I've written many poor columns under the REALITIES title during the past 30 years. Last week's was perhaps the worst. My apologies for the muddled organization.

Dolly Parton's daddy described the problem as well as anyone - putting 50 pounds of mud in a five-pound bag. In this case the mud was conclusive historical information about higher education, politics, religion, and communism. It was all inspired by a book, "The Breakdown of Higher Education" by distinguished Professor Emeritus, John M. Ellis, (University of California, Santa Cruz). I bought the book shortly after learning of Chinese billionaire Guo Wengei's, revelation that "the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) assigns $2 billion every year to pay off the Vatican for its silence concerning atrocities by Beijing."

I had also just verified the Vatican's support for communism and socialism across the globe, and generations of infiltrated homo-predator priests and bishops into the church in order to destroy it from within. (Bella Dodd, a high-ranking member of the U.S. Communist Party, "June 17 and 18, 1953, testified before the U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee. She herself claims to have orchestrated the placement of 1,100 men into U.S. seminaries.) Disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was one of the communist plants (recently re-activated by Pope Francis to finalize the new Vatican-Beijing billion dollar deal.) See also: Michael Voris, S.T.B. ChurchMilitant.com • February 21, 2019.

Add this to what I know of anarchist-socialist billionaire George Soros, et al, and their gifts of millions to Marxist Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and other radical groups seeking to destroy our American Constitutional culture, and the steam begins to rise.

But I digress. The point of Professor Ellis' book is to show incontrovertible proof that the hiring policies in our institutions of higher learning have been, for decades, deliberately rigged to hire liberal and radical educators and to exclude conservative, traditional teachers and professors. These radical professors are mostly socialist and communist sympathizers who teach their students anarchism and hatred for America. This goes along with what Professor Ellis sees as "...a campus atmosphere where a vicious intolerance for right-of-center opinion makes serious discussion of the issues of the day impossible." Also, "...a virtual end to teaching of the U.S. Constitution, and U.S. history no longer taught in a balanced and intelligent way but instead used to further the radicals' war against their own society;..."

Ellis's study demonstrates that, for example, "The left/right ratio in English departments had already become 88 to 3 [in 1999], and in political science it [has become] 81 to 2." His report to the Regents of the University of California, which he wrote as president of CAS at the time, was, and is today, rejected. "...but it's no exaggeration to say that the record of corruption that we documented in our report was only augmented by the dishonesty of the university' reaction to it."

We're looking at a seamless web of aggressive globalism, facilitated in the U.S. by politically liberal higher education. With 1.5 billion Communist Chinese, snuggling up to the homo-predator Catholic prelates, (leading 1.5 billion souls) together with the leftist global media, millions of radical teachers and department heads at all levels, and the Democratic Party cheering it all along, democracy is suffocating. What this entire galactic psycho mob has in common is a hysterical hatred of religion (especially Judeo-Christianity), a hatred for democracy, and a hatred for freedom. It strives for communism over democracy. This is clearly seen in the adamant hostility exhibited by many antidemocratic governors and mayors (examples: Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Seattle Jenny Durkan, and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler), Democrats all. Without checking, I'm confident all are products of large public universities, just practicing what they learned on campus.
(I fear I have repeated last week's mistakes - subject too large, time too small.)

In short, a world-wide antidemocratic revolution is occurring today. The U.S. political Left is playing a crucial role, utilizing our Marxist-leaning media, socialist-ordered higher education, utterly corrupt religious (Vatican) government, wholly complicit Democratic Party, with the totalitarian muscle of the communist People's Republic of China - and Xi Jinping as self-appointed "President for Life"; just another politician hoping for eternal shelf life.

Professor Ellis' book, The Breakdown of Higher Education, How it Happened, the damage it does, & what can be done, is the first precisely documented evidence of the deliberate destruction of what John Stuart Mill, in his 1859 book On Liberty, referred to as the Marketplace of Ideas.

So far, the only thing stronger than today's Democratic-anarchist fury is the feebleness of Republican resolve.

 


 

I must sadly report the passing of a great lady, Florine Data. Florine had just celebrated her 103rd birthday and will be greatly missed. Obituary next week.

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Nearly all European schools are now reopening. This due to several very large surveys on the health of children during this pandemic. We need to do the same thing for the sake of our children's health - physical and psychological. School districts that keep the kids locked out may cause serious educational and psychological damage.
Time to open our schools again!

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This is a watershed time for America; a time of maximum danger from many directions.

This sort of alarm has become almost routine at election time today; like hearing the cry of "wolf!" too often, too many false alarms relaxes normal defense awareness.

These dangers to our nation have become so numerous and interconnected they have lulled us into thinking of this condition as just a normal, confused, and disordered time. But the times are neither normal nor disordered.

John M. Ellis explains in his new book The Breakdown of Higher Education, How it Happened, the Damage it Does, & What Can Be Done" why everything has changed in our universities through "a deliberate pattern of political hiring" since 1969. This produced the radical hierarchy of professors, who in turn produce radical students, who then help produce the mobs now burning down America's neighborhoods.

This is the status quo in higher education, according to accurate studies. This is not a normal condition, and certainly not "disordered''; it is tightly ordered as Ellis' book details. This is an order connecting radicals, as by the year 2000 "...they were hellbent on hiring fellow radicals."

Mr. Ellis, "Distinguished Professor Emeritus of German Literature at University of California, Santa Cruz", shows "The deceitfulness that is inevitable in the use of academia by political radicals to advance their agenda eventually draws almost everyone else on the campuses into it [radical activity]."

With little more than 100 words left to me, I have to condense, extremely.

Again, the "ordered" (not disordered) connection: Radical academia is thus connected to radical politics, which is connected to (and promoted by) radical leftist media, all of which financially support anarchists such as Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and by billionaire anarchists like George Soros, and multiple liberal nonprofit organizations. For example, BLM is reported to have received approximately $400 million from the above.

Academia supplies the anarchist leaders, political science departments, and law schools in particular which ignited the spark that has kept America burning for months now.

Now, with America entirely distracted by political chaos, we should remember her enemies are an integral part of the destruction plan. China poisoned us, and the rest of the world, infecting every part of our lives--religious, political, financial, medical, social, commercial, etc. The plan to bring America down started in academia and merges into China and other lethal enemies.

So, don't blame Trump who is working to restore normalcy, as he did for nearly four years.

 


 
SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE NAVY

As I look at the video of the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego where "Navy officials are unclear how long the blaze might continue to burn", I have to believe there is something systemically wrong with US Naval leadership. There have been too many serious malfunctions in this system. I have to also believe this sort of catastrophe shouldn't happen these days without a little help from a saboteur. Too many "coincidences".

But this is just the most recent such disaster produced in a long string of outrageous Naval derelictions of duty and incompetence - as I feel certain the explosion and fire aboard this small carrier will eventually show.

A quick glance at some of our Navy's deadly blunders and criminal malfeasance during past decades:

"The $35 million “Fat Leonard” corruption scandal threatens to decimate an entire generation of experienced U.S. Navy officers." ..." In December of 2015, the Navy summoned 200 admirals to a meeting in Washington and revealed that 30 of them were under criminal investigation. The scandal would eventually reveal pervasive corruption within the Navy’s contracting process, a deeply dysfunctional system of oversight and a years-long cover up."

Then there was the Tailhook scandal in 1991, mostly resulting from wild Las Vegas party - the results here seriously damaging the Navy due to officious Congressional feminist interference.

There have been many incidents of deadly professional negligence and incompetence such as the 2000 suicide boat attack on USS Cole in Yemen that killed 17 sailors. The Captain should have known of the obvious danger and taken precautions.

Naval collisions: [photo] "The guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain ... crashed in the summer of 2017, killing 10 sailors." "...was sailing east of Singapore and preparing to stop in the port when the collision with the Liberian-flagged vessel occurred."

"A scathing internal Navy probe into the 2017 collision that drowned seven sailors on the guided-missile destroyer Fitzgerald details a far longer list of problems plaguing the vessel, its crew and superior commands than the service has publicly admitted."

The USS nuclear powered aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt was effectively disabled by corona virus contamination of crew members. "The US Navy has declined to reinstate ousted Captain Brett Crozier as Commanding Officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt following an investigation into the handling of an outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus onboard. The outbreak led to Crozier’s firing and the resignation of former Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly.”

One - the ship should not have given a 5-day shore leave in Vietnam which was infected with the virus, knowing sailors do have fun on shore leave. The Captain should not have panicked and fired off 30-something emails for assistance. This did incredible harm by informing our Chinese enemies that the Captain is weak, and his ship vulnerable. We need more men like Bull Halsey, Fleet Admiral in the United States Navy during World War II. Quote: Hit hard, hit fast, hit often. Instead of EEEEK! There's a virus onboard. The "Roosevelt" is the most powerful naval ship in the world. It is also the foremost symbol of American naval strength in the Southeast and Fareast.

The Chinese only look with contempt at the Captain pushing the panic button on the Theodore Roosevelt that day.

Lastly, I could go much longer, it has been reported that 85-percent of naval officers no longer know how to navigate by the old instruments, like the sextant. If modern electronic instruments fail or are destroyed, the ship is lost. I hear this is being remedied.

The burning USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego is a warning of a serious soft spot in US Navy leadership. It will cost us dearly when the communist Chinese attack Taiwan, soon.

 


 

Just a few observations first:

DRUDGE: "Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again..." Did we just stop manufacturing masks in the middle of the pandemic?

DRUDGE: "Can United States pull itself together?" Answer: Not as long as the Democratic Party continues to tear us apart.

DRUDGE: [photo] A "couple recorded defacing a Black Lives Matter mural that was painted in front of a California courthouse has been charged with three misdemeanors, including a hate crime, prosecutors today announced.” This is an OUTRAGEOUS miscarriage of justice! The prosecutors themselves should be arrested for violating this couple's constitutional rights.

The so-called "mural" is an enormous BLM slogan painted on the surface of a public street. Since when can a political organization use public street surfaces to paint their slogans? That in itself is a crime of vandalism - unless state lawmakers have now been bought-off by the hate-filled anarchists of Black Lives Mater and Antifa, through the auspices of billionaire George Soros. Do BLM and Antifa now own our surface streets? It appears so. This couple should, instead, be commended for volunteering to keep their city streets free of graffiti.

BLM is a racist, Marxist hate group, supported by the Democratic Party and a slew of giant corporations and liberal non-profit foundations. In particular, BLM (and Antifa) seek to destroy traditional American culture ("We [BLM] disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure...".) Check out their website "About" page to see how this group hates America and its foundational morals and history. To charge anyone with a "hate crime" for seeking to halt BLM's own aggressive hate program, is alarmingly unconstitutional.

Has the California City of Martinez adopted BLM as a government agency? Can the Republican Party also paint huge slogans on its streets? How about the National Rifle Association? Who's going to clean up and pay for the mess? Why not save some street space for slogans like "Support your Local Police!"?

Hate cops? Hate white people? Hate America? Hate our Constitution? Visit the City of Martinez where you can wallow in the culture of Black Lives Matter.

 


 

Well, it takes just a quick glance at the front page of today's DRUDGE REPORT to confirm Matt Drudge as a turncoat. Once a strong supporter of President Trump, he is today part of the fifth column determined to destroy the presidency. Described as "one of the most successful digital media entrepreneurs in the world" Drudge has slithered back into the swamp, no longer trusted by conservatives. I think of him now as clone of little Adam Schiff.

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Halfwit Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has finally condescended to rid her city of the 3-week-old BLM and Antifa infestation. A Democrat who served as US attorney under former President Barack Obama, Durkan is facing demands to resign over her coddling of protesters in the city and CHOP ("Capitol Hill Occupation Protest") zone.

One teenager, 16, was fatally shot after being taken to hospital. The other victim, 14, is in intensive care.

SEATTLE - "Police officers moved in and cleared an area near downtown Seattle early Wednesday where demonstrators had surrounded a police station and established a “no cop” zone amid national protests over police brutality" after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The "NO COP" idea ended, as conservatives expected, with multiple shooting deaths, a rape, multiple property crimes, and a number of non-lethal shootings.

This mess in Seattle is just another manifestation of the Marxist political Black Lives Matter movement throughout the nation, paid for by George Soros and others.

The movement is supported by Democrats, who occupy all of the governorships and mayoralties impacted by most of this violence. Dem Mayor Durkan ordered the Seattle Police Depart to abandon their east precinct during the standoff with protesters, who quickly burned it down. This forced surrender to violent protesters is shameful, but entirely the fault of the Mayor, not the police force. Democrats have no shame. The chaos we see today will continue and accelerate if Trump is defeated and weak-minded Joe Biden is elected.

"The order to vacate the area came amid growing tensions over how to handle an area that was cordoned off as a symbolic statement by protesters after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis." You can be sure that the name of George Floyd has been almost forgotten in the BLM's feverish lust for power and carnage across our nation.

Our young people must learn, again, about the reality of godless Marxism and individuals who support it today, as does George Soros. Marxist communism is, next to historic Islam, the greatest slaver and killer of people in human history. China and the Russian Soviet Union were and remain (the USSR's intentions persist in Russia) the most wanton predators of human life.

It's time to stand up and defend against these forces that are burning down America and her magnificent history! These are the times that demonstrate the vital importance of our Second Amendment, the God-given RIGHT to keep and bear arms.

 


 

I think most Americans still don't believe America is at war with itself; a new civil war instigated by far-left Democrats in league with the media, huge banks, Antifa, and other corporate giants. It's all Marxist oriented designed to change our free market culture into a socialist system.

Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) are subsidized with hundreds of millions of dollars by socialists like George Soros, who has already contributed $33 million to BLM. The Ford Foundation, Borealis philanthropy, and Act Blue (Democratic fund-raising organization) are raising more millions to activate these anarchist organizations

The radically socialist Catholic clergy (Bishop Wilton Gregory et al.) also strongly urge support for these anti-Catholic revolutionary groups, even though they promote abortion and homosexuality, anathema in the Church. "ROME — Exiled Chinese dissident Guo Wengui alleged this weekend the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) “allocates $2 billion a year” to pay off the Vatican for its silence concerning Chinese atrocities. Guo has previously stated that China has drafted a complete strategy for world domination known by the initials “BGY,” which stands for Blue (control the Internet), Gold (buy influence with money), and Yellow (seduce key people with sex)."

This revelation should alert everyone to the present moral depravity of the Francis papacy and its nefarious political skullduggery, i.e. BLM.

CNN [curiously] asks: "What does Black Lives Matter want? Not sure? How about this. Can you cite a moment in which a BLM leader passionately and eloquently denounced the recent shooting deaths of eight police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge? Can you name one or two leaders from the movement?"

That's easy to answer. BLM wants what communism has always wanted: control over, and destruction of Western democracy, through riotous chaos. How better to do that than to advance cowardly leadership and the abolition of police forces? Stampede the sheep - "Cry 'Havoc!, 'and let slip the dogs of war." Remember the passion of the BLM arsonists and stone throwers. George Zimmerman was acquitted by a jury of his peers, but the BLM rioters are so high on chaos and terror that the outrageous murder of George Floyd is now almost an afterthought. Mayhem is a contagion more deadly than a virus and BLM is completely infected with it. The only cure for the BLM virus is extreme lockdown - behind bars. The only way this can work is through true LEADERSHIP, of an Andrew Jackson type.

The emotional powers of the radical liberal Left have coalesced and feed a true whirlwind of historical world instability. This sweeps-in governments, religion, economies, and education. Communism wants to dominate, religious morals have withered in a decadent (Catholic & Protestant) hierarchy, the value of money is uncertain, and western educational values are no longer passed-on to new generations.

Black Lives Matter is just another festering abscess on the American body politic. We have to excise it to remain healthy, and pray for the resurrection of American Constitutional values, which are being drowned in a sea of ignorance and hate.

 

Enough! I've had enough of rioting radical leftist Democrats . I would, however, pause to thank them for identifying themselves for the rest of us, - the law-abiding, God-fearing, proud Americans. Because it's vitally important to know one's enemy.

Since the 1992 LA (Rodney King) riots, down through the Oakland, Anaheim, Ferguson, Baltimore, (Ferguson anniversary), Milwaukee, Charlotte, George Floyd, and most recently, Rayshard Brooks, riots, rioting seems to have become a perpetual phenomena. The death on one citizen can never justify the deaths of hundreds or thousands, and the destruction of billions of dollars of personal property (belonging to innocent citizens). Our Constitution is designed to avoid this sort of chaos.

What surprises me is the extent to which the Marxist Saul Alinsky true believers have taken over the offices of this nation's governorships, mayoralties, city councils, even (minority) chiefs of police. This is a raw betrayal of the trust placed in them by their constituencies. I have to ask how this has happened in a nation still composed mostly of patriotic citizens.

This shift from the normal American attitude of, let's say, the 1950s, to the seditious leadership of today, surged into American political and religious thinking after 1960, from the poisonous spawn of Karl Marx, about 150-years ago. The anarchists burning down America today are avid followers of the late Marxist Saul Alinsky, following Alinsky's infamous Rules for Radicals. Members of Antifa and Black Lives Matter are adherents to these seditious rules. Being Marxist-oriented, both groups depend upon lies for their existence. Antifa is defined as "a person or group actively opposing fascism" which is itself a lie on stilts. Antifa is a primary cause of devastating riots - and the defamation of our police agencies. Both groups instigate hate, conflict, and chaos. One Alinsky rule: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." They use this daily against Trump.

Only strong leadership will end this current insurrection; but this is nowhere to be found within the Democratic Party, which is full of anarchistic sympathizers and milquetoast leadership, like Mayor Bill de Blasio.

If you are a conservative person today, clinging to strong political and religious tradition, you might wonder how we got to this troubled place. It didn't happen suddenly, it happened by listening to leftist propaganda, and ignoring common sense warnings. Americans are naive, and naiveté is a deadly thing. It happened in the schools and in weak church catechesis. Progressivist America is playing God. Our science has abandoned traditional moral values. Human life is trifled with: "Human gene editing is a taboo topic - the birth of two genetically modified babies in 2018 proved incredibly controversial, and editing embryos beyond experimentation is not allowed in the U.S. The scientists in London conducted short-term research on a set of 25 donated embryos." We're speaking (traditionally) here of "editing" 25 eternal human souls.

So, tens of thousands of rioters seek revenge for their cause, by killing other, innocent, people and destroying livelihoods. Our nation was created by and for a religious people who love liberty, based upon their Constitution, with its Bill of Rights. We've heard and seen enough of leftist demagoguery and communist terror. It's time to stand up and fight for the restoration of law and order in America, and to defeat those who won't. This cannot be done without strong, unwavering support for law enforcement. So - let's roll!

 

In an effort at full disclosure, and to avoid charges of bigotry, I am a practicing, traditional member of the Roman Catholic Church. I've dedicated space this week to demonstrate the unprecedented scale of anti-Trump attacks by the radical left, which clearly includes much of the liberal Catholic hierarchy.

This is a time of crisis in American history. Communist radicals and their Democratic Party sympathizers, lay siege to our Constitution with many members of the radical Catholic hierarchy sympathetic to anarchists and globalists in efforts to bring down the President of the United States. This column includes a recent example.

At the same time, a singular group of traditionalist members of that same hierarchy stand fast to halt these enemies of religious freedom. They alert America to the fact that her very way of life is jeopardized by the rioting and the manipulation of racial issues. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Archbishop of the Catholic Church, who served as the Apostolic Nuncio (ambassador) to the United States from 19 October 2011 to 12 April 2016, is one of these chosen few. He wrote a letter to President Trump thanking him for standing up for pro-life efforts by visiting the Pope John Paul II National Shrine in DC.

President Trump is being attacked from every side in attempts to destroy his presidency and replace him with a radical leftist Democrat. Even former presidents and cabinet members have shamed themselves by joining the anti-Trump insurrection. In an extraordinary example of political machinations, Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory condemned President Trump for "egregiously misusing and manipulating in a fashion that violates our religious principles" by visiting the shrine.

I will be quoting from Church Militant, now the largest and most respected website focusing on sexual and monetary crimes within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church today - in an effort to help clean it up. Under Pope Francis the Church has become largely politicized and radically anti-Trump. Archbishop Wilton Gregory belongs in prison, not presiding as a booster for the anti-Trump Democratic Party in Washington, DC. He exemplifies the problem of homo-predators in the hierarchy, and bishops shadowing the ballot box. Time to identify the enemy.

Wilton Gregory Is Revolting. But he's not the only one.

June 4, 2020. Church Militant - The Vortex By Michael Voris:

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020 when President Donald Trump went to the Pope John Paul II National Shrine, the religious hypocrites came falling out of the rafters. Chief among them was D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory.

Listen to the raging hypocrisy of a statement he felt compelled to issue in view of the president's visit: "I find it baffling and reprehensible that any Catholic facility would allow itself to be so egregiously misused and manipulated in a fashion that violates our religious principles, which call us to defend the rights of all people, even those with whom we might disagree."

What a filthy man to utter those words — he who has spent an entire career so egregiously misusing and manipulating the Church of God to advance sodomy and appeal to falsehoods

A little background on this revolting man is in order.

First, he was named as being a homosexual himself by the late Fr. Richard Sipe, who conducted extensive research of the homo-predator clergy sex abuse in the Church. This would stand to reason since he was consecrated bishop by the satanic homosexual predator Archbishop of Chicago Joseph Bernardin. Bernardin, for the record, produced more homosexual bishops in the U.S. hierarchy than you could count, Gregory being one of them.

Bernardin's chancery in Chicago was more of a gay bathhouse than a chancery, so he has absolutely zero business talking about misusing and manipulating the Church.

He [Gregory] carried his gay filth to Atlanta when he became Archbishop there, throwing open wide the doors to all things pro-sodomy, including a blasphemous group called Fortunate Families, which wants nothing to do with chastity or the courage to fight the sin of sodomy. Of course, it's all in keeping with Gregory's m-o.

And of course, the spiritual destroyer was tapped last year to move into the role of cover-up artist supreme when he took over the Archdiocese of D.C. to conceal all information about the rotten liar Cardinal Donald Wuerl and his predecessor, the homo-predator Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

They [liberal bishops] presided over the most filthy era of crime in the Church's history — an international crime syndicate which destroyed the lives of thousands of teenage boys and then lied about it for decades, shredded documents, spent tens — if not hundreds — of millions of your [Catholic parishioners] money on high-powered legal teams, paid out billions in secret settlements, bankrupted two-dozen dioceses, wiped out the faith of tens of millions of Catholics and destroyed the faith of future generations. Their destruction has been so total, so complete, that it boggles the mind.

Archbishop Vigano closed the letter assuring President Trump of his prayers for the "beloved American nation." He also extended blessings to Trump, as well as "the first lady, the beloved American nation and all men and women of goodwill." Viganò's warning [letter] comes amid news that Washington, D.C.'s Archbishop Wilton Gregory is ordering his priests to dress in black and protest President Trump at 11 a.m. Monday morning in Lafayette Park — a violation of civil rights, as an employer cannot order staff to participate in a political protest. And then "march to the White House at noon."

As so often, I've taken on a large subject with little time or space. My concern is the deadly grip the radical communist left has on our country, through riots and racial enmity. Judge Jeanine Pirro of FOX TV has provided the most accurate, complete description yet of the death of George Floyd. Clearly, the officer should be charged with FIRST degree murder.

But the chaos attached to his death is completely unjustified, and the rioters are complicit with many other consequential deaths. This nation is founded upon law and order, not emotion. Police officers are sworn guardians of that law and order. Destroying or disrupting this solemn undertaking is tantamount to national suicide.

Beware evil bishops, and those who want to destroy our police forces - they would destroy our freedoms if they could.

 

I've been thinking about this column for a week now. I've watched our country ravaged by anarchists, thieves, and even some citizens who have for seven days mourned the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. We all grieve for Mr. Floyd. His death was an outrageous, unforgivable, homicidal incident, demanding swift justice.

I also feel grief for my country, for the outrage inflicted upon her by its enemies and the enemies of democracy. The loyalty I have nourished for my country is stronger in old age than it was in my youth. I love America for the truth, beauty, and freedom it exemplifies and for the generosity it has bestowed on the rest of the world. The reprehensible evil that a single citizen might due within the 330 million members of good will in our population, should be dealt with reasonably. I'm not talking empty philosophy here, just common sense, which thousands of torch-bearing rioters have forgotten.

There is a deadly mix of intentions driving these rioters. First, there are the well-intentioned citizens expressing emotional sense of loss at the death of an innocent man. Understandable and laudable, within rational limits. Then we have thousands expressing an indiscriminate hatred for cops. Add to this, fanatical, leftist-communist groups like Antifa, other left and right leaning racially activated activists, and we have a mindless marauding hoard adding great injury to business owners seeking to recover from the coronavirus shutdown.

Within this mix, hiding in plain sight with the non-violent protestors, are the true criminal activists, arsonists. A young police officer in Las Vegas was killed today as he was arresting a looter. A rioter walked up and shot him in the head. His wife and family will now also grieve.

In short, America is under siege; we are enduring a carefully structured insurrection, particularly targeting police and other government agencies. Our drawn-out suffering is due to a phenomenal lack of state and local LEADERSHIP.

I've lost sympathy for the City of New York. It voted into office that feckless gelding Mayor de Blasio who has ruined the cohesion of the largest (36,000-strong) police department in the nation. True to his radical Democrat blithering incompetence, his city continues to burn. Governor Cuomo and most other failed Democrat governors and mayors have contributed their incompetence to extending the fray.

Everybody wants to get into the act. That slick-talking dandy, Obama, called on the police and the public to create a “new normal”. Even onetime GOP presidential candidate and longtime Trump supporter, Pat Robertson, has thrown a few stones. I'm shocked at seeing Defense Secretary Esper involving himself in the ridiculous church issue. Trump is being targeted as never before, and that's saying something.

Well, America does have strong, competent leadership in President Donald Trump. He is trying to cure the state failures and stop the insurrection.

I have to finish this thing with a note of hope from Florida.

Sheriff Grady Judd, POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) “The death of George in Minneapolis at the hands of that police officer was outrageous,” Sheriff Grady Judd said. “Had that police officer done here what he did there, he would have been locked up in the county jail by sundown. But Minneapolis is not Polk County,” Judd continued. “And I want to say unequivocally that the community here is unbelievable … But please understand, that if you come here to riot, to loot, to injure people, we’re going to lock you up in the county jail.” Judd emphasized his appreciation for peaceful protests but condemned those who were there over the weekend looting and rioting.

Judd ended his address by speaking on a possible threat they’ve seen referenced on social media that suggests riot activity may start trickling into residential neighborhoods.

“I would tell them, if you value your life, you probably shouldn’t do that in Polk County,” Judd said. “Because the people of Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns, and they’re going to be inside their homes tonight with their guns loaded. And if you try to break into their homes tonight and try to steal, to set fires, I’m highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns.”

I should move to Florida!

 

After all these weeks of being restricted in the production of the paper it was very refreshing to find a group of kids having a small bike race on that beautiful late Memorial Day afternoon. The monotony was finally getting to me with a touch of depression and a bit of anger, especially remembering that this entire plague was inflicted upon an unsuspecting world by communist China.

I prefer to believe this was a deliberate, diabolical act by self-proclaimed President for Life Xi Jinping and his cast of thousands. I believe it was precipitated by fears of a declining Chinese economy vis-à-vis with the extraordinary success of the American economy sparked by President Trump's leadership. China's admitted goal is to replace America as the global superpower by 2049. China saw America's vibrant economic success as the perfect time to inflict chaos and bring it down - to catch us off guard.

China has begun causing trouble in several areas around the world again, using the general confusion brought on by its Coronavirus - the perfect "shi" moment. While Taiwan is the perennial victim of Chinese threats, India is another, as are many African nations.

It's time for the free nations of the world to sever as many economic ties as possible with China. America should lead the way by encouraging American companies that have manufacturing facilities in China to come back home, especially those creating essential goods and services. China must pay a heavy price for this outrageous viral attack by being cut-off from its American markets, particularly in pharmaceuticals.

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Like all small local businesses, the Gazette has been hurt by the lockdown. Next week I will make a proposal to assist all local businesses in a quicker recovery. Until that time stay healthy and get a little sunshine.

 

It's great to see things finally opening up. American citizens have been subjected to unprecedented restrictions upon their everyday activities, business, school, religion, etc. These activities are actually fundamental civil rights guaranteed by our Constitution. The way most of us have accepted government injunctions concerning our most fundamental rights (First and Fourth Amendments) has been unusually cooperative. We are also seeing who the truly power-hungry governors are, as in California. Many have now overreached their original mandate and it's time for them to get out of the way.

But we should never forget who caused the orderly functions of the world to suddenly crash with unparalleled suffering, death, and disorder, by a weaponized coronavirus. The devil in this mix is communist China - in particular - the head communist leader, President for Life, Xi Jinping. In short, he produced a true "novel" virus of an extremely infectious power. This new thing got out of control at his Wuhan Institute of Virology, causing the pandemic.

Wuhan itself was quickly locked down with no air traffic permitted from there to any other Chinese location. However, all international traffic was permitted to all points outside China from Wuhan, deliberately spreading the deadly virus throughout the world, particularly throughout Europe and North America. China denies any responsibility for the attack, which under "normal" circumstances would be recognized as an act of war. The pandemic has caused over 320,000 deaths and is still causing deaths and disabilities. It has disabled thousands of US military troops as well as effectively disabling hundreds of war ships, planes, munitions, and facilities.

This attack demands that the US government declare China to be a clear and present danger to the security of our country. Foolish liberal policies have for decades enticed China to steal and cheat their way to superpower status while feigning military weakness and industrial inferiority.

America has fed the beast until the beast now wants to dominate, overtly. Why did we believe all those old Soviet-styled lies about peaceful coexistence? In China it is the theory of shi, letting China get away with murder by ignoring the deceptive early steps. Chinese military developments in the South China Sea and new threats to Taiwan are outstanding examples of American naiveté and timidity in dealing with communist China.

We should arm Taiwan to such an extent that the communist Chinese would recognize the only victory they would have in attacking that independent island nation would be a Pyrrhic victory. That is, the cost would not be worth the investment. This could be done with strong US support, and it would help secure the South China Sea. However it might be done, China must be staunchly resisted, even to the point of active conflict.

The COVID-19 outbreak has scrambled the established world order by something close to outright war. Like Hitler in the 1930s, Xi Jinping, and the National People's Congress, must be hammered by the US and her allies as soon as possible, because history has shown us the consequences of doing nothing. I would have said immediately, but, as usual, America is unprepared to act immediately due to our failure to understand China as the immediate enemy instead of a mere commercial competitor. It has, in the words of author Michael Pillsbury, striven to be the global superpower in the "The Hundred-Year Marathon" to defeat the USA. Fools like Joe Biden don't believe this, but he's just running to become America's Democratic Party Commander in Chief.

In 1999, a book published in Mandarin entitled "Unrestricted Warfare" should have awakened US military leaders but didn't. The book, a bestseller in Chinese military circles, "...for the bluntness with which it discussed America's vulnerabilities. Instead of direct military action, the [military] authors proposed nonmilitary ways to defeat a stronger nation such as the United States through ... economic warfare, biological and chemical warfare, cyberattacks, and even terrorism. Once news of the study made its way to the West, Beijing quickly withdrew all copies from its bookstores." (The Hundred-Year Marathon).

What Mr. Pillsbury describes here is exactly what China has succeeded in doing. Xi Jinping wears that lean and hungry look today. He smiles as he knows the whole world, suffering and disoriented by his biological attack, can do little or nothing to defend or retaliate against his bold action. Even if we could definitively prove Xi Jinping is the proximate cause of this disastrous assault and establish his malevolent intent beyond any doubt before a televised world court, the world is impotent to defend or retaliate without causing further disasters.

So, communist China now threatens the rest of the world, America in particular, with unparalleled death and destruction, and in its eyes, remains unchallenged. China has the world in its grip. It has seized the opportunity - "shi" in Mandarin - and awaits the world's response.

"The United States had an offensive biological weapons program from 1943 until 1969. Today, the nation is a member of the Biological Weapons Convention and has renounced biological warfare." The statement [by President Nixon] ended, unconditionally, all U.S. offensive biological weapons programs. ... U.S. biological weapons stocks were destroyed over the next few years."

Yes, from a Judeo-Christian point of view, chemical-biological weapons are anathema. But to be without a credible defense against active communist chemical-biological threats, such as China, et al, present, is close to gruesome suicide. We should have them (again) and keep them very safe, but also very visible to our enemies. President Nixon was dead wrong in destroying our chemical-biological weapons and signing a meaningless treaty, just as he would have been to do the same with nuclear weapons.

We've been dusted with a deadly Chinese virus. It has already killed more than 92,000 US citizens. The coronavirus is just one of a huge family of other killers--remember Anthrax? We've been knocked off balance. We must shake it off and return to normalcy. At the same time, this incident should be a call to arms. Preparations against other Chinese bioweapons must begin as well as military and economic pressure against China.

Sorry I've gone so long.

 

With so much bad news in store for America, I have to give a shout-out to our new White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany. She is absolutely brilliant. Having watched many other press secretaries over the years, she is, hands down, the best I've seen. Great choice President Trump!

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A funny thing happened on my way to my computer last night. I started reading a book I bought a few years ago after watching a TV interview of its author, Michael Pillsbury, entitled The Hundred-Year Marathon, China's Strategy to Replace America As the Global Superpower. It is an essential book for every American if you want to know why China has just poisoned the world, and what to expect in the near future.

What is the communist Chinese government up to? According to Pillsbury (director of Center on Chinese Strategy at Hudson Institute, served administrations - Nixon to Obama, educated Stanford and Columbia, former analyst RAND Corporation, Harvard research fellow, served Defense Dept., and staff - four Senate committees) China wants world domination through the destruction of America by economic and military means. This is a book for every reader.

"Key to attaining that goal is china's concept of shi. Beijing applies the concept in almost every aspect of its relations with the United States, and just as Tom Sawyer's friends had no idea that Tom was manipulating them into painting his fence, America's policymakers have no idea they are being used." Pillsbury speaks fluent mandarin. Surprisingly, "...the vast majority of so-called China experts in the United States do not speak Chinese beyond a few words - enough to feign competence in the presence of those who do not speak the language fluently."

"Never lose sight of shi. ...two elements of shi are critical components of Chinese strategy: deceiving others into doing your bidding for you and waiting for the point of maximum opportunity to strike." Following President Trump's stunning economic triumph, the rebuilding of the US military, the forcing of the communist Chinese government into fair commercial market deals after years of Chinese cheating, the timing for a world-wide biological attack, was absolutely perfect according to the concept of shi. "When the sage [Xi Jinping] detects the arrival of the moment of shi, decisive action must be immediate." China's main enemy (by its own admission), America, was seriously damaged and disrupted by the virus attack. China feigned cooperation with Trump's corrective political, commercial, and military moves, then struck because it was "the point of maximum opportunity to strike." The destruction caused to the rest of the world, in communist thinking, was simply collateral damage. In an atheist communist system people are just fungible things. The United States was the main target. "It is exactly the lack of recognition of the potential exploitation of shi that is dooming American strategy toward China." Pillsbury's book was written in 2015.

Think of what China has done to the United States. At the present time: "The latest Defense Department data show that 2,120 men and women in uniform have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The hardest hit service is the U.S. Navy, followed closely by the Army, Air Force, and finally the Marine Corps".

"Washington (CNN)--There are currently coronavirus cases on 26 US Navy warships, and another 14 have been hit by the virus... "

Every US military asset in the world, and those of our allies, has been seriously damaged by this virus attack. According to shi, America should expect another stealthy follow-up, soon. China denies everything; it continues to deny the US access to the Wuhan virus factory and any records concerning the pandemic it created. Massive disinformation continues from China's communist minions, denying guilt for the virus attack. According to shi, another stealthy attack, of a different kind, from a different direction, would maximize the intended effect.

It's time to counter the communist Chinese military buildup in the South China Sea, with more air and naval assets and maximum military assistance to Taiwan.

 

I hope everyone is getting along better than I am with all this sequestering for the corona virus. I have to say I'm fed-up with it all. I know science is making progress towards finding a solution to this Chinese virus, and that many courageous medical workers risk their own health to save lives, but after being holed-up like a groundhog for 5 weeks hiding from the bug, I have to look closely at the rapid collapse of our economy due to the shutdown.

We are losing our capitalist society and culture of freedom, while the do-nothing Democratic Party socialists try to persuade Americans to abandon almost two and a half centuries of our republic's system of capitalism. President Trump is challenged by the most serious threats to our nation since our Civil War, while Democrats have persisted in a treasonous 3-year attempt to destroy his presidency. Unless Republicans quickly circle the wagons, they may yet succeed.

During the attack on Pearl Harbor the civilian radio and onboard naval ships repeatedly sounded the alarm; "AIR RAID ON PEARL HARBOR. THIS IS NO DRILL." --Telegram from Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet (CINCPAC) to all ships in Hawaiian area, December 7, 1941.

The communist Chinese government has launched a catastrophic viral plague upon the world. American intelligence agencies have reported that the specific source of this attack came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. This is where the Chinese, like the Russians and others, design deadly pathogens in preparation for germ warfare.

Forget about all the nice treaties and UN prohibitions outlawing germ and chemical warfare, they have never meant anything to communist nations. This is because communist nations are atheist and have no Judeo-Christian guidelines to moderate their behavior. America is dangerously naive and foolish to believe otherwise. We only have to learn about life in communist countries, like north Korea and China (Russia is basically still communist as well) to see the obvious absence of freedom. These countries exist only to dominate, to grow their hegemony - like Russia took over Crimea and China took Tibet - and seeks the entire South China Sea.

So, since America is asleep, let me shout, This is no drill! The evidence of Chinese guilt or liability for inflicting death and social destruction upon nearly 200 sovereign nations is now certain. Getting a fair hearing is another thing.

After spending just a few hours researching the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic the above conclusions are obvious. The damage just to American national security is grave. No part of the American military has been left untouched by the virus attack, including some submarines. This damage has been greatly understated by our military, partly for security reasons. Even Cheyenne Mountain Combat Operations Center in Colorado is being buttoned-up again due to the virus attack. "In 1997, they were giving 800 tours a year. However, the tours were canceled after 9/11". We forget our enemies too easily.

China is now putting on a frantic full-court press (online, radio, TV, etc) of disinformation in defense against accusations of responsibility for the catastrophic virus release. Biological warfare is the perfect weapon for unconscionable communist nations. Just ask, what now? China denies culpability. America is successfully attacked. China learns much about the utility of this agent. What if it happens again? What military actions has China taken, during this attack, in the South China Sea? China will overtake the US in new naval warfare vessels in a few years.

China is arming for war - a war seeking Asian hegemony and world economic domination. America is her main enemy. How should America respond to this virus attack? At least start with our substantial financial weapons, reverse the debt bomb. Like it or not we are at war with China, and China has fired the first quick, quiet, devastating "shot", to great effect.

Once again - THIS IS NO DRILL!

 

Just two grumbles to begin.

Grumble No. 1: Now hear this, all you folks working at McDonalds. The face mask is supposed to cover both your mouth and your nose - because that's where the virus things fly in and out. I've often seen every employee in the kitchen wearing their masks gangsta style.

Grumble No. 2: Remember when "civilian-made" shopping bags were all the rage, after markets withdrew the cheap plastic ones? A few of us at that time questioned whether home-grown fabric bags used over and over again would stay clean. Well they have now become suspect as the happy hunting grounds of the plague - while free, clean plastic bags are back again!

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I've changed my mind about universal isolation as a method to vanquish the coronavirus. After listening to the opinions of several eminently qualified physicians on the question of surviving this pandemic, it looks to me like herd immunity, creating antibodies, is the best way to go.

The choices are, one - to isolate everyone until the virus goes away - or, two - join the herd and spread your antibodies, creating immunity, caring also for the most vulnerable elderly and those with serious underlying conditions. We can isolate while our economy is collapsing - or free the young and healthy (including school children) while taking normal safety measures. "If all you do is flatten the curve, you don't prevent deaths or severe cases. You just change the dates. We don't want to do that," said Dr. David Katz.

In a Mark Levin video interview, Dr. Katz explains his (traditional) opinion clearly and simply. "Coronavirus vaccine or herd immunity are the only ways life can fully return to normal." Elsewhere, Dr. Dan Erickson and Dr. Avik Roy, agree.

Keep those most at risk secluded and provided for. But the rest of us should bust out and save our nation's dying financial life. It's time to get back to work! It appears to me, a common citizen, while the present "duck and cover" system lets us escape the immediate danger, it also makes us more susceptible to the next inevitable threat. Again, Dr. Katz; "the founding director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center in Connecticut, has warned that while social distancing is helping to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus it is also preventing the development of the "herd immunity" needed by the public to resume their normal lives before a vaccine is developed.”

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All this talk of death and destruction, it now clearly appears, was deliberately caused by communist China. Without firing a shot, China has infected the entire world, caused the death of hundreds of thousands of innocent people, infected millions, and done significant damage to America's military and financial structure. Reports show more than 25 US Navy ships have been infected with China's virus. Our troops have been infected, and at least one has died by this virus. World financial markets have been roiled, schools closed, and normal commercial activity halted.

China denies all culpability while aggressively seeking hegemony over Asia, especially over the South China Sea, through which trillions of dollars-worth of the world's goods go to market. China must pay for this attack. America should start by calling back those trillions of US trade dollars in China's banks. Then, we need more planes, ships, and munitions.

In dealing with our first and most lethal enemy, China, America has always been naive. American naiveté is just an invitation to steal and destroy to the nearly 3,000-member communist National People's Congress. Americans just don't seem to learn that there is no good in communism, period. We have acted foolishly with China over the years and suffered for it. China does not reciprocate in good faith; that's a Judeo-Christian idea - which President Xi Jinping just laughs at.

America, it's time to wake up, and arm-up.

 

It's sad to see Drudge now siding with the Never Trumpers after supporting Trump since the last election. He's doing this by slanting the coverage on his web site. Every headline on the DRUDGE REPORT today is negative, most reflecting on Trump's leadership. It may turn out that he has become a conservative turncoat. Too soon to determine if this is a permanent frame of mind.

This virus thing is taking a more ominous course throughout the world, particularly in America. Today, when a deadly virus explodes out of nowhere, geneticists are indispensable. Other epidemics have not presented such complexity and confusion. Learning that this virus is 5-times more infectious than others is a huge concern, especially since it is constantly mutating. It appears to have many other unique characteristics as a member of the coronavirus family - kind of a super-virus, easy to spread, hard to control.

It seems to have been created (or discovered) "in the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a maximum-security Chinese laboratory granted authority to research dangerous pathogens, [and] was likely involved in a biological weapons program". We know now that the Chinese government took desperate action to (unsuccessfully) cover-up the viral escape.

Does the virus appear to be the product of selective viral breeding, or just a new discovery? This is more a job for the CIA than WHO because it is a question of intent. Intentional or accidental, this virus has forced America into a radical change of its normal life. The deadly characteristics of this coronavirus can be as materially destructive of our country as WWII.

When we announce the enemy that inflicted this weapon upon our country we must then take definitive action to punish that enemy. The weapon they used was swift and quiet - financial response can also be swift and quiet, and nearly as deadly. Remember Sun Tzu's words: "The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting." This doctrine is repeated throughout his writings. Just look what this virus did, without firing a shot.

Did this deadly virus come to us through a process of selective breeding, or by accident?

I don't know what others may think, but I'm not going to live the rest of my life in hiding!

 

Being isolated in my office for the past four weeks stirs my imagination to think of a fictional character trying to escape the touch of the Black Death. I think of the classic books I read during my college years, including Daniel Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year. As a boy he narrowly escaped the bubonic plague which killed 20 percent of London's population in the 14th Century. That pandemic, worst ever recorded, killed up to 200 million people in Eurasia and Africa. Famous fiction like Edgar Allan Poe's Masque of the Red Death and many others of the same theme come to mind, each describing an escape from evil.

The coronavirus pandemic we face today is evil indeed, with US deaths already exceeding 27,000. But it's good to get some perspective in our fight against this virus. Deaths in 2018 attributed to the "common" flu in the US were 80,000. (CDC. Highest death toll in 40 years). Death by poisoning, 75,000. Unintentional deaths, same year, 170,000. Unintentional deaths by fall, 36,000. Death by self inflicted injuries, 273,000. Car deaths, 40,000.

Also, "...the unspeakable violence of WWI killed about 16 million people". The (Spanish) flu killed 50 million.

So, as terrible as things are today, they have been a lot worse. And, I salute all the courageous doctors, nurses, health workers at every level, who are saving us from experiencing that "worse".

We should note especially that this coronavirus is 5-times more infectious than the common flu and will hang around 5-times longer if not for strong isolation measures, like "stay-at-home".

The hope is we can continue the fight to save our lives, while at the same time keeping our national economy from sudden death. That is the question I'm confident President Trump will answer correctly if he can keep the Democratic buzzards at bay.

Meanwhile, back to the office, where production is happening from three locations while the door is closed. By far the hardest thing for me to deal with in the silence of my office is the total closure of my church. I miss Mass, the sacraments, and I miss my priests and parishioners!

I try to walk most days, either with Pebbles the Wonder Dog, or alone. I've never been so sick of TV; almost all trash. FOX news has been a huge disappointment; can't stand Gutfeld, very little international news. I'm also really fed-up with the suffocating glut of ads. But, I'm thankful for a good library and an uninterrupted place to read, though I miss normal office activity as well. I never knew how boring I was until I had to spend four weeks by myself! Overall, I think it's the total disruption of my 31-year-old daily routine at the newspaper that bothers me most. If this is what retirement is like, I'm glad I missed it. Otherwise, I believe I would have slipped into eternity long ago. Thank you, Lord - not that I'm tempting fate.

Whether we call the epidemic coronavirus, Wuhan virus, or just the China virus, Clifford D. May's recent column, "Xi Jinping's Wuhan virus has changed the course of history" has it right. So it's fair and just to pin the label "nemesis of humankind" on communism and its practitioners, not on the hapless, good Chinese people, enslaved for the past 100 years by this loathsome system.

May calls for a drastic change in our dealings with communist China: "One thing though is for certain: Our dependence on China’s communist rulers must end." I've always greatly admired the Chinese people and their extraordinary ancient civilization. They are brilliant. My fascination was rekindled last night watching a Nova production of "The Emperor's Ghost Army". It tells of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, about 200 BC, and his multi-thousand terra cotta funeral army. We can only wonder about the skill and intelligence which created this advanced civilization. Then, I look at modern China's development and ask, if they can accomplish this under the slavery of communism, what could they do under the freedom of democracy?

Communism and socialism, in all their poisonous flavors, have always been the problem.

It's up to American political and military leadership to keep us safe from every virus, including political viruses such as communism. Do our children still learn that communism is atheistic, hates democratic values, and rejects Christian ethics and virtues? If not, why not?

After looking at the specific damage this virus has done to the world, civilian, economic, and military, I believe conclusions developed by Bill Gertz in the Washington Times are credible. The article quotes a former military intelligence officer who claimed “the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a maximum-security Chinese laboratory granted authority to research dangerous pathogens, was likely involved in a biological weapons program" which got away.

This virus has disabled four US atomic aircraft carriers, planes, and troops.

I have to ask how many communist Chinese ships, planes, and troops were likewise infected. Maybe the difference here is that the Chinese take seriously the thoughts of Sun Tzu (500 BC) “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”, while Americans still think like Clausewitz.

The Cold War has never left us. In fact, it may have caused us to shelter in place.

 

I'm sure I'm not alone in my impatience over hunkering down for the corona virus. Our lives are being totally disrupted. My church has shut its doors and my daily schedule is completely changed. Just shopping for food or walking outside are problematic. The good things are illusive while bad things, overall, seem everywhere. And, worst thing among many bad things is communist China, which has single-handedly poisoned the entire world by loosing this coronavirus, either from its covert biological weapons program in Wahon, or its notorious "wet market" of wild animals. Bats are a popular item in the market, although most epidemics have been caused by bats.

Communist China has caused this world-wide epidemic, again. It is playing with deadly bio warfare, searching, as Russia does, for the perfect disabling disease with which to level rival nations. Our entire nation is at risk, and America has abandoned this sort of research in the naive belief that communist countries will eventually become civilized.

The cost of this particular epidemic, across the world can never be paid. America has to eliminate China as any sort of equal trading partner; it seeks only to increase its hegemony as the world's most powerful nation, first by trade, then by force.
China is an atheist behemoth which we must never trust; which is also true of all communist nations.

China hates democracy - period.

 

One glance at the DRUDGE REPORT today will tell us that America is obsessed with the threat of the coronavirus, or COVID-19. This epidemic is changing our lives in startling ways.

Virtually all American culture has been frozen in an attempt to stop this killer virus. All public activity has been halted or severely curtailed. That means no work or entertainment for most people who are being confined to their homes.

While these restrictions are acting like a blunt force against normal social and economic activity, stressing and angering many people, we should be concerned as well about its threat to national security. Biological, chemical, and virus-born weapons have ancient and devastating histories, from catapulting plague-infected corpses over city walls during wartime sieges, to releasing infected fleas to wipe-out whole villages.

In the 14th Century about 60 percent of Europe's population was wiped out by the Black Death, or bubonic plague. There were other waves of this epidemic, which also came from the far east. Epidemics like this have been the scourge of mankind from time immemorial. This COVID-19 that we face today is nothing new, though its structure varies from other viruses. Consider that after being released from Wuhan, China, in a matter of weeks the world was infected. If we can believe The New York Times, "After doctors in Wuhan began treating clusters of patients stricken with a mysterious pneumonia in December, the reporting was supposed to have been automatic. Instead, hospitals deferred to local health officials who, over a political aversion to sharing bad news, withheld information about cases from the national reporting system — keeping Beijing in the dark and delaying the response. The central health authorities first learned about the outbreak not from the reporting system but after unknown whistle-blowers leaked two internal documents online."

Those whistle-blowers soon disappeared, and it's not unreasonable to believe that Beijing was never "in the dark", that their experiment got away from them.

This whole disaster points to the stark reality of the effectiveness of germ warfare today. Nothing new, but in-your-face threat. The entire nation, and its defense mechanism, can be quickly disabled by this sort of weapon. It has already effectively "disabled" one US aircraft carrier. What if we were hit with other weapons of the same sort at the same time? We would be almost immediately overwhelmed, with no recourse; a much quicker and quieter attack - with no sure determination of the source.

This virus we are dealing with now should be a warning. Communist China has launched an insidious attack, intentionally or not.

“Made in USA” should quickly include all equipment needed to counter germ warfare.

Only an April fool would believe otherwise.

 

I have to say that I’ve done a little researching on the state of our so-called COVID-19 virus, which I just call “the virus”. I did that yesterday so I can’t use my now threadbare excuse of having too little time to write this column.

China lied, thousands died, and the world was quickly infected - because she gave the virus a deadly 6-week head start. President Trump, despite the usual “lying, dog-faced pony soldier” fake news media commentaries, took quick, effectual action (against liberal resistance) to shut down traffic from China. His bold decision saved thousands of lives, according to medical authorities.

Personally, I don’t much mind the hide-in-place circumstances we now live under. I have plenty of company with my library. And, my usual routine has been considerably relaxed. But what I see in town, and throughout the nation, is disturbing. Especially on the east coast panic is triumphing.

Panic is always the enemy. Many situations should cause reasonable fear and anxiety; these are friends to warn us. But panic causes unreasonable responses and regrettable consequences. (Source: Dr. Farrell’s think and do book). Anyway, it’s worth remembering, because too many Americans are in the grip of panic, finding themselves doing, as the comic once declared, “Wild and crazy things”. This is not good.

Viruses are tiny little things with nasty little feet, and they are not really alive. They can’t survive on their own, they always need a host to grow. Although ancestors of the present virus have been around for a very long time, this one is said to be 5-times more infectious than the flu. It spreads its seeds more easily and it survives longer than others on surfaces, including clothing. They can also make you a host for a week or longer before you know they’re there, like uninvited house guests.

If they’re not really alive, and are so light that they enjoy lofting in the air for hours searching for hosts, I wish we could just shake them off, like a dog judders his coat after a swim. But we can’t. We just have to find ways of avoiding them. So we’re doing the right thing.

Our scientists are working feverishly to find a vaccine to kick the freeloaders out and bring relief to those infected. Enormous loads of ventilators (sophisticated machines which aid breathing) and respirators (protective face masks) are being delivered to overwhelmed and unprepared hospitals and clinics throughout the nation. This monumental rescue effort is being ordered by President Trump, who is also pushing a 2-trillion financial grant to persons and businesses being challenged by near depression threats.

I noticed today Ventura County’s report of confirmed COVID-19 virus cases. Eleven cities have so far reported positive, including Santa Paula, with 2 cases.

So, there is almost frenetic activity taking place now to stem the flow of the virus and heal those stricken by this vicious thing.

The President is faced with an incredibly difficult dilemma - to continue the shutdown of the nation’s business activity, which is causing a real threat of recession (or depression), or comply with best medical directives to save lives. It’s a hotly debated issue. We can’t keep the nation’s business closed much longer without disastrous economic consequences.

What to do? That is the question. Why not try humble prayer?

 

Well, I've promised to complete this column in a half-hour, so I'm just going to skim over some issues of general importance.

In the 31-years I've published this column I've witnessed many flu, virus, and biological events. None has received the attention of this coronavirus pandemic. Like the swine flu and others, it is a gift from China.

The City of Fillmore is complying with national, state, county, and city demands to have residents isolate themselves and for businesses to close until further notice.

The great American production machine is closing down as never before. The world is doing the same. It's taken me awhile to grasp the reality of the threat, but I now understand that it is very real and amongst us.

Fillmore has apparently joined in the panic seen on TV in much of our country, with empty shelving in grocery stores, pharmacies and other places supplying food and emergency supplies. Water, toilet paper, anti-virus sprays and wipes have been hit especially hard.

We should all calm down and dig in. These products will continue to be available through this epidemic. Just stop hoarding this stuff. Stop the panic; everyone will be taken care of - if we stop hoarding!

"The coronavirus raging around the globe has tended to tread gently with children, who account for the smallest percentage of the infections identified so far. Now, the largest study to date of children and the virus has found that while most develop mild or moderate symptoms, a small percentage — especially babies and preschoolers — can become seriously ill."

I don't have much more to say except that I hope our country has finally learned not to trust our enemies, like China. China is a stringent communist country, permitting no freedom to its captive residents. It is not merely a competitor - it is an enemy nation.

Recently, China has had the audacity to threaten America by withholding essential medicinal raw materials and drug components, as well as medical equipment, unless we comply with its demands. This, of course, is blackmail.

America must call back the medical-related industrial companies we so naively sent over to China to sell product back to the US for a cheaper price. US companies sold-out their own country for enormous short-term profits. They gave away their trade secrets, patents, and souls. Now we no longer have control over these essential industries and materials. We must go begging the enemies we lifted from utter poverty to help us.

Now we have been awakened to this fact. Now we must reinstall these industries back home - as immediately as possible. President Trump is well aware of this situation - I am confident he will act quickly - without time-wasting nonsense - as he usually does.

Let's pull together, pray together, and beat this virus down.

And, let's see more MADE IN AMERICA stamps on products!