Cuban Refugee: Americans Have Swallowed the Poison Pill of Communism

H/T The American Crisis.

We are in deep trouble and we could lose freedom as we know it.

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.

 
Could we be that generation?
 

Support for socialism in America has jumped in the last few years, particularly among Gen Zers and millennials. A YouGov poll conducted in October 2020 found that 40 percent of Americans view socialism positively. Among the Gen Z group, those between the ages of 16 and 23, a whopping 49 percent have a favorable opinion of socialism, a gain of nine points from October 2019.

Vladimir Lenin once famously said “The goal of socialism is communism.”

Sadly, unless an individual has actually experienced the agony of communism firsthand, they don’t truly understand it. Many Americans believe that socialism will address what they view as the inequities between themselves and the rich. It will provide them with free medical care, free education and more. Ignoring the increasing suppression of liberties they’d once taken for granted, they see only the allure of all that “free” stuff.

Because most Americans have never lived under a socialist or a communist regime, they easily dismiss the little they’ve read in history books about those who have, by telling themselves it could never happen in America.

Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe interviewed Cuban American Maximo Alvarez on Wednesday’s episode of her podcast, “The Truth with Lisa Boothe.” Alvarez fled Cuba in 1961 under Operation Peter Pan, a “clandestine mass exodus of over 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban minors ages 6 to 18 to the United States over a two-year span from 1960 to 1962.”

Alvarez recounted his story at the Republican National Convention last summer. He warned of the Democrats’ plan to take over America as Castro took over Cuba. “I know all about the past. I’ll never forget my own,” he said. “My family has fled totalitarianism and communism. More than once. First my dad from Spain, then from Cuba. I’m speaking to you today because my family is done abandoning what we’ve rightfully earned. There is no place to hide.”

“I’m speaking to you today because I’ve seen people like this before. I’ve seen movements like this before. I’ve seen ideas like this before and I’m here to tell you, we cannot let them take over our country. I heard the promises of Fidel Castro. And I can never forget all those who grew up around me, who looked like me, who could have been me, who suffered and starved and died because they believed those empty promises. They swallowed the communist poison pill.”

Referring to his RNC speech, Boothe asked Alvarez if Americans have swallowed the communist poison pill. “Not only have they swallowed it, they digested it,” he replied. “Listen to the media. They’re no longer objective. You can tell how much they hate this country.”

“Look at our, our academia. Our kids are not being … they’re indoctrinated. They are taught that America is a bad country. That we’re a bunch of racists, that we’re bad people, and we have to pay back. If this country was racist, I wouldn’t be here. If this country was a racist country, most of us wouldn’t be here because even some people in your family came from another country.”

“Make sure that kids are no longer educated, they’re indoctrinated,” he added. “Make sure that people hate each other. Envy, hatred. Make sure that the blacks hate the whites. Make sure that the rich hate the poor. Make sure that the people who live in the city hate the people who live on the farm. It’s all part of the Communist Manifesto, and Saul Alinsky points that out very, very well.”

The conversation turned to a 1956 speech delivered by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in which he declared, “We will take America without firing a shot. We do not have to invade the U.S. We will destroy you from within….”

Alvarez pointed out, “And in that speech, he says, one day the United States of America will be communist and we will not even have a war. We will infiltrate their education, we’ll infiltrate society, we’ll infiltrate their youth.”

Perhaps China’s had a little more to do with it than Russia, but Khrushchev words were very prescient.

It’s happening. The warning signs were obvious to many before President Joe Biden took office. Today, on the 100th day of his presidency, the truth can no longer be denied. We need to fight back to save our country.

This is a call to action.

Police Officer Sees Frantic Father in Car Next to Her Helps Save 9-Day-Old Baby Who Stopped Breathing

H/T Western Journal.

Officer Kristin Mitrisin is to be commended for her quick actions and reaction.             

When one family in Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania, brought their newest little one named Olivia home, they had no idea she had a heart condition — but they soon found out when they experienced a terrifying emergency just nine days after her birth.

Thankfully, when disaster struck on Saturday, a police officer was at hand, and the father, Joe, was able to flag her down.

Officer Kristin Mitrisin was driving a police pickup truck to transport boxes after a drug take-back event. She was on her way to a facility in McKees Rocks when she noticed Joe in the car next to her.

“I heard beeping next to me,” she told WTAE-TV. “I looked over to the side, and I saw a gentleman waving in his car.

“So I put down my window and I asked him, ‘Sir do you need help with something?’ And he said, ‘Yes, I need you to get me to the hospital, my baby’s not breathing.’

“I said ‘Sir did you just say your baby is not breathing,’ and he said ‘Yes, my baby is not breathing,’ and I said ‘You need to pull over right here. I have to help you here.’”

And she did. She dropped the tailgate on her truck and started performing CPR on the limp, blue-tinted infant right there in a used car parking lot.

“The baby finally took a gasp for air about a minute of CPR,” she said.

The sign of life was a relief, but it took a little more effort before baby Olivia started to cry.

At that point, Mitrisin made the decision to drive the mother and baby to the Brentwood Emergency Room, which was very close by, instead of wait for the paramedics.

“I put the mother and the baby right in the police car, we went right there,” she recalled. “We were there in 20 seconds. I took the baby from the mother, ran it into the doctors.”

After an assessment, doctors learned of Olivia’s heart condition, and the family began to adjust their plans.

GoFundMe page was started for the family and to keep donors updated on the baby’s progress.

“Mom, Dad and baby girl have a long road ahead,” the page reads. “If you are able and feel led to help this family, any donation would be greatly appreciated. All funds raised will help cover Olivia’s medical and family expenses. Please continue to pray for Olivia’s recovery.”

On Thursday, a post on the page explained Olivia’s first heart surgery to “build an Aortic arch” and “put a band around her pulmonary artery” was about to take place.

While the road ahead will be difficult, there would have been no way forward if it hadn’t been for the officer’s lifesaving actions.

“I just ask everyone to pray for the baby. Hope she’s able to make a strong recovery through this,” Mitrisin said. “I’m just thankful I was there to help them on that day.”

RACISM ISN’T THE PROBLEM

H/T JPFO.

   You—the public—have been literally brainwashed.

“Enforced Diversity” Is Seriously BAD

“Forced Inclusivity” Creates Numerous Problems

Outlawing Guns, While Government Keeps its Guns, BAD

“Hate Crime” Is Thought Crime, and Orwellian, BAD

Using Brainwash Detergent on the Public, BAD

Requiring Kids to Get Federalized Education, BAD

Elected Officials Ignoring the Bill of Rights, BAD

BOTTOM LINE: Government Interference with Freedom: BAD

The Democrats’ drive to weaken or eliminate our Right to Arms
is directly tied to a majority of the nation’s difficulties.

With leftists in large-scale control of news media and electro-communication, these truths are hidden. The president sought support for these travesties in his speech to Congress and legacy media cheered. A government determined to disarm the public—incrementally or in large-scale grabs—puts our balance of power and American freedom at serious risk. The Jewish people know what an armed government and disarmed public leads to, and you do too, and it’s not good.

Marxists, our mortal enemy now falsely clothed as progressives, BLM, antifa, Mothers against things and more, are determined to take control of the levers of power. They have done a good job of misleading the public and installing people, narratives and tools to defeat individual liberty and rights. If free speech were still robust, people would understand that guns are good, guns save lives, guns stop crime, police must be armed, self-defense must be sacrosanct and guns are why America is still free. America is attracting people away from intolerable tyranny worldwide, not just Central America, because we’re armed, though this is media-hidden (foreign nationals from 60 countries have invaded our southern borders under the new regime). Puppets reputed to control the White House and bureaucracy have become public enemies (the deep state), as our former president observed and warned. “Hate crime” is a deceptive tyrant’s tool: Crime and punishment must be based solely on harm, not thought.

While Marxists have changed their basic debunked tune from financial struggle—workers vs. owners (in classic terms, proletariat vs. bourgeoise), their switch to race-based class struggle is no better. It’s perfectly OK for Black people to prefer the company of other Black people and speak Ebonics with each other, it simply is. Catholics seek the company of other Catholics and inject Jesus constantly into conversation, the same for Cubans with Cubans, Jews with Jews, Mexicans with Mexicans… In fact, what the legacy media and their basement ghostwriters foist on us as “Latinos” is in reality a wildly complex conglomeration of individual distinct ethnic interest groups who know each other, relate separately, and resent and refuse the idea that they are one homogenous group. They are certainly not a single voting bloc, as Democrats believe (and would like you to believe). So-called “gun owners” are equally diverse, and naturally so.

There is nothing wrong with GIRL scouts, BLACK dance clubs, JEWISH study groups, PROTESTANT retreats, COUNTRY music, NASCAR or any other non-diverse, non-inclusive, anti-affirmative action gathering. Birds of a feather is nature’s way, the natural way. FORCE is what’s wrong. Any attempt by “our betters,” race baiters, diversity trainers, inclusivity experts or other government-endorsed specialists seeking to forcibly overturn the natural order of things, it is they who are politically incorrect. They seek to disarm the public and then use the brute power of their powerful arms with endless ammunition to enforce their way. They violate The American Way, which is freedom to associate. THEY are the problem, not the solution. They earn punishment—for their ACTS, and rebuke for their psychotic sociopathic thinking—which they exhibit at every turn. Medical attention is in order, for their hoplophobic anti-social behaviors.

To the extent they believe disarming the public serves anything but a nefarious purpose, THEY are your enemy. Blaming White people, or any ethnic or racial group is classic Marxist divide-and-conquer dialectic. CLING to your guns and Bibles. We at JPFO are not afraid to say it, where so many others have been terrorized into silence. Jews have suffered under the mass-hysteria jackboot before. Act before it totally infects the United States. Speak out. Reject so-called correctness. It is anything but correct. Press for marksmanship training at your children’s schools. Get some yourself. Join JPFO, or simply contribute. Start a discussion group near you. jpfo.org.

         

Zarif Had No Knowledge of Israeli Strikes Until Kerry Told Him, Translation Reveals

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

Lurch Kerry needs to be terminated immediately and his security clearance revoked.

If any of the information that was leaked was classified he needs to be prosecuted.

Leaked audiotape of Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif indicates he had no knowledge of covert Israeli military strikes before former secretary of state John Kerry provided him with the information, new details that contradict the State Department’s recent defense of Kerry.

These details are likely to further fuel calls from leading Republicans for Kerry’s firing or resignation. The New York Times reported that Zarif said on the tape that Kerry told him Israel launched 200 airstrikes against Iranian interests in Syria. The Times did not provide further details on that issue. But an independent translation of the audiotape commissioned by the Washington Free Beacon shows that Zarif went on to clarify that he had no prior knowledge of these Israeli strikes before Kerry told him.

“Kerry told me that Israel had launched 200 airstrikes against you [Iran],” said Zarif. “You didn’t know?” asked his interviewer. “No, no,” he replied.

These new details contradict top State Department officials, who have repeatedly said the information was already in the public domain and not classified.

“If you go back and look at press reporting from the time, this certainly was not secret, and governments that were involved were speaking to this publicly on the record,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Monday during a press briefing.

The following day, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the strikes “were all reported in the press at the time, so it is utter nonsense.” He also accused Republicans of trying to “play politics with this.”

Kerry denied the allegations in a Twitter post earlier in the week.

This revelation is likely to heighten calls for Kerry to resign from his current post as the Biden administration’s climate envoy.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas), who is spearheading efforts to pressure Kerry into resigning, said, “If this tape is verified, it would signal catastrophic and disqualifying recklessness by Envoy Kerry to Foreign Minister Zarif that endangered the safety of Americans and our allies.”

“John Kerry must resign immediately,” Rep. Jim Banks (R., Ind.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, told the Free Beacon earlier this week. “The investigation should be retrospective.”

Reps. Lee Zeldin (R., N.Y.), Andy Barr (R., Ky.), and Ann Wagner (R., Mo.), all members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote to the State Department’s inspector general on Wednesday to demand an investigation into Kerry.

“The State Department must investigate the massively alarming allegations that John Kerry leaked information to Iran on covert Israeli military operations. If it’s proven that Kerry actively undermined one of America’s staunchest allies, he needs to resign from the Biden administration immediately and have his security clearance revoked,” Zeldin said in a statement.

8-Year-Old Starts Petition to End Mask Mandate at His School

H/T Western Journal.

Little Charlie needs to be commended for doing this petition.

It is time to remove the mask mandate.

As my mask says “This make is a useless as Joe Biden.”

An 8-year-old boy has decided to take matters into his own hands and started a petition to end the mask mandate at his Florida school.

In just four days, Charlie collected 400 signatures to make masks optional in Seminole County schools, WOFL-TV reported.

“I don’t want people to feel uncomfortable by not wearing a mask,” Charlie said.

His friend, Reagan, added, “Some people like to wear them and some people don’t.”

The student got the idea from something he read in a book and he decided to start a petition and collect signatures from his neighbors.

“It’s been … kind of bad because I can’t see a lot of people, and I can’t tell if they’re happy or sad,” Charlie told Fox News.

There about are 67,000 students and 4,500 teachers in Seminole County, according to WOFL.

Seminole County Public Schools reopened at the beginning of the school year with online and hybrid learning options for families who did not want their students to attend full-time, in-person classes.

The mask mandate was discussed during a school board meeting Tuesday, WOFL reported.

“I demand that you call a vote to end this disastrous mandate tonight,” one parent, Jessica Tilman, told the board.

“Allow families to make their own healthcare choices immediately.”

Parent Michelle Burroughs added, “It’s time to listen to the people that voted you guys in here. Otherwise, we’re gonna vote you out.”

Charlie also stood up in front of the school board and made a speech about the issue.

“Wearing masks in school makes it hard for me to breathe,” he said.

“It’s hard to see my paper when I do my work or take a test. Most of the kids I know in school mess with their masks all day. I don’t see many kids getting sick in my school.”

Charlie added, “If we are healthy, our parents should be able to choose whether or not we wear masks.”

The Seminole County Public Schools COVID-19 Dashboard shows 63 active cases of coronavirus in the school district in the past 10 days.

“It would be a shame for ease of use to suddenly take the masks off and get sick again. We don’t want that,” Seminole Education Association member Dan Smith argued.

Charlie and his mother have submitted their petition along with a letter to the school board before it votes on the mask mandate as soon as June 1.

Remembering Michael Collins

H/T  Smithsonian Magazine.

R.I.P. Major General Michael Collins Oct 31, 1930 – Apr 28, 2021 (age 90).

Michael Collins' NASA astronaut portrait.

Michael Collins’ NASA astronaut portrait.

In his role as the third director of the National Air and Space Museum, Michael Collins had his own version of President John F. Kennedy’s three-part mandate for the Apollo lunar landing program. Rather than calling for a man on the Moon by the end of the decade, Collins campaigned for a Museum on the Mall by the nation’s bicentennial. For years, he worked tirelessly to complete the project—both the building’s construction and all the exhibits inside— in time for that deeply symbolic deadline. Marshalling a team of curators and designers, he succeeded. On July 1, 1976, as Collins stood next to the completed National Air and Space Museum building on the day of the historic ribbon-cutting, President Gerald Ford called the museum, “a perfect birthday present from the American people to themselves.” That building and the museum it houses stand as a lasting legacy to a gentleman whose many accomplishments as an astronaut and statesman most notably included being the command module pilot for Apollo 11, the first human landing on the Moon, in July 1969.

The second son of a career Army officer, Michael Collins was born in Rome, Italy, and lived in many different places before his family settled in Washington, DC. There, Collins graduated from St. Alban’s School before enrolling at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Upon his graduation, he entered the United States Air Force in 1952. He flew as a jet fighter pilot, including a tour in Europe, and as a test pilot, completing training at the USAF Experimental Flight Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base.

Michael Collins in a spacesuit
Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins (NASA)

Collins joined NASA as an astronaut in 1963, part of the third astronaut class. As the pilot of Gemini 10 alongside commander John Young, Collins became the first person to perform two spacewalks on the same mission. Three years later, he flew to the Moon on Apollo 11, circling it while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the surface. Collins eschewed his oft-used characterization as the world’s “loneliest person” during the mission, instead recalling the command module Columbia, currently on display at the Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, as his “happy little home.” Collins also designed Apollo 11’s iconic mission patch. Unlike previous and subsequent examples, the Apollo 11 design omitted individual astronaut names, sharing credit with the thousands of people who supported their mission. The patch shows an American bald eagle descending toward the lunar surface while carrying an olive branch, symbolic of the mission’s peaceful goals.

After leaving NASA, General Collins became the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs. Shortly thereafter, in 1971, he inquired about becoming the National Air and Space Museum’s third director, taking up the mantle at a critical juncture. The construction of a building had been approved but funding had not been authorized. Collins, with the support and advocacy of Senator Barry Goldwater, secured the funding and broke ground on the new building in 1972. After the fanfare of the public opening in July 1976, the building saw one million visitors within the first month. In 1978, Collins became an undersecretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

Michael Collins sits on the edge of an escalator
Michael Collins takes a moment alone during the opening of the National Air and Space Museum in July 1976. (National Air and Space Museum)

Michael Collins was the author of several books based on his astronaut experiences, including Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys (1974), still regarded by many as the best astronaut memoir ever written. His considerable list of awards and honors as a part of the Apollo 11 crew includes the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Collier Trophy, the Harmon Trophy, the National Geographic Society’s Hubbard Medal, and a Congressional Gold Medal.

Those who knew General Collins remember his wit, intelligence, and thoughtfulness. He was devoted to his wife, Pat, their three children, and his whole family. The staff and community of the National Air and Space Museum mourn his passing and offer our condolences to his family.

 

Experts Predict a Gas Shortage Will Hit the US This Summer

H/T Western Journal.

We can thank or curse Joe Pee Pads Biden for the coming gas shortages.

The rising cost of fuel could be the least of motorist’s worries in the coming months.

While drivers nationwide are concerned about the rising prices for both gasoline and diesel, the trade group for the country’s fuel transporters is predicting Americans could see more than high prices at the pump in the summer months.

According to CNN Business, who cited the National Tank Truck Carriers, a fuel shortage could affect millions of Americans as vacation season begins, and there are few strategies that could be taken to get ahead of what could be a summer catastrophe.

NTTC executive vice president Ryan Streblow told CNN Business in an interview published on Tuesday that a shortage of qualified drivers could lead to empty gas pumps in some areas of the country.

“We’ve been dealing with a driver shortage for a while, but the pandemic took that issue and metastasized it,” Streblow said. “It certainly has grown exponentially.”

The NTTC said that this time last year, during the initial days of the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for fuel was low while most Americans were sidelined at home. Some drivers who relied on hauling fuel to make a living were left holding the bag.

Some found work hauling retail freight, while others decided to call it a career.

A woman named Holly McCormick with an Oklahoma company called Groendyke Transport explained the situation to CNN.

“We were even hauling boxes for Amazon just to keep our drivers busy,” she said. “A lot of drivers didn’t want to do the safety protocols. We’re also working with an aging work force. Many said ‘I might as well take it as a cue to retire.”

To make matters worse for the fuel logistics industry, McCormick said the pandemic had another effect which is complicating finding drivers to take open positions: schools couldn’t push out people qualified to replace them, as they were closed.

It takes more than a CDL to haul fuel, and those needing the proper certifications were unable to obtain them at the usual rate. Additionally, somewhere between 40,000 and 60,000 potential drivers who applied to take jobs delivering precious fuel were disqualified from the job because of past issues with drugs or alcohol.

McCormick said her company has doubled its budget to attract recruits. That extra cost will be passed on to motorists, if indeed they are able to find a wet pump.

Driving a fuel tanker is a grueling and dangerous job which requires long hours and a lot of time on the road. As a result, job turnover in that sector is generally high at around 50 percent.

In April of 2020, the first full month of the pandemic shutdowns, it hit 70 percent.

Gas stations in ArizonaFlorida and Missouri experienced some shortages last month during spring break. There is a fear among retailers that those shortages will continue or spread during the summer when there is already a demand for more fuel.

Jeff Lenard with the National Association of Convenience Stores told CNN Business that he is already hearing concerns from gas station customers two months before summer officially begins.

“I’ve talked to retailers, they say there could be places where there are brief outages,” Lenard told the outlet. “If they have no fuel, they have no business. People aren’t going to stop in for a sandwich if you don’t have fuel.”

Oil Price Information Service chief analyst Tom Kloza also said that hoarding behavior, which was seen in grocery and big box retail stores last year, could exacerbate what might already be a bad situation.

“Imagine the hoarding with toilet paper and topping off of gas tanks that we see after hurricanes and you can see what might happen,” Kloza told CNN. “It doesn’t take much — crowd behavior can provoke shortages.”

This coming summer is expected to be a busy one with regard to travel. Experts expect many travelers to avoid the airlines and drive to their destinations.

Black LA Cop Writes Letter to LeBron James, Invites Him to Have Discussion About Policing Issues

H/T Western Journal.

LeBron James will not take this officer up on his offer as James is long on mouth and short on brains.

Following your confirmation bias at all times seldom ends well, particularly if that confirmation bias is that police are uniformly monstrous and are guilty in any officer-involved shooting before the details are out.

And yes, this holds true even if you’re one of the planet’s most famous individuals. In the wake of the shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant last week in Columbus, Ohio, NBA star LeBron James proved this quite aptly. Now, a Los Angeles Police Department officer is going viral with his open letter to James, including an offer meet and talk about policing issues.

So, for starters: In the immediate aftermath of the Bryant shooting, in which the 16-year-old girl was killed by a policeman right as bodycam video shows she was attempting to stab another female pinned against a car, James tweeted out a picture of the officer involved. Not to thank him, mind you, but to threaten him.

“YOU’RE NEXT, #ACCOUNTABILITY,” read the tweet, which was up briefly last Tuesday before swift deletion.

James’ response wouldn’t, for anyone else, be considered remotely acceptable.

Even after he deleted the original tweet, he posted follow-ups “explaining” his position.

“ANGER does any of us any good and that includes myself! Gathering all the facts and educating does though!” he wrote in one. “My anger still is here for what happened that lil girl. My sympathy for her family and may justice prevail!”

Anger doesn’t do any of us any good, but he’s still angry for “that lil girl.” Work through that one. The mainstream media, naturally, didn’t.

It’s something that plenty of people will remember, however, especially since LeBron is starring in “Space Jam 2,” coming out this summer. My guess is a goodly portion of the parent pool might not let junior and missy go to see that one — which, given its Brobdingnagian budget, might present issues.

Beyond that, however, there are still questions James has to answer. LAPD Officer Deon Joseph would like to sit down with him to do just that

According to his webpage, Joseph “has worked for the LAPD for over 25 years, twenty-three of those years in downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row community. From patrolling the streets or providing a shoulder for the community to lean on to meeting with public figures and advocating for change, Deon is driven to create an environment conducive to change for the homeless and those trying to reclaim their lives from the grip of addiction.”

In a viral letter posted on Facebook over the weekend and addressed to James, Joseph said he would like to “sit down with you and talk” so James could “understand the reality of the profession of policing.”

“Unlike some who have dug their heals in the belief that police are inherently evil, I think if you yourself actually sat down and had a real honest and open conversation with a cop, there is a strong chance you may discover we are not the monsters you have come to believe we are, who deserve the hate and [disdain] you have,” wrote Joseph, who is black.

“And even if you come away feeling the same way, I could respect it, because at least you gave the other side your ear instead of only hearing one narrative. “

Joseph, who said he wasn’t approaching the matter “from a place of hatred,” praised LeBron’s philanthropy and the relationship the Los Angeles Lakers star has with his family.

“You play for the team my family has cheered for since the 1960s, then myself since 1979. But… Your current stance on policing is so off base and extreme,” Joseph wrote in his Facebook post. “Your tweet that targeted a police officer in Ohio who saved a young woman’s life was irresponsible and disturbing. It showed a complete lack of understanding of the challenge of our job in the heat of a moment. You basically put a target on the back of a human being who had to make a split second decision to save a life from a deadly attack.

Even though the officer in the case, Nicholas Reardon, likely never wanted to make that kind of decision with someone so young, Joseph wrote, LeBron didn’t really say he was sorry.

“Instead of apologizing, you deflected. You said you took your tweet down because you did not want it to be used for hate, when the tweet itself was the embodiment of hatred, rooted in a lack of understanding of the danger of the situation,” he wrote.

“I don’t know if this will ever reach you, but my hope is that one day I can sit down with you and talk. As a man of faith, I can have no hatred toward you,” he continued.

“But I do feel I can help you understand the reality of the profession of policing, and that there is another side you need to hear. You are tired of Black folks dying? So am I. You hate racism and police brutality? So do I. But you cannot paint 800,000 men and women who are of all races, faiths, sexual orientations and are also mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, preachers, coaches, community members and just human with such a broad and destructive brush.”

Joseph knows it’s “a long shot,” but he promised “[n]o cameras. No fanfare. Just two men who are talking.”

“But this division and hatred must stop. It’s clear based on rising crime in marginalized communities that cops and the community need to build bridges to save lives on all sides. That cannot be done through the demonization of any group of people.”

If James wants to sit down with Joseph, he knows where to find him. Keep in mind this also isn’t unprecedented. Say what you will about Colin Kaepernick — and I do, quite frequently — his decision to kneel as opposed to sitting for the national anthem came after he met with a Green Beret who was critical of the quarterback’s protest. Kaepernick didn’t change his mind, obviously — but he at least met with the Green Beret.

I get the feeling that’s not going to happen. James is invested in hashtag activism, in hot takes and talk about accountability, all without taking any himself.

If he proves me wrong, there would be no more pleasant surprise. Consider my breath thoroughly un-bated, however.

Tyler Perry Delivers Powerful Message at Oscars: I Refuse to Hate Someone Because They’re a Police Officer

H/T Western  Journal.

Tyler Perry will not be getting any Christmas Cards from the BLM Thugs.

Hollywood mogul Tyler Perry declined to parrot the Black Lives Matter mantra that police are evil racists while accepting the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy Awards Sunday night.

Perry shared refusing to hate people was a lesson his mother, Willie Maxine Perry — who grew up in the Jim Crow South — instilled in him.

“My mother taught me to refuse hate,” he said. “She taught me to refuse blanket judgment, and in this time, and with all of the internet and social media and algorithms and everything that wants us to think a certain way, the 24-hour news cycle, it is my hope that all of us, would teach our kids, and I want to remember, just refuse hate.”

“Don’t hate anybody,” Perry continued. “I refuse to hate someone because they are Mexican or because they are black or white or LBGTQ. I refuse to hate someone because they are a police officer. I refuse to hate someone because they are Asian. I would hope that we would refuse hate.”

It was interesting to hear the applause as he listed various groups of people drop off when he mentioned the police.

Perry invited anyone willing to join him in the middle if they wished to further the political dialogue.

“I want to take this Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and dedicate it to anyone who wants to stand in the middle, no matter what’s around the wall, stand in the middle, ’cause that’s where healing happens. That’s where conversation happens. That’s where change happens. It happens in the middle.”

“So anyone who wants to meet me in the middle, to refuse hate, to refuse blanket judgment, and to help lift someone’s feet off the ground, this one is for you, too. God bless you and thank you Academy,” Perry said.

After receiving the award, the actor was asked by reporters if he felt his mother, who passed away in 2009, was looking down on him, pleased by what he said.

“One hundred percent,” Perry responded. “You know I can feel her in the moment. I can feel her, any time I’m up there, I’m carrying her with me and all that she went through and all we went through together.”

In a 2006 interview, he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “My mother is the wisdom of Madea,” the central character Perry portrays in the highly successful movie franchise of the same name.

Asked what inspired him to share what he did at the Oscars, the 51-year-old replied, “Just where we are in the country and the world.

“Everybody’s grabbing a corner and a color and they’re all — nobody wants to come to the middle to have a conversation,” Perry added.

“Everybody’s getting polarized and it’s in the middle where things change, so I’m hoping that that inspires people to meet us in the middle so that we can get back to some semblance of normal.”

If only more people felt the same way.

Regardless of what people like President Joe Biden say, our nation is not inherently racist. Biden last week called “systemic racism” the “stain” on the soul of America in a White House address following the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

It is worth noting none of the charges prosecutors brought against Chauvin in the death of George Floyd dealt with race.

Asked by “60 Minutes” host Scott Pelley in an interview that aired Sunday if Chauvin committed a hate crime, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said, “I wouldn’t call it that because hate crimes are crimes where there’s an explicit motive and of bias.

“We don’t have any evidence that Derek Chauvin factored in George Floyd’s race as he did what he did.”

Pelley followed up asking if Ellison could have charged Chauvin with a hate crime.

“Could have, but we only charge those crimes that we had evidence that we could put in front of a jury to prove,” Ellison responded.

The host seemed genuinely interested to learn the death that launched countless Black Lives Matter protests may not have had anything to do with race.

What Chauvin did was clearly an abuse of police power and criminal, but it was definitely not proof that the police or America itself is racist.

Perry is right: blanket judgments are wrong and a return to normalcy and mutual respect is the need of the hour.

Biden Admin Blanket Authorization Will See Rainbow LGBT Banner Flown from Same Pole as US Flag at Embassies Around the World

H/T Western Journal.

This bastardized rainbow does not belong on the same pole as Old Glory.

It should not fly above a porta a potty let alone over a United States Embassy.

While mass protests are rocking the homeland and our enemies continue to size up the new president, the Biden administration is laser-focused on how woke the country looks.

In a diplomatic cable reviewed by Foreign Policy, Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a blanket authorization for U.S. embassies and consulates across the globe to fly the Pride flag, and on the same pole as Old Glory, no less.

How did we allow woke optics to drive our country this far?

 

The cable and a State Department official confirmed Blinken’s authorization allows foreign diplomats to fly the flag before May 17, the international day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia, as well as for the month of June, which is recognized as Pride month in the U.S. and many other countries, according to The New York Times.

Blinken noted in the cable that displaying the flag was not a requirement, and asked diplomats to make their decision “in light of local conditions.” As it should be, considering the U.S. has embassies in nations like Saudi Arabia, where homosexuality is a crime punishable by the death penalty.

In short, the Biden administration wants countries to openly support LGBT rights — but only where they won’t face opposition for it.

This emphasizes the true cowardice of President Joe Biden and his administration. When it’s no trouble, they’ll gladly fly a Pride flag and symbolically equate it to the U.S. flag to boast about their openness and acceptance of the LGBT community. But if it’s even possible they might have to fight for something they claim to believe in, they scatter.

Of course, that isn’t to say embassies should fly the Pride flag in countries where it is dangerous to do so. The U.S. shouldn’t fly the Pride flag at embassies at all, let alone on the same pole as the flag that stood over Iwo Jima on Mount Suribachi and on the moon.

If nothing else, actions like this prove the Biden administration’s only concern lies with appearing woke to the masses, rather than actually standing for what they believe to be right.

During the Trump administration, then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denied embassies’ requests to fly the Pride flag on the same flagpole as the U.S. flag.

Then-Vice President Mike Pence defended the decision in 2019, saying in an interview with NBC News that “when it comes to the American flagpole and American embassies and capitals around the world, one American flag flies.”

Clearly, the Biden administration is nothing like the previous one. Biden appears weak to foreign leaders consistently, including our enemies, something former President Donald Trump never allowed.

When North Korea attempted to challenge the United States’ world position, Trump warned of fire and fury. When he had the opportunity to avenge hundreds of Americans who died thanks to Gen. Qassem Soleimani and his Quds Forces, Trump took it.

Trump was a president of action, and the world knew it. Today, the world only sees a weak new president with a weak administration.

The authorization wasn’t the Biden administration’s first attempt at faux-support for the LGBT community, either.

On his first day in office, Biden signed an executive order aimed at preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identification.

In February, Biden also signed a foreign policy memo entitled “Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World.” The memo attempted to put the U.S. at the forefront of the battle for LGBT rights by pushing American federal agencies abroad to “ensure that United States diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons everywhere.”

Biden is perfectly fine pushing a radical agenda in our country, but you might as well forget any attempt by the president to do the same in countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran that might actually fight back.

Of course, right now the Biden administration shouldn’t be at all focused on LGBT rights or pretending to care about them. With civil unrest continuing to unfold at home, and migrants flooding the border in never-before-seen numbers, the president ought to focus on protecting citizens at home from actual threats first and foremost.