Jeffrey Lord

Liz Cheney

Liz Cheney Is Out

She’s out. Here’s the headline from Fox News:

Liz Cheney ousted from role as House GOP Conference chair; replacement still unclear
Cheney pledges to ensure Trump ‘never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office’ on her way out

The House Republicans took a voice vote and the Wyoming Congresswoman, who persisted in standing up for voter fraud because of her intense personal dislike of Donald Trump, was out.

It took a matter of minutes before Cheney said this:

“I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office. We have seen the danger that he continues to provoke with his language. We have seen his lack of commitment and dedication to the Constitution, and I think it’s very important that we make sure whomever we elect, is somebody who will be faithful to the Constitution.”

Ya can’t make it up. In my own home state of Pennsylvania, Republican election observers were forced to use – literally – binoculars to observe the vote counting or were placed at least six feet from the counting stations – utterly unable to do their jobs. But that was just fine with Liz Cheney.

The Pennsylvania Secretary of State violated the Pennsylvania Constitution – but Cheney could not have cared less.

On and on and on went the obstruction in Pennsylvania of an honest, fair and constitutional election – and Liz Cheney went along with all of it.

Her Republican colleagues had finally had enough. One suspects her Wyoming constituents will do everything thing they can to make sure Liz Cheney never gets anywhere near public office again.

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Disney Stands Up For Woke Racism

Somewhere Walt Disney is furious.  With all the unwitting ostentatiousness of 1960’s segregationists, today’s version of Walt’s fabled company – the emblem of which has since its inception been a mouse with black skin and a white face – Disney is now going woke.

Journalist Christopher Rufo has unearthed the woke tyranny that is circulated by today’s Disney officials and tweeted it out:

According to a trove of whistleblower materials, Disney has launched a “diversity and inclusion” program, called “Reimagine Tomorrow,” which includes trainings on “systemic racism,” “white privilege,” “white fragility,” “white saviors,” “microaggressions,” and “antiracism.”

Got that? The American treasure that was the fantasy-land of Disney, begun with talking mice, ducks and a dog and now seemingly endless exhibits, rides and adventures at its two mega-parks Disneyland and Disney World is now going full scale woke.

The one-time dreamland for children and not a few adults is now morphing into a wonderland of racism.

Based on this distinctly race-based Disney company policy there are, um, questions.

Donald Duck and his significant other Daisy, not to mention his three nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, not to mention his uncles Professor Ludwig Von Drake and Scrooge McDuck are…gasp!…all white! Will Donald and his flock of white ducks be getting quacky tutorials on white duck privilege, white duck fragility and the systemic racism of white duckism? Will Snow White become Snow Black? Why is Goofy black?

 

Disney Stands Up For Woke Racism 1 Disney’s Big Bad Wolf is black – with a white face. Hmmm.  Will his color be changed as an admission that the depiction of a Big Bad Wolf as black is a vivid example of systemic cartoon racism? Will the tale of three pink little pigs being threatened by the black Big Bad Wolf be re-written? Why is Clarabelle Cow black with, yes, a white face? Why is Hercules a white guy? For that matter, why is Scar the bad lion in The Lion King  – yellow? Is Disney anti-Asian? Will Scar be lectured on micro-aggressions?

This would all be hilarious if in fact, it were not so deadly serious. What Disney has signed on to is woke-ism…. dividing Americans by race.

And there’s nothing magical about that.

Soviet Union

America, The New Soviet Union?

Over there at Fox News, Victor Davis Hanson, a distinguished fellow of the Center for American Greatness, has posited an uncomfortably on-the-mark question. That question: Is America headed down the same road to perdition that built, ran and finally destroyed the old Soviet Union?

The latter, recall, was the gold standard of Communism. It was the ideal state as imagined and built by Lenin, run by Stalin and a succession of Communist dictators. President Ronald Reagan, pushing hard to win the Cold War with the Soviets outright – over the opposition of his left-wing American critics – predicted that the Communist state would eventually collapse in on itself and be relegated to the “ash heap of history.” Reagan was right.

But why? What were the dominant characteristics of the Soviet Union in its brutally harsh run from its birth pangs in the 1917 Russian Revolution and then from its formal 1922 beginning until its collapse in 1991? Hanson lists ten characteristics of the vicious, brutal Communist regime that should give Americans considerable pause at their increasing familiarity right here in the good old USA. They are:

1. There was no escape from ideological indoctrination – anywhere.

2. The Soviets fused their press with the government.

3. The Soviet surveillance state enlisted apparatchiks and lackeys to ferret out ideological dissidents.

4. The Soviet educational system sought not to enlighten but to indoctrinate young minds in proper government-approved thought.

5. The Soviet Union was run by a pampered elite, exempt from the ramifications of their own radical ideologies.

6. The Soviets mastered Trotskyization, or the rewriting and airbrushing away of history to fabricate present reality.

7. The Soviets created a climate of fear and rewarded stool pigeons for rooting out all potential enemies of the people.

8. Soviet prosecutors and courts were weaponized according to ideology.

9. The Soviets doled out prizes on the basis of correct Soviet thought.

10. The Soviets offered no apologies for extinguishing freedom.

As always, Hanson, a serious historian and student of the ways of Communism has hit the mark here, and I would encourage you to go over there to the Fox site to read his piece in detail.

But to offer a few examples of my own of current events matching Hanson’s description?

Take # 8 – “Soviet prosecutors and courts were weaponized according to ideology.”  The other day Americans learned there had been a dawn raid on the home and office of Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani, of course, is now the lawyer for former President Trump, not to mention having served President Reagan as the United States Associate Attorney General, the  U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and, famously, as the Mayor of New York during 9/11. Yet here is the federal government, run by the leftist bureaucrats of the Biden administration, literally swooping in on a private lawyer, demanding and collecting all of his “devices” – ie: cell phones and computers – and specifically refusing to take the copies of the hard drive of Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop legally in Giuliani’s possession.

Then there’s  # 6 – “The Soviets mastered Trotskyization, or the rewriting and airbrushing away of history to fabricate present reality.”
As we speak the Left is pushing the so-called “1619 Project” on American public schools. The project is a deliberate and false re-writing of American history to claim that the United States of America was founded not in 1776 with the objective of freedom from Great Britain but was rather founded in 1619 when slaves first landed in Virginia.

And don’t forget # 1 – “There was no escape from ideological indoctrination – anywhere.” As of this moment, Major League Baseball has pulled the All-Star game from Atlanta because Georgia passed a voting rights law that was disapproved by the far left – in spite of the law expanding voting rights for all Georgians. Over at the NBA, basketball fans have been subjected to one player after another “taking a knee” during the playing of the national anthem to protest America. Turn on your cable television and there is one network after another constantly presenting news through the lens of leftist ideological indoctrination. The Oscars were awash in leftist presentations in a ceremony that was originally designed to simply recognize excellence in film making. In other words, from sports to television, film, education, big business and more, the leftist “woke” crowd is force-feeding ideological indoctrination into one American institution after another, exactly on the model of the Soviet Union.

The real question now is will Americans begin to fight back against all of this distinctly un-American – and dangerous – nonsense?

The betting here is yes. And the sooner the better.

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Remember When Trump Accused Kerry of Violating the Logan Act? Uh-Oh

Ya can’t make it up. Here – right here – is then-President Trump accusing then-former Secretary of State John Kerry of violating the Logan Act:

The Logan Act, to remind, was passed in the long-ago dawn of the Republic in 1799 – when John Adams was busy being the second President of the United States! To crib from Wikipedia, the Logan Act “criminalizes negotiation by unauthorized American citizens with foreign governments having a dispute with the United States. The intent behind the Act is to prevent unauthorized negotiations from undermining the government’s position.” Violation of the Logan Act is a felony.

The Logan Act has been rarely used in American history. Yet it was in the news not that long ago that Democrats were demanding the Logan Act be invoked against then-President-elect Trump’s incoming national security adviser General Michael Flynn.

Recall that the accusation against Flynn revolved around his conversation with the Russian Ambassador – a conversation well within his rights as he was the named if not yet installed National Security adviser to the incoming president. There was nothing in the least wrong, much less illegal, about this. Way back in 1976, then ex-Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter, then the new Democratic presidential nominee, dispatched the longtime statesman and Democrat, Ambassador Averill Harriman, to the Soviet Union for talks with President Leonid Brezhnev. No one blinked.

But in 2017, 17 House Democrats on the Oversight and Government Reform committee demanded that because General Flynn “secretly discussed with the Russian ambassador, in possible violation of the Logan Act, sanctions imposed by President Obama” Flynn should be investigated and prosecuted.

In 2020, declassified documents revealed that in January of 2017 then-outgoing Vice President Joe Biden suggested in an Oval Office meeting with President Obama that Flynn be prosecuted. It didn’t happen. Flynn, take note, was later prosecuted for making false statements to the FBI.

Now? Now here comes the validation that what President Trump was discussing about John Kerry in 2018 was in fact correct. Kerry, per the leaked tapes out of Iran, was indeed having conversations with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. He is, with specificity, said by Zarif to have told the Iranian about “over 200 covert Israeli attacks on Iranian interests in Syria.” 

Astonished Republican Senators are abruptly calling for Kerry to be investigated if not fired by Biden outright.

All of which is to remind that, yes again, then-President Trump was 100% right about Kerry in 2018.

Did White Cop Save Life of Black Teenage Girl In Ohio Shooting?

The viral video, nearby, is from a police officer’s bodycam. The city: Columbus, Ohio.

And lo and behold what do we see? The arm of a white police officer, with a gun, shooting a black female teenager…with a knife. And what was that knife-wielding 15 year old,  Makiyah Bryan by name, doing? Quite clearly she is holding that large knife and is poised to stab….what appears to be another black teenage girl.

You read that right. That white police officer appears to have saved the life of an unarmed teenage black girl who was in imminent danger of being stabbed, if not stabbed to death. The intended victim, in a pink sweatsuit, is seen struggling furiously with Bryant and attempting to get free, to run away. With the assist from the police officer, she did – and is alive to tell the tale.

But is this in the headlines? No.  What is in the headlines is the same old liberal media narrative – white cop shoots and kills a black person.
Without question, the officer in question did just that. But as the video shows clearly, he did so to save the life of another teenage girl who appears to be, yes, black.

Where are the interviews with that girl? Where are the interviews with her presumably grateful parents and friends?

Not to be found. Why? Maybe because the reality of a white police officer saving the life of a black teenage girl doesn’t fit the liberal media narrative?

Shocking. Not.

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