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About 200 of President Donald Trump’s supporters rallied outside Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s (R) Atlanta home on Saturday to protest the election results.

“Trucks flying Trump and ‘Stop the Steal’ flags drove up and down the street outside of Secretary Brad Raffensperger’s property, honking their horns as they passed by,” Fox 5 reported.

Organizer Ursula Christie told the outlet she wanted Raffensperger to know “we are silent no more and we want him to know that we are watching and we are listening and we are aware of the actions being taken.”

Raffensperger, a Republican, said he voted for Trump but has received criticism for his handling of the election.

“On Thanksgiving Day, Trump called Georgia’s election was [sic] part of a ‘fraudulent system’ and said Raffensperger was an ‘enemy of the people,’” the Fox 5 report continued.

During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on November 18, Raffensperger dismissed allegations of voter fraud in his state but acknowledged the possibility of clerical errors:

We have not seen any widespread voter fraud. The president has picked up some votes in a few of the counties that made some clerical errors. It wasn’t the machines. But at the end of the day, he started with 14,000. He’s about 12,000 now. But we’re finishing up, waiting for a few more counties to get back to us, large counties, but I don’t believe at the end of the day it will change the total results.

When asked if he believed former Vice President Joe Biden would win Georgia, Raffensperger said “Yes, I believe that’s the way it will turn out.”

However, in a Friday tweet, Trump said “Biden can only enter the White House as President if he can prove that his ridiculous ‘80,000,000 votes’ were not fraudulently or illegally obtained.”

“When you see what happened in Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia & Milwaukee, massive voter fraud, he’s got a big unsolvable problem!” he concluded.

Author: Amy Furr

Source: Breitbart: Trump Supporters Rally Outside Georgia Secretary of State’s Home: ‘We the People Are Standing Up’

A pub in Staten Island, New York, established itself as an “autonomous zone” in defiance of Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 edicts.

“!ATTENTION! We hereby declare this establishment an !!!AUTONOMOUS ZONE!!!” signs proclaimed outside Mac’s Public House in Grant City, according to the New York Post. “We refuse to abide by any rules and regulations put forth by the Mayor of NYC and Governor of NY State.”

The signs referenced last summer’s short-lived anarchist settlement in Seattle, Washington, which fizzled when law enforcement disbanded them.

“At this point, we’re OK with it, because we’re not paying it,” co-owner Danny Presti said of the fines they have received for remaining open. “[The Sheriff’s Department] is issuing us $1,000 fines, so they keep coming back. We’re still here. We’re not letting them in.”

In addition to the thousands of dollars in fines, the pub also faced a shut-down order from the state Health Department and a revocation of its liquor license from the State Liquor Authority.

“We’re not backing down. You think you scared me by . . . saying I don’t have a license now to serve liquor now? Well, guess what? That liquor license is on the wall. If that liquor license is gonna come off the wall, it’s gonna be done by Cuomo. You wanna come down here and pull that license off the wall?” McAlarney says in a YouTube video that was posted Friday.

“De Bozo,” McAlarney continued, in an apparent reference to Democratic New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. “You want to come down here and pull the license off the wall?”

“Feel free to end up comin’ down, and we’ll end up having a conversation before you even think about stepping foot on my property. I will not back down,” McAlarney added.

Keith Atherholt, a patron who left a $100 tip for a glass of water, told the New York Post, “I totally support what he is doing. I don’t support the tyrannical nonsense they have in place. I gave them $100 for this water. They didn’t charge me. I gave it to support them.”

Cuomo was recently smacked down by the Supreme Court for his onerous restrictions on houses of worship.

As The Daily Wire reported:

The recent confirmation of President Trump-appointed Justice Amy Coney Barrett has resulted in its first significant Supreme Court outcome, and it relates to the first protected liberty specified in the Bill of Rights: the free exercise of religion.

In a 5-4 ruling late Wednesday night, the Supreme Court backed a religious challenge to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s restrictions limiting attendance at religious services. The majority ruling blocks enforcement of the restrictions while the applicants pursue appellate review. The ruling highlights the lack of evidence that the applicants — the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, two Jewish synagogues, and an Orthodox Jewish organization — have contributed to the spread of the virus and questions the rationale of the specifics of Cuomo’s restrictions, which limited services to just 10 and 25 occupants for red and orange zones, respectively.

Author: Jon Brown

Source: Daily Wire: ‘We’re Not Backing Down’: Staten Island Pub Declares Itself ‘Autonomous Zone’ In Defiance Of Cuomo

Most of Joe Biden’s early nominees for his incoming administration have indeed signaled that rather than cater to the left of the Democratic Party, he indeed will reinstate a return to neoliberal normalcy. For better, that means bringing in agents who still adhere to financial realism and at least a nominal loyalty to Israel. For worse, that means the dregs of the swampiest possible personnel to employ them.

One such career partisan is Neera Tanden, the president-elect’s reported choice to serve as the director of the Office of Management and Budget. Tanden, currently the president of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress, exemplifies the less savory aspect of what has been considered “normal” for the swamp, not just because she was a Clinton loyalist who is bouncing from presidential administration to presidential administration with little real-world experience outside of law school, but also because of what she, as all swamp monsters do, got away with.

The #MeToo moment was nice while it lasted, but Tanden’s resilience in elite liberal circles — in this case, literally the White House — just goes to show that our supposedly adjusted standards of how we treat sexual misconduct allegations will still be bent for our ruling class.

In 2018, BuzzFeed published a bombshell investigation into the Center for American Progress’s failure to properly address sexual harassment under Tanden’s tenure and, worse, its perceived retaliation against an alleged victim. Two days later, Tanden engaged in what most consider the ultimate act of retaliation: She outed the identity of the accuser to the entire company in an all-hands meeting.

“Neera lost the organization today,” a CAP source told BuzzFeed. “There was so much angst in that room. She outed the victim, and the subtext of every question was a lack of confidence in her leadership and ability to create trust within the organization.”

After years of fulminating about sexual misconduct allegations levied against President Trump, Tanden’s failure to abide by the most basic tenets of fairness to sexual misconduct accusers constitutes the most rank hypocrisy. As a moral matter, it’s both a failure of leadership and feminism. But as a purely pragmatic one, it demonstrates the sort of horrific judgment that invites not just leaks but also lawsuits. In any sane world, Tanden’s job at CAP would have been in question at best, and the thought of a presidential appointment rendered unthinkable.

But Biden has demanded we return to normal, and that means letting the swamp monsters, no matter how many #MeToo violations or lobbyist ties, return with it.

Author: Tiana Lowe, Commentary Writer

Source: Washington Examiner: Return to normalcy: That time Biden’s OMB nominee outed a sexual harassment nominee

It’s no secret, by now, that Democrats lost big in the 2020 Election. They were hoping (again) for a blue wave to sweep through the government. But they were wrong (again) and suffered major upsets and losses all up and down the ballot.

Democrats in the House lost many seats, barely holding onto a majority. Republicans did not lose one seat, but won many the liberal media claimed were firmly in the left’s hands. The same goes for many races across the country.

Pollsters were humiliated this election, getting their predictions wrong in some cases by dozens of points. This election proved once and for all that the media’s pollsters are either completely incompetent or dishonest.

Even the New York Times admitted that Democrats suffered crushing losses. Yet they claim Biden won fair and square?

“Democrats Suffered Crushing Down-Ballot Losses Across America,” says a post-election analysis by the New York Times.

The November 28 article credits President Donald Trump’s populist coalition for the Democrats’ loss of seats in the House and — worse — the Democrats’ failure to gain control of more state legislatures before the critical redistricting in 2021…

Across the country, suburban voters’ disgust with Mr. Trump — the key to Mr. Biden’s election — did not translate into a wide rebuke of other Republicans, as Democrats had expected after the party made significant gains in suburban areas in the 2018 midterm elections. [Source: Breitbart]

Okay, so let me get this straight. According to the New York Times, the populist movement sparked and led by Donald Trump resulted in major wins for Republicans this year. But Trump himself lost? Who is believing that line?

Who goes to the polls saying, “I love everything Trump stands for and the candidates who endorse him, but I’m going to vote for Biden—who promises to reverse everything he’s done”? Give me a break.

If you don’t believe widescale voter fraud was committed in the presidential election, the results of all the other races should convince you. How can Republicans dominate in nearly every other area, even picking up crucial state legislatures who will determine the House in 2022, but not keep the White House?

The media wants you to think, now, that Americans love Trump’s platform, but hates Trump. The big problem with that? Joe Biden promised to undo Trump’s platform by raising taxes, killing fossil fuels, opening the border, and driving away jobs. I don’t care if voters from Trump “unlikeable” there is no way they’d vote for Biden knowing he’d destroy our economy.

So, perhaps another explanation is needed. Perhaps Democrats in key swing states manufactured ballots for Biden—give him an edge (through fraud), but couldn’t do the same in every down ballot race. Perhaps crooked election officials and secretaries of state want to rush the certification process, so we won’t question what happened in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and other states.

But the results of every other race speak loud and clear: Republicans won the day even as Democrats tried to cheat.

The truth will come out in the Supreme Court.

‘…we’re with you 100 percent’

President Donald Trump is reportedly already considering his options for the 2024 presidential contest, and is actively discussing the specifics of re-launching his campaign with his closest confidants.

According to the Daily Beast, Trump has even floated the possibility of launching his challenge against Biden on Inauguration Day.

From the Daily Beast:

The conversations have explored, among other things, how Trump could best time his announcement so as to keep the Republican Party behind him for the next four years. Two of these knowledgeable sources said the president has, in the past two weeks, even floated the idea of doing a 2024-related event during Biden’s inauguration week, possibly on Inauguration Day.

The president and some of his closest associates have already started surveying prominent donors to get a sense of who would be with him, or perhaps against him, if he chose to run in the 2024 election. Some top Trump allies have told The Daily Beast that they are doing what they can to stay in the president’s good graces, calculating that doing so will help ensure a seat at the table and a future in the party—in the event he runs again.
According to the outlet, Trump is confident that he would remain in the spotlight during a Biden presidency because of the media’s affinity for covering him.

What’s the background?

During a meeting in the Oval Office earlier this month, Trump told Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien that he planned to run for president again in 2024 if his legal challenges contesting the 2020 results did not overturn Biden’s win, according to Bloomberg.

“If you do that — and I think I speak for everybody in the room — we’re with you 100 percent,” O’Brien reportedly told Trump.

Polls, in fact, indicate that a majority of Republican voters would back Trump if he chooses to run for president again in 2024.

One survey from Seven Letter Insight found that 66% of Republican voters support Trump running again. Another survey, from Morning Consult-Politico, found that 54% of Republicans would support Trump in the 2024 Republican primary contest.

However, there will likely be another large group of Republicans vying for the nomination in 2024 as there was in 2016. Some top contenders, aside from Trump, include: Nikki Haley, Pence, Pompeo, Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, among others.

Author: Chris Enloe

Source: The Blaze: Report: Trump considers launching 2024 campaign during Joe Biden’s inauguration

Many Trump haters have been lying all along about President Donald Trump, what he stands for, what his record has been, and who his supporters are. Now they tell us they want unity.

What Trump wants — and want his supporters want — is for America to reclaim its greatness, its robust liberty tradition, its prosperity, the integrity of its borders, fair trade deals with foreign nations, and its military strength. He has made great strides in achieving these goals.

Trump’s opponents — the media, Democrats, never-Trump Republicans — have never given him a moment’s rest, never a benefit of the doubt, never an atom of cooperation or bipartisanship. They haven’t just served as the loyal opposition, resisting his agenda like the minority party is expected to do. They have never let him govern. From the time he stepped on the political stage, they’ve harassed, investigated, bullied, impeached and censored him.

The media has tormented Trump, ignored and distorted his accomplishments, and shown him in a 100% negative light for his entire term. Never in my lifetime have I seen such one-sided coverage.

They have deliberately misrepresented his words to paint him as a bigot. They have claimed his immigration policies are driven by racism, rather than a desire to protect our borders and ensure the orderly process of legal immigration. They have relentlessly hammered this into the national psyche to where millions upon millions of Americans not only believe it but also believe racism animates all Trump supporters. Just remember there was a time in the recent past when both parties agreed that we must control our borders and prosecute illegal immigration.

Most of the charges against Trump are over-the-top outrageous. Joe Biden, whom the media characterize as a nice, harmless fellow, has portrayed Trump as a racist and has said Trump is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans from COVID-19. Anyone with a smidgeon of intellectual integrity knows this is patently absurd. Trump put his all into fighting this virus, and for partisan opportunists to blame him for its death and destruction is indescribably vicious. But in our society, in which hating Trump has become a popular blood sport, no libel is too low.

I’ve never believed that this incessant hatred toward Trump was just about Trump. The left has villainized every Republican president in recent memory and, for several generations, has defamed all Republicans as heartless bigots.

But Trump, because of his manner and personality, is a convenient target, allowing those who hate conservatives to pretend it’s all about him. Trump’s refusal to take this abuse sitting down has just further enraged his haters. The only good Republican is one who doesn’t talk back; who doesn’t respond to his accusers; who lets charges of racism, sexism, and heartlessness stand.

Trump supporters have appreciated his refusal to roll over, especially since they realize that the hatred directed against him is also meant for them. They know Trump has been treated unfairly and rarely starts these conflicts. Reporters are uniformly disrespectful toward him. For all his reputed combativeness, I’ve been amazed that he has shown the restraint he has in many cases, especially during the daily COVID-19 press briefings.

Even if you find Trump’s manner objectionable, let’s not confuse his style with his policies, his combativeness with his agenda. His agenda is not divisive. His economy has lifted up all groups of people. He has reached out to minorities and tried to address their concerns.

It is the Democrats (and their policies) who are divisive. Through rank identity politics, they stir people against one another on the basis of their skin color, gender, and economic circumstances. Republicans aspire to racial colorblindness and an end to the manufactured tension over gender politics.

But now that they believe the election is over and that Joe Biden will be the next president, many Trump haters are calling for unity — while another sizable batch is making lists of his supporters and promising retribution.

The Trump era is over, they say. No longer do we have to be divided. Let’s bring the nation together and accomplish great things. Actress Alyssa Milano tweeted: “I’d like to extend an olive branch to Trump supporters. I am ready to move #ForwardTogether. There’s so much work to do to heal the nation. Let’s be a part of the solution and not add to the problems we face.”

This same Alyssa Milano said about the Covington Catholic High School students, “The red MAGA hat is the new white hood,” and “I won’t apologize to these boys. Or anyone who wears that hat. But I will thank them. I will thank them for lighting a fire underneath the conversation about systemic racism and misogyny in this country and the role President Donald Trump has had in cultivating it and making it acceptable.”

As a Christian, I firmly believe in reconciliation and healing. I believe it’s wrong for us to hold grudges for past wrongs. But there’s a difference between harboring a grudge and responding to ongoing smears. If you want to heal, stop calling us haters and bigots simply because we strongly disagree with you on policies. Quit suppressing our speech, and quit canceling us from culture. Most of all quit pretending your calls for unity are anything other than a demand that we surrender to your radical agenda.

That’s not going to happen, because we believe your policies would devastate this nation and transform its fundamental character. We don’t intend to resist you as a matter of revenge but because we believe your ideas are destructive. We must be personally cordial and civil, but let’s quit indulging the fantasy that we can unify on policy, as our visions couldn’t be more opposite.

Author: David Limbaugh

Source: Town Hall: Democrats Want Unity Only on Their Terms

The Republican Party is reportedly targeting Georgia’s growing Hispanic population, which could ultimately determine the outcome of two key Senate special elections in January.

The Hispanic vote will likely play a large role in the two Jan. 5 special elections in Georgia, which are being held since no candidate in either race winning more than 50% of the Nov. 3 vote. Incumbent Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue will face Democrats Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, respectively.

“Georgia right now stands at that intersection that it can decide the future of this country,” said Daniel Garza, who works for the Libre Initiative, a Koch-related organization that seeks to mobilize Hispanic conservatives, according to The New York Times.

“It’s going to come down to turnout,” Garza told The Times. “That bodes well for the GOP.”

The Libre Initiative’s work reaching out to Hispanics in Georgia began in 2019, The Times reported. But, the organization focused most on the Senate races in Colorado, North Carolina and Texas during the 2020 election.

Supporters of President Donald Trump rally on Nov. 7 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

However, Garza traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, just weeks after the election, signaling the Libre Initiative’s willingness to go “all in” prior to the special elections, according to The Times.

Almost one million Hispanics live in Georgia, and more than 8% of Georgia residents speak Spanish at home, according to The Times. There were more eligible Hispanic voters in the 2020 presidential election than eligible black voters — the first time that has happened in U.S. history.

Republicans need to win one of the races to retain control of the Senate. The chamber would be split evenly if both Democrats win their races, meaning Vice President-elect Kamala Harris could cast the deciding vote on legislation that is split along party lines.

President Donald Trump performed better than expected in Florida where Hispanic turnout played a significant role in helping him win the state, according to NBC News. Hispanic support for the president increased by 10% in the Sunshine State compared to 2016, exit polls showed.

The Trump campaign relentlessly attacked Democrats, labeling them as socialists in election ads, which led more Hispanics to vote for the president, NBC News reported.

“I’ve seen the surge of Latinos who are embracing free market ideas who want a free America, a free nation and free ideas,” Garza said following the election. “And if you can tap into that Latinos are going to respond and embrace that message.”

Author: Thomas Catenacci

Source: Daily Caller: GOP Seeks To Sway Georgia Hispanics In Lead Up To Senate Races

Reports began to surface this week of potential cabinet appointments and priority government projects for Democrat Party presidential challenger Joe Biden should he take office in January.

Many of these, both the individuals and the policies, are not new – they are vestiges of the departed Obama administration that Biden was part of as vice president. In foreign policy, particularly, Biden has promised a return to a status quo under his former boss that fueled global instability, wasted American tax dollars, and hurt the American worker.

Below, five policies Biden has promised to resurrect from their political death under President Donald Trump and the setbacks they represent to policies that, for the past four years, have helped make the world a more peaceful place.

Returning to the Iran Nuclear Deal

As a candidate in September, Biden wrote in a CNN column that he would seek to offer Iran, the world’s top state sponsor of terrorism, a “credible path back to diplomacy.”

“If Iran returns to strict compliance with the nuclear deal, the United States would rejoin the agreement as a starting point for follow-on negotiations,” Biden vowed.

The “nuclear deal” is the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed by the Obama administration, Iran, and four guarantor nations – China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom – with the goal of convincing the rogue state to cease its illegal nuclear weapons development. In exchange for reducing uranium enrichment capacities and very loose inspections that the deal did not allow America to conduct, Iran made billions of dollars. One estimate placed the value of sanctions relief at $150 billion for Iran. President Obama also paid the Islamic regime $1.7 billion in cash, suspiciously timed with the release of U.S. hostages in the country. The administration insisted the money was not a ransom.

Much of that money, as Obama administration officials openly stated, went to funding terrorist activities around the world. The Obama era saw astronomical growth of Iranian influence in both neighboring states like Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Lebanon, and in distant allied nations like Venezuela. The money also did nothing to stop Iran from nuclear development; at some point, the Iranian government began to argue that violating the deal was a valid way to honor the deal.

Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal in 2018, fulfilling a campaign promise, and reinstated sanctions. The sanctions have significantly limited the activities of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Iran’s state terrorist organization, and curtailed its influence in neighboring nations, particularly Syria and Iraq.

Returning to the Paris Climate Agreement

The Washington Post reported shortly after November’s election that Biden is planning the use of executive orders to rapidly reverse critical Trump policies. On that list was America’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, an Obama-era non-treaty (a treaty wouldn’t get past the Senate) aimed at limiting the world’s carbon emissions. The agreement allows rogue states like China to increase carbon emissions while punishing the United States with strict limits.

Biden has made climate alarmism a core part of his campaign.

“Vice President Biden knows there is no greater challenge facing our country and our world. Today, he is outlining a bold plan – a Clean Energy Revolution – to address this grave threat and lead the world in addressing the climate emergency,” his campaign website promised.

Reports this week indicated that Biden would bring failed Democrat Party candidate and secretary of state John Kerry, whose Islamic State policy consisted of hiring James Taylor to perform a soft rock concert, back on board as a “climate czar.”

Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2019, noting that its provisions required America to actively hurt its industrial sectors while not requiring similar carbon limits on nations like China and India. The Chinese Foreign Ministry to this day boasts that the agreement allows them to “peak” in carbon emissions – meaning continue to increase their percentage of global pollution year-over-year – in some distant future.

Under Trump, the United States dropped its carbon emissions 12 percent from 2005 to 2017. The Paris agreement required America to drop its share of global carbon emissions to 2005 levels by 2025.

Refunding the World Health Organization

The same Washington Post article noting the Paris Agreement policy suggested that Biden would also restore America’s position as the most prolific funder of the World Health Organization (W.H.O.).

President Trump withdrew America from the W.H.O. in July, in response to its hyper-partisanship in favor of the Communist Party of China and its prodigious failure in handling the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. The W.H.O. had reason believe as early as December 2019, when the nation of Taiwan sent an emergency message to W.H.O. leadership about a respiratory disease from China, that what would later become known as the Chinese coronavirus was contagious. The Taiwanese message stated that doctors were isolating patients on the island, an unnecessary move if the disease was not transmissible from person to person. The W.H.O. does not allow Taiwan to join the organization due to pressure from China, which refuses to accept Taiwan’s sovereignty.

A month later, the W.H.O. published a message on Twitter telling the world that the Chinese coronavirus was not contagious.

The W.H.O. also regularly applauded China’s response to the outbreak, which largely consisted of persecuting doctors, welding families shut in their homes, and misdirecting the world. Confidential documents later revealed W.H.O. experts feared that Chinese officials would imprison or disappear its doctors and scientists if the U.N. agency publically criticized the communist state.

“China has total control over the World Health Organization despite only paying $40 million per year compared to what the United States has been paying, which is approximately $450 million a year,” President Trump said this year, explaining his reasons for departing.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the W.H.O., became the organization’s leader despite being accused of covering up three separate cholera outbreaks in Ethiopia, his native country, where he is a member of the radical separatist Tigray People’s Liberation Front. His predecessor as director-general, Margaret Chan – now the dean of Tsinghua University’s school of public health – was responsible for the W.H.O.’s response to the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which experts called an “egregious failure.”

Reverse Trump’s Policy of Withdrawal from Afghanistan

In 2012, during Vice President Biden’s campaign for a second term, he promised of America’s oldest war, “we will leave in 2014.” America remained in Afghanistan, where an estimated 4,500 American soldiers are serving today.

President Trump, like Obama before him, campaigned on getting out of Afghanistan. Unlike Obama, however, Trump has not indicated that he seeks any conventional military victory against the enemy President George W. Bush initially attacked, the Taliban. Instead, Trump’s policy has focused on peace talks with the Taliban leaders that America vowed to remove. The goal, diplomats insist, is to get the Taliban to agree not to attack Americans or harbor terrorist groups, like al-Qaeda, that attack Americans. In exchange, America will leave.

Reports indicate that Trump will reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan to 2,500 by January, with a goal of withdrawing entirely.

Biden, once a proponent of ending the war, told Stars & Stripes in September that he does not see any possible way America could leave Afghanistan.

“I think we need special ops capacity to coordinate with our allies,” Biden said, suggesting a maximum of “1,500 to 2,000” ground troops, but not offering a timeline for them to come home. Those troops are needed, he contended, to “take out terrorist groups who are going to continue to emerge.”

Rejoining the U.N. Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council is nominally the United Nations’ agency for confronting threats to the dignity of individual human beings around the world. In practice, it is a rogue’s gallery of some of the world’s most bloodthirsty states, using their leverage to accuse Israel and the United States of crimes similar to those they actually commit. Currently on the council or ready to take their seats in 2021 are nations such as China, the world’s premier operator of concentration camps; Cuba, which the U.N. itself has certified as a systematic human rights violator; its colony, Venezuela; Eritrea; Somalia; Afghanistan; and Sudan. Trump withdrew the United States from the Council in 2018, citing an insurmountable failure to fulfill its core mission.

“We will rejoin the UN Human Rights Council and work to ensure that body truly lives up to its values,” Joe Biden wrote in a Medium post a year ago.

Restoring Friendly Trade Ties with China

President Trump’s policy of enacting tariffs on Chinese goods, increasing law enforcement activities against intellectual property theft and espionage by Chinese government agents, and fighting to shrink the trade deficit with the communist state may well be remembered as his administration’s hallmark policy. Biden – who won the presidency despite multiple reports linking him and his family to suspect business dealings with the rogue state – has repeatedly stated that he opposes Trump’s approach and prefers to allow China greater influence in America’s economy.

“We make up 25 percent of the world’s economy, but we poked our finger in the eyes of all of our allies out there,” Biden has said of Trump’s trade policy. “The way China will respond is when we gather the rest of the world … That’s when things begin to change. That’s when China’s behavior is going to change.”

Biden has not quite clarified which “allies” are supposed to help America achieve this goal. Most of them in the Pacific region – Australia, Japan, and South Korea, to name a few – joined the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a China-led trade bloc specifically designed to grow China’s influence on other state economies at America’s expense.

Biden has also reportedly chosen in career diplomat Antony Blinken a secretary of state that has vocally called economic independence from China a “mistake.”

Author: Frances Martel

Source: Breitbart: Six Disastrous Obama-Era Foreign Policies Set to Return Under Biden

YouTube used Thanksgiving as an opportunity to scold Americans for how indigenous peoples were treated historically.

“For Indigenous and Native Americans, the fourth Thursday of November is dedicated to Indigenous history, activism, and resistance,” the official Twitter account of YouTube wrote. “It’s called Unthanksgiving.”

“Unthanksgiving is about acknowledging, educating, and honoring centuries of Indigenous resistance,” the Google-owned company explained. “Coinciding with New England’s National Day of Mourning, Unthanksgiving activates Alcatraz Island, the site of a 19-month occupation by Bay Area Natives in 1969.”

“For generations, Native Americans and Indigenous persons have shared their experiences, using Unthanksgiving as an opportunity for intergenerational and intercultural dialogue,” YouTube continued.

“Generations before have lived on these lands. Days like Unthanksgiving are opportunities for learning and understanding whose land you live on,” the company added.

Unthanksgiving Day, which has been held annually since 1975, coincides with the National Day of Mourning, a similar protest that has been held since 1970 in Massachusetts.

According to the book “Indians of North America: Alcatraz,” which was published in 1995:

The nineteen-month occupation of Alcatraz Island that began on November 20, 1969 is a watershed in the American Indian protest and activist movement. Prior to this event, Indian activism was generally tribal in nature, centered in small geographic areas, and focused on specific issues such as illegal trespass on Indian lands or violation of Indian treaty rights for access to traditional hunting and fishing sites. The Alcatraz occupation brought together hundreds of Indian people who came to live on the island and thousands more who identified with the call for self-determination, autonomy, and respect for Indian culture.

Today, the Alcatraz occupation is recognized as the springboard for the rise of Indian activism that began in 1969 and continued into the late 1970s, as evidence by the large number of occupations that occurred shortly after the November 20, 1969 landing. These occupations continued through the BIA headquarters takeover in 1972, Wounded Knee II in 1973, and the June 26, 1975 shootout between American Indian Movement members and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Alcatraz was the catalyst for this new activism as it became more organized and more “pan-Indian.” Many of the approximately seventy-four occupations of federal facilities and private lands that followed Alcatraz were either planned by or included people who had been involved in the occupation of the island.

The Indian people who organized the occupation and those who participated either by living on the island or working to solicit donations of money, water, food, or electrical generators, came from all walks of life. Some, like Richard Oakes and LaNada Boyer, were college students trying to better themselves and Indian people through education. Others, such as Adam (Nordwall) Fortunate Eagle, Dorothy Lonewolf Miller, and Stella Leach, had relocated to the Bay Area and were successful in their own businesses or careers. As the occupation gained international attention, Indian people came from Canada, from South America, and from Indian reservations across the United States to show support for those who had taken a stand against the federal government. Thousands came; some stayed, and others carried the message home to their reservations that Alcatraz was a clarion call for the rise of Red Power.

As of publication, YouTube’s initial tweet is ratioed, and the comments are almost universally negative.

Author James Lindsay tweeted a warning sign with the caption: “This claim about entire populations being activists by default is disputed. Learn more about how people, even members of ‘oppressed’ groups, can think for themselves.”

Australian commentator and writer Rita Panahi applauded Lindsay’s tweet.

YouTuber Benjamin Boyce decided to update his “woke calendar.”

User @Miss_Maggie6 blasted YouTube, suggesting they speak about the oppression of Uyghurs in communist China come Chinese New Year.

And podcast host and writer Spencer Klavan simply said: “Lol nah.”

Author: Jon Brown

Source: Daily Wire: ‘Unthanksgiving’: YouTube Scolds Americans For Treatment Of Indigenous Peoples, Gets Dragged On Twitter

Although Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has received widespread praise from the mainstream media for his prospective Cabinet picks, there are some signs of scandal brewing beneath the surface.

According to recent reports, Biden’s choice to serve as secretary of state discussed meeting with Hunter Biden regarding “advice” while the younger Biden sat on the board of Ukrainian energy firm Bursima Holdings.

“I know you are impossibly busy”

Hunter Biden, the former vice president’s son, attracted significant scrutiny in the weeks leading up to Election Day, particularly based on the contents of a laptop, which fueled allegations that Joe Biden leveraged his political influence to benefit his son.

That scandal prompted renewed concerns among conservatives that the elder Biden could be compromised by foreign entities including China.

One email reportedly leaked from Hunter Biden’s laptop suggested that his father knew more about his foreign business ties than previously admitted, including evidence that the prominent Democrat met with an executive from Burisma while his son sat on its board.

According to an email from May 2015, the younger Biden sought a meeting with Blinken, a family friend and close ally of his father, for “advice” shortly after he took the board position at Burisma.

“Have a few minutes next week to grab a cup of coffee?” he asked. “I know you are impossibly busy, but would like to get your advice on a couple of things.”

Senators take note of Blinken-Biden meeting

Blinken, then serving as deputy secretary of state under the Obama administration, responded: “Absolutely.”

Although a meeting had been scheduled for later that month, a terminal illness impacting Hunter Biden’s brother, Beau, led to a postponement until July.

The emails were uncovered last year as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request, leading to an inquiry about a year ago by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI).

They sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in an effort to find out more about the nature of the meeting between Blinken and Biden.

Joe Biden’s announcement that Blinken would serve as a key Cabinet secretary in his administration, however, provided new relevance to the narrative.

Author: Matthew Boose

Source: Conservative Institute: Biden’s secretary of state pick discussed meeting in 2015 to offer Hunter Biden ‘advice’

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