore believers by leading curious individuals to online groups of believers and feeding them fresh QAnon conspiracy theories.

Unlike other online conspiracy theories, it also had the blessing of some top Republicans, such as Trump, who embraced the movement in the hope that he could channel believers’ rabid, and sometimes violent, passions for political gain. “It’s a bet that they can control this insurgency and use it to defeat their opposition and retain control,” said Lawrence Rosenthal, chair of the Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies. “The bet is we can ride this tiger. And sometimes, as in Germany and Italy, you can get eaten by the tiger.”

The same news events that inflamed QAnon followers’ passions often produced simultaneously big spikes in QAnonCasualties’s membership rolls.

On the day the news media declared Biden the winner of the 2020 election, the online support group added 2,500 new members, according to Reddit. More than 6,000 joined in the days after the Capitol riots, and another 7,300 people signed up in the hours after Biden was inaugurated.

Some family members who flocked to the site wondered if they were partially to blame for their loved one’s descent into madness. “I know that disengaging with [my sister] as our beliefs began to diverge is why she turned to Q in the first place,” a 33-year-old woman from Maryland wrote on QAnonCasualties. “Still I will just never understand.”

Others sought out advice and coping strategies. “How should I handle my relationship with my Dad after I leave home?” asked an 18-year-old from Tampa, whose father believed that Bill Gates and other globalists were going to use the coronavirus vaccine to implant microchips in unsuspecting Americans. “I still love the man and part of the reason this has me so torn up is that I feel I may lose him for good.”

The tens of thousands flocking to QAnonCasualties represented only a subset of the pain sweeping the country. A late-January American Enterprise Institute survey found that 15 percent of Americans believed that “Trump has been secretly fighting a group of child sex traffickers that include prominent Democrats and Hollywood elites.”

Some psychologists likened the spread of QAnon and the increase in conspiratorial thinking to a global pandemic. “I’ve been practicing for 30 years and this feels very different,” said Nancy Molitor, a clinical psychologist in Chicago and assistant professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. “There have always been cults, but this one is a doozy.”

In Nashville, a group of about 200 mental health therapists recently set aside time to discuss how to handle QAnon believers. One therapist said she was fighting the urge to tell a QAnon believer who had come for marriage counseling that his views were wrong, said Lisa Henderson, a licensed professional counselor and expert with the American Counseling Association, who took part in the discussion. A better approach, the group determined, was to try to figure out why the QAnon spouse was drawn to the conspiracy theory.

On QAnonCasualties, family members worried that mental health counselors might dismiss their fears or conclude that they had lost touch with reality.

“I am now going to my first therapy appointment to deal with this and I have no idea how to talk to my therapist without sounding like I’m completely crazy,” a middle school teacher from Wichita wrote in early February after cutting off contact with her mother. “Has anyone else gone to therapy for this? I’m so broken hearted because I currently have no blood relatives that I can speak to. I’m so tired.”

The woman, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to preserve her relationship with family, said in an interview that she met with the therapist the next day. She described her mother’s predictions of mass arrests, fears of rampant pedophilia and worries about political violence.

And she shared the pain that their estrangement had caused her.

Fortunately, she said, the therapist was familiar with QAnon. “She nodded,” the woman said in an interview, “and gave me the sign of the cross.”

In the days after the Capitol riots, Tyler began spending more and more time messaging with people he had met on QAnonCasualties.

As a child, Tyler said he was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a mild form of autism. In 2019, he graduated from a local university with a degree in manufacturing engineering. In early January, he quit his job with a local manufacturer, hoping to find something that required a college degree. He was living at home.


So the sooner Joe Biden declares open war against QANON, the better off the entire world will be.

Human Currency

The plague has brought many changes, life is change, and much hardship and loss has accompanied it. Loss of loved ones, loss of homes, loss of employment, loss of income/investments and loss of peace of mind and communities. “Each ending is also a new beginning.” It has caused many to reflect upon their former lives as they ponder the present. Some even worry about their future, even though you should all know that worry only makes every situation worse! To breed doubts about yourself and God and the world and your place within it is just another form of plague you are all better off without.

So there will be an end soon to this current plague as more humans are vaccinated. This present pondering of the world created by humans has exposed much that had been overlooked. For many years now We (The Servants Of The Light), have scolded many for their support of currency slavery upon Earth. “Stop paying all your bills!”, “There is no such thing as debt!” We decried. Now more and more of you bear witness to the evils of currency slavery. Rampant privatization means expenses which are costs to be offset by fees. It is a vicious circle. Perhaps this immediate short-term suffering will yield long-term benefits? We certainly hope so. Now so many of you are aware of the futility of creating debt that it must be apparent that change means ridding the Earth of it.

We have stated often that humans only require resources and labour to accomplish everything and currency for nothing. Fabricated currency in all of it’s expressions is in of itself utterly worthless as it only represents a value you invent and impose upon it. This is a condition of Level Zero civilization. So… worthless shiney metals, worthless shiney stones, worthless privately mass-manufactured tiny strips covered in cartoons; are all used as a substitute for labour. Soon the Private Central Banking Cabal and the Demonic face of the I.M.F. Cartel are going to expose their hand when they demand “repayment” and the “austerity” dirge will echo across your world.

The good news is that you created it and you can therefore end it. This is the positive long-term change We speak of. There is nothing of greater value than a single human life. Each one of you has the ability to envision and the intent to create new things as well as the labour required to utilize all resources. When you all realize this, you will see a different world. You will recognize the absurdity of the Level Zero Civilization and demand something better.

It is imperative that the First Planetary Council of Earth be created soon. Elected representatives from First World, Second World, Third World and Fourth World Nations. Scientists such as physicists, engineers, biologists etc. as well as Environmentalists elected to the council by the Gloabal body of their peers. Only then will it be possible to end country internment and currency slavery on Earth. After the Global State has been established, it will be the sole holder of all assets on Earth. When there is no loner any private ownership of resources, property, vehicles or businesses; there will be no more debts or fees or any other form of taxation or demands. Service to the state (the sole employer) is service to each other. So the plague is a short-term suffering that help to end much suffering in the near future.

A world with no more poverty or wealth or homelessness or lacking of anything for each human. Finally an end to privatization and the debt and the fear, shame and lies it spawns.

Donald J. Trump Is The Winner Of THE WORLD’S BIGGEST LOSER AWARD

The New Global Communist Party is positively thrilled to proclaim Donald J. Trump as the winner of the “WORLD’S BIGGEST LOSER AWARD”. There simply was no competition for him in 2020. It was not enough to satisfy Donald Trump to lose the Presidential Election of The United States of America in 2020. Always one to do things in a big way, he had to follow this humiliating loss with 59 straight court losses in a row. What a truly colossal loser! It will be remembered by almost everybody as the single greatest event of 2020 (next to the Covid-19 vaccine). The prize is a ‘Homemade Crown’ a simple set of instruction for Trump to follow.

1 Defecate in hands

2 Rub all over your head

The most humorous part is that soon Donald J. Trump will continue this losing streak in 2021 with the largest number of Civil Court losses in a row. Probably the greatest number incurred by any single individual in American history! He is going to be sued by State Governments, City Governments, Corporations and businesses as well as an avalanche of class-action lawsuits by citizens. His assets will be frozen and eventually seized to repay preferred creditors followed by civil action losses.

He cannot pardon himself from this nor can he pardon himself from “future crimes he has yet to be convicted of.” He will soon be arrested and declared legally insane (nobody can grant him a pardon for that) as well as deemed a threat to National Security. Trump will spend is Golden Years locked within a Federal High Security Lunatic Asylem.

WORLD’S BIGGEST LOSER

It looks like Donald J. Trump is already in the running and a serious contender to win this same award this year for 2021, if he lives long enough. Odds are he will most likely commit suicide sometime soon.

Pope Francis Supports George Floyd Protesters: Honesty Matters

Our controversial “Sweet” Pope Francis has made it publicly known that he and the Holy Roman Catholic Church firmly support the just protests that occurred in the recent months within the U.S.A. Honesty must be regarded as an all important aspect of those whose sole occupation is meant to be as a servant to the public. Read it here or below.


Pope book backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptic

By NICOLE WINFIELD December 1, 2020

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is supporting demands for racial justice in the wake of the U.S. police killing of George Floyd and is blasting COVID-19 skeptics and media organizations that spread their conspiracies in a new book penned during the Vatican’s coronavirus lockdown.

In “Let Us Dream,” published Tuesday, Francis also criticizes populist politicians who whip up rallies in ways reminiscent of the 1930s, and the hypocrisy of “rigid” conservative Catholics who support them. But he also criticizes the forceful downing of historic statues during protests for racial equality this year as a misguided attempt to “purify the past.”

The 150-page book was written in collaboration with Francis’ English-language biographer, Austen Ivereigh, who said Monday he hopes a more colloquial English-speaking pope will resonate with English-speaking readers and believers.

At its core, “Let Us Dream” aims to outline Francis’ vision of a more economically and environmentally just post-coronavirus world where the poor, the elderly and weak aren’t left on the margins and the wealthy aren’t consumed only with profits.

But it also offers new personal insights into the 83-year-old Argentine pope and his sense of humor.

At one point, Francis reveals that after he offered in 2012 to retire as archbishop of Buenos Aires when he turned 75, he planned to finally finish the thesis he never completed on the 20th-century German intellectual, Romano Guardini.

“But in March 2013, I was transferred to another diocese,” he deadpans. Francis was elected pope, and bishop of Rome, on March 13, 2013.

The publisher said the book was the first written by a pope during a major world crisis and Ivereigh said it was done as a response to the coronavirus and the lockdown. For Francis, the pandemic offers an unprecedented opportunity to imagine and plan for a more socially just world.

At times, it seems he is directing that message squarely at the United States, as Donald Trump’s administration winds down four years of “America first” policies that excluded migrants from Muslim countries and diminished U.S. reliance on multilateral diplomacy. Without identifying the U.S. or Trump by name, Francis singles out Christian-majority countries where nationalist-populist leaders seek to defend Christianity from perceived enemies.

“Today, listening to some of the populist leaders we now have, I am reminded of the 1930s, when some democracies collapsed into dictatorships seemingly overnight,” Francis wrote. “We see it happening again now in rallies where populist leaders excite and harangue crowds, channeling their resentments and hatreds against imagined enemies to distract from the real problems.”

People fall prey to such rhetoric out of fear, not true religious conviction, he wrote. Such “superficially religious people vote for populists to protect their religious identity, unconcerned that fear and hatred of the other cannot be reconciled with the Gospel.”

Francis addressed the killing of Floyd, a Black man whose death at the knee of a white policeman set off protests this year across the United States. Referring to Floyd by name, Francis said: “Abuse is a gross violation of human dignity that we cannot allow and which we must continue to struggle against.”

But he warned that protests can be manipulated and decried the attempt to erase history by downing statues of U.S. Confederate leaders. A better way, he said, is to debate the past through dialogue.

“Amputating history can make us lose our memory, which is one of the few remedies we have against repeating the mistakes of the past,” he wrote.

Turning to the pandemic, Francis blasted people who protested anti-virus restrictions “as if measures that governments must impose for the good of their people constitute some kind of political assault on autonomy or personal freedom!”

He accused some in the church and Catholic media of being part of the problem.

“You’ll never find such people protesting the death of George Floyd, or joining a demonstration because there are shantytowns where children lack water or education,” he wrote. “They turned into a cultural battle what was in truth an effort to ensure the protection of life.”

He praised journalists who reported on how the pandemic was affecting the poorest. But he took a broad swipe at unnamed media organizations that “used this crisis to persuade people that foreigners are to blame, that the coronavirus is little more than a little bout of flu, and that restrictions necessary for people’s protection amount to an unjust demand of an interfering state.”

“There are politicians who peddle these narratives for their own gain,” he writes. “But they could not succeed without some media creating and spreading them.”

In urging the world to use the pandemic as an opportunity for a reset, Francis offers “three COVID-19” moments, or personal crises of his own life, that gave him the chance to stop, think and change course.

The first was the respiratory infection that nearly killed him when he was 21 and in his second year at the Buenos Aires diocesan seminary. After being saved, Francis decided to join the Jesuit religious order.

“I have a sense of how people with the coronavirus feel as they struggle to breathe on ventilators,” Francis wrote.

The second COVID-19 moment was when he moved to Germany in 1986 to work on his thesis and felt such loneliness and isolation he moved back to Argentina without finishing it.

The third occurred during the nearly two years he spent in exile in Cordoba, northern Argentina, as penance for his authoritarian-laced reign as head of the Jesuit order in the country.

“I’m sure I did a few good things, but I could be very harsh. In Cordoba, they made me pay and they were right to do so,” he wrote.

But he also revealed that while in Cordoba he read a 37-volume “History of the Popes.”

“Once you know that papal history, there’s not that much that goes on in the Vatican Curia and the church today that can shock you,” he wrote.

Francis repeated his call for a universal basic income, for welcoming migrants and for what he calls the three L’s that everyone needs: land, lodging and labor.

“We need to set goals for our business sector that — without denying its importance — look beyond shareholder value to other kinds of values that save us all: community, nature and meaningful work,” he writes.


Greed, selfishness and dishonesty are not admirable qualities for any human, yet alone those who are meant to serve the public.

Donald Trump’s Pathetic Coup Attempt

“DONALD J. TRUMP IS A LOSER.”

It’s important for this narrative to be told and shared and retold and shared etc. Donald Trump is worse than just a loser, he’s a sore loser. He derives perverse satisfaction from inflicting misery on others, especially the impoverished. He is trying to stage a coup so he can become dictator in the United States of America and he must be dealt with swiftly along with his sycophantic enablers. He has actively shown disrespect to most people, engaged in nepotism, cronyism and will fire any who do not agree with him. He even hopes that he can ‘groom‘ his children to replace him. A Trump Emperor?

Trump is cowering in the Whitehouse right now (he even cancelled his plans to spend Thanksgiving at Mar-A-Lago). He hopes his pathetic lackeys can secure his position for him. Trump did receive 72 million votes, but Biden got 82 million.

DONALD J. TRUMP IS A LOSER.

He remains a threat. Many call him a threat to democracy, but We know that there is no true democracy on Earth, which is a Global Plutocracy. Trump is helping Us to prove this to the world. Donald Trump is insane. He lives in a delusional world where he is the ‘President for life’, battling against Satanic, child-blood drinking paedophiles who secretly run the world? This is what he has claimed publicly that he believes.

He has threatened to bomb Iran, knowing full-well that Iran has 3000 missles it will launch. He thinks he is “The Chosen One” (Anti-Christ) meant to begin a global Armegeddon and usher in a return of a Messiah. Well… this is what he feeds he obscure ‘Christian Armegeddonist‘ supporters. He must not be permitted to continue to prevent recovery in the U.S.A. Soon 12 million will lose their unemployment and the growing lines at food banks are already several hours long wait to get help. Donald Trump must not be permitted to remain a threat.


THE NATIONAL INTEREST NOV. 17, 2020

A Disturbing Number of Republicans Support Trump’s Coup Attempt

By Jonathan Chait

Last week, Axios reported an alarming but vaguely sourced story that “Republicans are talking more” about pressuring Republican state legislators to override the election results in their state and appoint pro-Trump representatives to the Electoral College. The next day, the New York Times identified the specific source of this terrifying idea: Donald Trump himself, who floated it in White House discussions.

This very maneuver was the most chilling scenario floated before the election. When Barton Gellman reported that Republican legislators in Pennsylvania had discussed it, the party indignantly denied having any such designs. And indeed, it would amount to little more than a coup carried out through a legal loophole. State legislatures in several states are gerrymandered so heavily that Republicans enjoy permanent, unassailable majorities; letting those voter-proof bodies abrogate a free election would plunge the political system headlong into authoritarianism.

Before proceeding, we should be clear about something: This is not going to happen. At least not this year. Donald Trump’s position is far too weak to support such a scheme. He would need to flip at least three states, his legal team is comically inept, and his gestures toward this drastic step have been too little and too late to sustain the necessary pressure.

But it’s because his effort is so feeble that the compliance of many Republicans is so striking. While supporting a coup that might come to fruition is tempting, supporting one that is certain to fail is not. Trump’s pathetic campaign to discredit the election is the easiest possible test of his party’s commitment to democracy. Remarkably, a number of prominent Republicans are failing it.

Influential Republican activists like Tom Fitton, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and Ken Starr have all demanded state legislators override the election result. Politicians like Florida governor Ron DeSantis and South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham have also signed on.

They are not merely giving oxygen to Trump’s fantastical claims that Joe Biden stole the election — a suspicion that will preemptively delegitimize Biden’s presidency and fire up the Republican base against him, to the party’s benefit. They are endorsing the logical follow-on step of abrogating the supposedly fraudulent results.

Yesterday, Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger alleged that Graham had pressured him to help Trump prevail in that state’s recount, urging measures that would amount to throwing out legal ballots. Graham denied having said anything like this, and his defenders attested to his sterling character (on Twitter)

Of course, Raffensperger doesn’t have a recording of the conversation, so it’s his word against Graham’s. But what motive does Raffensperger, a Republican, have to rat out a fellow Republican, especially when doing so imperils his own political future? For that matter, what is the innocent version of this conversation? Raffensperger is running a recount, and Trump’s close ally is calling him to discuss the standards he’ll use for disqualifying ballots for what legitimate and aboveboard reason, exactly?

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Raffensperger gives more detail on Graham’s disturbing request. The two men had two conversations, and in the second one, “Graham called back again and brought up the idea of invalidating absentee ballots from counties with higher rates of signature errors.” Raffensperger rejected that request – which would amount in practice to invalidating huge numbers of Democratic votes on spurious grounds – as grossly illegal. Raffensperger also tells the Journal he had staffers with him on that call, which means there are potentially witnesses to Graham’s blatant attempt to steal a presidential election.

Graham of course has already gone on television and answered a question about appointing electors to cancel the vote in the affirmative: “Everything should be on the table.” If he is willing to support such a banana-republic maneuver in public, why wouldn’t he do the same thing in private?

Trump’s attempted coup is going to fail because he hasn’t gotten the party fully onboard with it. It’s not hard for them to say no: Trump didn’t even begin to organize his scheme until it was too late, he has too many states to flip, and the alternative facing them — a moderate Democrat constrained by a right-wing court and a likely Republican Senate — is hardly scary.

One can only imagine how the party would respond in a slightly different world: a Republican presidency capable of organizing plans in advance, an election coming down to one or two states, a more unconstrained progressive Democratic administration as the alternative.

The popular Republican stance has been to indulge Trump’s lies while dismissing the danger he poses. “To launch a coup you need more than a giant, suppurating grievance and access to Twitter,” Wall Street Journal opinion columnist and former editor Gerard Baker scoffs. “You need a fanatical commitment, a detailed plan, an energy, a sophisticated apparatus of revolution.”

Not exactly. Those are the things one needs to carry out a coup. To merely launch a coup, you only need a party leader who refuses to abide by an election and recruits allies to cancel its result. That isn’t a fright story told by wild-eyed liberals. It’s what’s happening right now.


So Donald Trump is behaving as We -The New Global Communist Party– have stated all along. Things will not get better after the Pandemic Vaccines are out. When things begin to return to normal, you will quickly learn about country internment and currency slavery when the I.M.F. Cartel (Demonic Public Face of the Banking Cabal) start to demand “austerity” and claim the world owes them for their varied, diverse worthless currencies.

Remember that you require only resources and labour for everything and currency for nothing. When you realize that 95% of the World being owned by less than 5% of the Earth’s population is wrong. We will be here waiting. We are the only alternative.

“In order to eliminate poverty, you must first eliminate all wealth.”

It is time for Donald Trump to be dealt with.

Civil Action Against Donald Trump

Donald Trump has been permitted to coast by on his bombast for too long and soon he will face the consequences. Let us look at the Civil class-action Lawsuits that will be levied soon against Donald Trump personally, as well as against the Republican Party itself.

These civil lawsuits will spring from Trump support of radical ideas such as QANON and their outright slander and libel against the Democratic Party, actions by Paramilitary to kidnap governers, assassinate Joe Biden and Donald Trumps bumbling mishandling of the Covid Plague. Trump thinks he can avoid being held responsible for his actions because he has never been held accountable in the past. Shame, fear and lies are all he has ever known and in the past, he was always able to settle any legal threats out of court and hide them with ‘Gag orders’. This time both Donald Trump and the Republican Party must not be permitted to avoid appearing in court and all actions should be filed as expeditiously as possible, before the election whilst Trump remains ‘acting President’. This is the real reason behind the attempts of the Republican Party to stack the Supreme Court in their favour.

Let us examine some in detail.


Trump praises QAnon conspiracists, appreciates support

By ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and AMANDA SEITZ Aug.19,2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised the supporters of QAnon, a convoluted, pro-Trump conspiracy theory, and suggested he appreciates their support of his candidacy.

Speaking during a press conference at the White House, Trump courted the support of those who put stock in the conspiracy theory, saying, “I heard that these are people that love our country.” It was Trump’s first public comment on the subject and continued a pattern of president appearing unwilling to resoundingly condemn extremists who support his candidacy.

QAnon has ricocheted around the darker corners of the internet since late 2017, but has been creeping into mainstream politics more and more. The baseless theory centers on an alleged anonymous, high-ranking government official known as “Q” who shares information about an anti-Trump “deep state” often tied to satanism and child sex trafficking.

Trump insisted he hadn’t heard much about the movement, “other than I understand they like me very much” and “it is gaining in popularity.”

Trump has retweeted QAnon-promoting accounts, and shirts and hats with QAnon symbols and slogans are not uncommon at his rallies.

An FBI bulletin last May warned that conspiracy theory-driven extremists have become a domestic terrorism threat. The bulletin specifically mentioned QAnon. Earlier last year, the Southern Poverty Law Center warned that the movement is becoming increasingly popular with anti-government extremists.

Trump’s comments were condemned by the campaign of his Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.

“After calling neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville ‘fine people’ and tear gassing peaceful protesters following the murder of George Floyd, Donald Trump just sought to legitimize a conspiracy theory that the FBI has identified as a domestic terrorism threat,” said Biden spokesman Andrew Bates. “Our country needs leadership that will bring us together more than ever to form a more perfect union. We have to win this battle for the soul of our nation.”

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who challenged Trump for the GOP nomination in 2016, also criticized the president, tweeting: “Why in the world would the President not kick Q’anon supporters’ butts? Nut jobs, rascists, haters have no place in either Party.”

Pressed on QAnon theories that Trump is allegedly saving the nation from a satanic cult of child sex traffickers, Trump claimed ignorance, but asked, “Is that supposed to be a bad thing?”

“If I can help save the world from problems, I’m willing to do it,” Trump said.

Qanon supporters were quick to celebrate Trump’s comments on social media, with many calling them a validation of their views. Many have long contended he sends them coded messages of support, and on Twitter, one user claimed Trump’s choice of a pink tie on Wednesday was another signal of support.

Within minutes, dozens of Instagram users began celebrating Trump’s acknowledgement of the conspiracy theory at the White House podium, uploading videos of him.

“Well we’ve been waiting for this moment for a while, to put it mildly thank you @realDonaldTrump,” one Instagram user wrote to her 19,000 followers in a post of Trump’s exchange. The video was viewed more than 1,000 times in just 30 minutes.

“Holy Smokin Q,” another tweeted. “Our President was asked 2 questions about the Qanon movement TODAY!! We LOVE you President Trump.”

On Parler, a right-wing platform popular with some Trump supporters, one Qanon supporter posted a photo of Trump and a bald eagle.

Trump’s comments came a week after he endorsed Marjorie Taylor Greene, who won her GOP House primary runoff in Georgia last week. Greene called the QAnon conspiracy theory “something worth listening to and paying attention to” and called Q a “patriot.” Trump praised her as a “

Trump has a long history of advancing false and sometimes racist conspiracies, including last week, when he gave credence to a highly criticized op-ed that questioned Democrat Kamala Harris’ eligibility to serve as vice president even though she was born in Oakland, California.

Asked about the matter, Trump told reporters he had “heard” rumors that Harris, a Black woman and U.S.-born citizen whose parents were immigrants, does not meet the requirement to serve in the White House. The president said he considered the rumors “very serious,” but later he and his campaign indicated they were not making an issue of the claim. Constitutional lawyers have dismissed it as nonsense.

Facebook announced just hours before Trump’s statements that it was banning some QAnon Facebook groups and accounts.

But social media had already been used for years to fuel the conspiracy theory’s rise, with private and super-secret Facebook groups where members sometimes post hundreds of times a day. QAnon believers often peddle a number of conspiracy theories, from claims that John F. Kennedy Jr. isn’t really dead and is staging a public comeback to baseless speculation around celebrities who have secretly been arrested for trafficking children for sex.

Mentions of hashtags social media users to promote the QAnon conspiracy theory have spiked in public Facebook pages and groups since July, generating millions of interactions, according to an Associated Press analysis of data from Facebook-owned CrowdTangle.

The conspiracy theory gained a larger online following in recent weeks, when prominent QAnon social media accounts pushed a bizarre and baseless conspiracy theory that online retail giant Wayfair was trafficking children through pricey storage cabinets that are for sale on its site. Some of the social media users shared the names and photos of missing children from around the country as proof of the scheme, even though many of the children have since been recovered.

Last month, researchers at online misinformation firm NewsGuard found that the QAnon conspiracy theory is gaining traction in Europe, with Facebook users pushing it on Facebook and Twitter, too.


Far-right plotters ‘discussed kidnapping Virginia governor Ralph Northam’

Associated Press in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Tue 13 Oct 2020 18.48 BST

  • FBI agent makes claim in Michigan court hearing testimony
  • Six men were charged with plot to kidnap Michigan governor

Members of anti-government paramilitary groups discussed kidnapping Virginia governor Ralph Northam during a June meeting in Ohio, an FBI agent testified on Tuesday during a court hearing for a group of men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan’s Democratic governor.

Special agent Richard Trask also revealed new details about investigators’ use of confidential informants, undercover agents and encrypted communication to arrest and charge six men last week in the plot aimed at Gretchen Whitmer.

Tuesday’s hearing was to review investigators’ evidence against Adam Fox, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta and to determine if they should be detained before trial. The men are all from Michigan. A sixth man, Barry Croft, was being held in Delaware.

The FBI discovered the 6 June meeting in Dublin, Ohio, during an investigation of various anti-government groups, leading to the case in Michigan that foiled the alleged kidnapping conspiracy.

It was not immediately clear whether talk of targeting Virginia’s governor went beyond the June meeting, and nothing from a criminal complaint or from Trask’s testimony indicated that anyone had been charged with plotting against Northam, like Whitmer a Democrat.

Trask said members of anti-government groups from “four or five” states attended the Ohio meeting, and the complaint noted that Croft and Fox were among the roughly 15 people who were there.

“They discussed possible targets, taking a sitting governor, specifically issues with the governor of Michigan and Virginia based on the lockdown orders,” Trask said, adding that attendees were unhappy with the governors’ responses to the coronavirus pandemic.

The FBI alerted key members of Northam’s security team throughout the course of its investigation, but neither the governor nor members of his staff were informed, as per security protocols for highly classified information, said Northam’s spokeswoman, Alena Yarmosky.

She said the governor and his family were never believed to be in imminent danger, and that there have been enhanced security measures in place for quite a while.

In a statement, Yarmosky said: “Here’s the reality: President Trump called upon his supporters to ‘LIBERATE VIRGINIA’ in April just like Michigan. In fact, the president regularly encourages violence against those who disagree with him. The rhetoric coming out of this White House has serious and potentially deadly consequences. It must stop.”

Donald Trump urged supporters to “LIBERATE” Michigan, Virginia and Minnesota in a series of tweets in April, encouraging protesters who turned up at state capitols to oppose restrictions aimed at minimizing the spread of the virus.

Following the arrests last week, the White House said the president has condemned hate, and Trump tweeted: “I do not tolerate ANY extreme violence.”

In the Michigan case, authorities said the men were trying to retaliate against Whitmer due to what they viewed as her “uncontrolled power” during the coronavirus pandemic.

Some defendants conducted coordinated surveillance of the governor’s vacation home in northern Michigan in August and September, according to a criminal complaint. Authorities said four planned to meet last week to pay for explosives and exchange tactical gear.

Whitmer, who was considered as Joe Biden’s presidential running mate and is nearly halfway through a four-year term, has been widely praised for her response to the virus outbreak but also sharply criticized by Republicans and people in conservative areas. The capitol has been the site of many rallies, including ones with gun-toting protesters calling for her removal.

Michigan, and particularly the Detroit area, were hard hit early in the pandemic, leading Whitmer to put major restrictions on personal movement and the economy. Many of those limits have been lifted since spring.

Fox, who was described as one of the leaders of the plot against Whitmer, was living in the basement of a vacuum shop in Grand Rapids. The owner said he was opposed to wearing a mask and kept firearms and ammunition at the store.

Trask, the FBI agent, also testified that Fox said in a post-arrest interview he considered taking Whitmer from her vacation home out on to Lake Michigan and stranding her there, on a disabled boat.

Fox did not wear a mask during Tuesday’s hearing. The other four men did; all five wore shackles on their hands and feet. They face up to life in prison if convicted.

Seven others linked to a paramilitary group called the Wolverine Watchmen were charged in state court for allegedly seeking to storm the Michigan capitol and providing material support for terrorist acts by seeking a “civil war.”

The investigation is ongoing.


‘Just cap her’: Texts and video reveal details of the alleged domestic terror plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer

By Sara Sidner and Elizabeth Joseph, CNN

Updated 12:22 PM ET, Mon October 19, 2020

(CNN)Videos, photographs and text messages between people charged by the Department of Justice with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reveal details of their alleged domestic terror plan, their access to weapons and various training exercises.One of the pieces of evidence is a video that was played in court showing the men doing training with weapons as they jump out of a vehicle and start firing their large rifles.The imagery — which is being used as evidence against the six alleged conspirators — was provided to CNN affiliate WXMI by the US Attorney’s office and reviewed by CNN.

“Have one person go to her house, knock on the door and when she answers it just cap her,” reads one message in an encrypted group text thread.

That particular text message was also mentioned in the federal criminal complaint against the men.In an encrypted group chat on September 17 that included Adam Fox, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta — all charged in the alleged kidnapping plot, according to a federal complaint — Fox asked the group if they wanted to accept an invitation from a militia group to join an armed protest at the State Capitol.”I would highly advise minimizing any communication with him. Also there needs to be zero and i mean zero public interaction if we want to continue with our plans,” Garbin replied.

“When the time comes there will be no need to try and strike fear through presence. The fear will be manifested through bullets,” Caserta said.A video of Caserta — who allegedly attended tactical training exercises in Michigan and Wisconsin and was part of the September 13 meeting in which the plan to kidnap Whitmer was discussed — is included in the evidence obtained by WXMI.”If this sh*t goes down, OK, if this whole thing, you know, starts to happen, I’m telling you what, dude, I’m taking out as many of those m*therf**kers as I can — every single one. … I’m sick of being robbed and enslaved by the state, period,” he says in the video.It is unclear who he is speaking with or what exactly he’s referring to.In another group message, someone shared a social media post that included a news article about Whitmer.

“B*tch needs to go ASAP boys,” someone replies.In another screengrab from a group text that same day, Garbin asks a person who would later act as an informant, and who is referred to in the federal complaint as “CHS-2,” how a surveillance trip had gone.CHS-2 shared a map of the area — which is redacted in the evidence obtained by WXMI — to which Garbin replied in a mixture of words and emojis, “suggesting demolition of a bridge would hinder a police response,” federal authorities outline in the federal complaint.CHS-2 provided the FBI with an image of a hand-drawn map of the lake near Whitmer’s vacation home with the distance of the nearest police departments and the estimated response time. A photo of Fox allegedly drawing that map is included in the evidence obtained by WXMI.Gary Springstead, an attorney for Garbin, said he did not approve of the kidnapping plot.”Our client is not guilty and took steps to disavow and withdraw,” Springstead said.Under federal law, each of the six men faces “any term of years up to life in prison if convicted,” according to the Department of Justice.Eight other men, all associated with the extremist group Wolverine Watchmen, have been charged by the state of Michigan in the alleged terrorist plot to kidnap Whitmer.CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story attributed a quote to the wrong attorney for Ty Garbin. The quote was from Garbin attorney Gary Springstead.

CNN’s Alex Medeiros contributed to this report.


Man, 19, is arrested after ‘plotting to execute Joe Biden and visiting a Wendy’s four miles from former VP’s Delaware home – before cops found his van loaded with guns, explosives and child porn’

  • North Carolina man Alexander Hillel Treisman, 19, was arrested in early May 
  • An investigation found he had researched Joe Biden’s address, visited a Wendy’s four miles from the former VP’s home and made a checklist that said ‘execute’
  • He was arrested after bank employees in Kannapolis, North Carolina called police to investigate his white van in the parking lot
  • Police found a trove of weapons, including an AR-15 style rifle, and explosives 
  • He also had books on bomb making and more than $500,000
  • A probe found he posted a meme on April 15 with the caption ‘should I kill joe biden?’ and he had a note ‘consistent with a possible threat against Joe Biden’
  • He’s being held in jail on child pornography charges but hasn’t been charged in relation to the weapons or research into the alleged murder plot 

By MARLENE LENTHANG FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 19:11 EDT, 22 October 2020 | UPDATED: 04:29 EDT, 23 October 2020

North Carolina man has been arrested after his van was found loaded with guns, explosives  and child pornography – and a probe found he was plotting to potentially assassinate Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, officials say.

Alexander Hillel Treisman, 19, who went by the alias Alexander S. Theiss and is originally from Seattle, was arrested in late May.

Employees at a bank in Kannapolis called police to investigate a white van that had been left in the parking lot and officers discovered inside a trove of weapons and explosives including an AR-15 style rifle, books on bomb making, and more than $500,000, leading to his arrest.

 A Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) investigation found he had extensively researched Joe Biden, was obsessed with mass murders, had an interest in racist ideologies, and possessed child pornography.

Treisman posted an iFunny meme on April 15, 2020 with the caption ‘should I kill joe biden?’

Records show he traveled to a Wendy’s within four miles of Joe Biden’s home on May 3. 

On May 16 he took a screenshot of a note that was ‘consistent with a surveillance and attack plan connected to a possible threat against Joe Biden or other targeted act of violence.’ At the end of the checklist was the word ‘execute’, according to WBTV.

Treisman conducted internet searches between March and May 2020 seeking information about Joe Biden’s home address, state gun laws, rifle parts, and night vision goggles.

Treisman is currently being held in jail on child pornography charges. He has not been charged with any crime related to his possession of the guns of evidence pointing towards a terror plot. 

In an order from earlier this month a federal magistrate judge said Treisman should continue to be held in jail due to his pornography charges as well his plans for the potential terror plot.

According to police who investigated his white van he was armed with an arsenal of weapons.

‘Through the windows, KPD officers observed an AR-15 style rifle, a box for a Taurus .380 handgun, a cannister of the explosive material Tannerite, and a box of 5.56 caliber ammunition,’ the order said, citing testimony from an FBI agent who investigated the case as a part of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

A search found approximately $509,000 of U.S. currency (believed to be Defendant’s inheritance), books (about survival, bomb making, improved weapons and Islam), drawing of swastikas and planes crashing into buildings as well as five additional guns.

When Treisman was arrested officers found he possessed drivers licenses from three different states.

They also found he had purchased his weapons in states across the country including Washington, Kansas, New Hampshire and West Virginia.

They also found child pornography on eight different electronic devices along with other photos related to plans and ideas for possible terrorist acts. 

Authorities also found a handwritten ‘Autobiography’ in his jail cell that referenced mass shootings.

Investigators said they found a note created on October 15, 2019 on Treisman’s Samsung S9 cell phone that described a plan to commit a mass shooting at a mall food court on Christmas or Black Friday.

He also had still images from video footage of the Christchurch, New Zealand mosque shooting that he downloaded on March 21, 2020 and internet searches related to it.

He had also taken a screenshot of a February 18, 2020 Reddit post by username AlextheBodacious referencing pedophilia and executing people he hates.

On February 22, 2020 Treisman made an internet post referencing raping children and posting child porn.

On April 3, 2020 he made an audio recording narrating ‘the perfect porn video’ where he described killing two parents with a shotgun then raping and impregnating their young daughter.

On April 8, 2020 AlextheBodacious stated that he was ‘going to do a columbine for a while, [but] I think it would better to put it towards something more memorable’.

The judge order said agents had found a picture of a rental agreement for an apartment in Canada and e-mails between Treisman to a Canadian immigration lawyer about moving to the country.

A lawyer for Treisman asked an agent if he was aware that the defendant had been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, according to the order.

The court filing said agents had asked Treisman if he had any mental health conditions and they were told he did not.

Following the evidence the judged ruled that ‘no combination of available release conditions would reasonably assure the safety of the community, and that a preponderance of evidence establishes that no conditions would ensure Defendant’s presence in court.’

The Kannapolis Police Department Chief Terry Spry said Thursday: ‘The suspect was turned over to federal authorities pending further investigation. I am proud of our officers for their due diligence and quick actions that allowed us to prevent an incident from happening.’


The reason why the U.S.A. is turning into a ‘Banana Republic’, must be the reason why Donald Trump meets with dictators… so he can learn from them. This is why these class-action civil lawsuits on behalf of the Democratic Party itself for the ‘Child-porn’ smearing by Donald’s supporters; the individuals threatened directly by ‘Trump Groups’ as well as the countless needless deaths from the plague; a direct mishandling by Donald Trump, must all be filed before the election.

Donald Trump has always used lies to appear larger than he is. He also conned these ‘Trump Groups’ into believing that they are larger than they actually are. The population of the U.S.A. is roughly 337 million people. The number of people who actively engage in these pathetic paramilitary right-wing ‘Trump Groups’ is actually less than 1% of the population. Oddly mirroring the number of ‘Scumbag Billionaires’ presently polluting the Earth. They will just expose themselves to arrest just as Trump exposed his hand too soon in the staged protests earlier this year.

Donald Trump thinks his confidence and bombast is all he needs to coast by. Not unlike those who think they are entitled to receive just because they have gall to ask. Such as the Billionaire who begs for a tax break, the Privately owned banks demanding government bail-outs or the C.E.O. who drives a company into near bankruptcy and demand a $100 million dollar ‘golden parachute’. It isn’t funny. It is time for him to directly held accountable for his actions as well as his deliberate inaction.

Sweet Pope Francis Wants An End To Capitalism

It is good to hear more encouraging words from Pope Francis in an attempt to inspire the people to finally stage a planetary revolt against the evils of Capitalism. Please read it here or below.

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Pope says capitalism failed humanity during coronavirus pandemic

Pope Francis has shared a new papal encyclical, calling for greater human solidarity to address global issues and criticizing the  “magic theories” of market capitalism as the only solution to the world’s problems.


Pope Francis shared his new encyclical in a speech overlooking St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, laying out a vision for the post-coronavirus world.

The encyclical titled “Fratelli Tutti” (Brothers All) called for greater human solidarity to address problems like climate change, or the injustices caused by economic inequity.

A papal encyclical is one of the most important types of communication by the pope and serves as a foundation for Catholic teaching by taking a position on important issues. 

What the pope said about capitalism

In his encyclical, Pope Francis denounced the “magic theories” of market capitalism of “as the only solution to societal problems.”

“There is little appreciation of the fact that the alleged ‘spillover’ does not resolve the inequality that gives rise to new forms of violence threatening the fabric of society,” the pope said.

“There were those who would have had us believe that freedom of the market was sufficient to keep everything secure (after the pandemic hit),” he wrote.

“The fragility of world systems in the face of the pandemic has demonstrated that not everything can be resolved by market freedom.”

“It is imperative to have a proactive economic policy directed at ‘promoting an economy that favors productive diversity and business creativity’ and makes it possible for jobs to be created, not cut.”

The pope also restated the past calls for the redistribution of wealth, saying those with much should “administer it for the good of all.” But he clarified that he was “not proposing an authoritarian and abstract universalism.”

He hoped the global coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 1 million people worldwide, would inspire a reassessement of global priorities.

“Once this health crisis passes, our worst response would be to plunge even more deeply into feverish consumerism and new forms of egotistic self-preservation,” he said. 

Other topics the pope addressed

War: Francis rejected the Catholic Church’s own doctrine of justifying war as a means of legitimate defense. He said the doctrine was applied too broadly throughout history and is no longer viable.

“It is very difficult nowadays to invoke the rational criteria elaborated in earlier centuries to speak of the possibility of a ‘just war.'”

Nationalism: The pope spoke of a “certain regression” in global affairs. “Ancient conflicts thought long buried are breaking out anew, while instances of a myopic, extremist, resentful and aggressive nationalism are on the rise.”

He called for “a global fraternity based on the practice of social friendship on the part of peoples and nations calls for a better kind of politics, one truly at the service of the common good.”

Social media: A self-declared computer illiterate, Pope Francis deplored how “social aggression has found unparalleled room for expansion through computers and mobile devices.”

“Things that until a few years ago could not be said by anyone without risking the loss of universal respect can now be said with impunity, and in the crudest of terms, even by some political figures.”


So we can only hope that the honest words of courageous Pope Francis will resound in the lives of the majority on Earth who are the poor. In order to eliminate all poverty, you must first eliminate all wealth. Do not continue to permit yourselves to be deceived by the “Petty Ones” who distract you with “Left verses Right”; all the while they steal more and more and destroy your planet openly as you ignore them because you fight among yourselves.

Country Internment, Currency Slavery and Perpetual War are the true evils. Only We can save you because We are the only alternative.