Celebrating Independence Means Thinking Independently

© 2020 Jim Spence - It is time to celebrate Independence Day. Hundreds of millions of Americans should be exceedingly grateful for the U.S. Constitution
and all of its amendments. While the Founding Fathers of the United States did not get things completely right when they wrote the original document, subsequent amendments have corrected many of the flaws. The proof is not in the false narratives relentlessly peddled by our media, but in the hearts and ACTIONS of would-be immigrants, who are literally dying to leave where they are, to live here.

As a result of important amendments to our Constitution, ability, drive, God-given talent, work ethic, honesty, and being a good team player, are more important than ever. And any American who is blessed with some of the natural attributes listed above, as well as a solid commitment to work ethic, has a great chance to achieve amazing success in our nation.

When we think of great American success stories many names come to mind. Abraham Lincoln, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, John D. Rockefeller, Robert Johnson, Ronald Reagan, Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods, Barack Obama, and Michael Jordan serve as great examples. However, the list of people who had ability, talent, and drive and then became successful in America is practically endless. The rest of the world sees all of these American faces, and billions of human beings admire our extraordinary system. So much so, sometimes other nation's leaders are jealous of America.

There is a huge difference between ignoring or even denying America’s past mistakes and failures, and irrationally obsessing with them. The consequences of absurd self-loathing are very real and always destructive. Dictators of nations that harbor deep-seated jealousies of the U.S. are encouraging America to self-loathe. It is a trap and millions of Americans are taking the bait.

Americans are also making a huge mistake by ignoring the Constitution including all its amendments. A disgusting recent chapter in American history where our Constitution was ignored, involved the Franklin Roosevelt presidency. FDR made the decision to imprison ALL Japanese-Americans in internment camps without due process. He cited "national emergency" as the excuse for obliterating their constitutional protections. It was all based on their ethnicity. Let FDR's cynical suspension of basic rights be a lesson to everyone. Freedom should never be surrendered to elected officials for expediency, even during an "emergency."

Embracing the idea that America engages in “systemic racism” is pretty much utter nonsense. It is simply ignorant self-loathing and is not supported by facts.

However, for those who insist, there does remain one group of people in America that is STILL being systemically discriminated against. Sorry whiners, the group is NOT African-Americans.

In 2020 “systemic racism” continues to be directed towards Asian-American students by university admissions officials at many of the top schools in our country.

The data is astonishing. As a group, Asian-Americans score highest on ACT tests. There is so much of an academic achievement bias in the culture in the Asian-American communities that Asian-Americans are the most surely the "group" with the most drive, ambition, and work ethic. Sadly, it is those participating in the race-baiting industry in our country, who are orchestrating gross social injustice on Asian-American students.

Having seized control of the media narratives, many admissions officials at major universities have been allowed by the race-baiting judges appointed to the courts by Democrats, to punish Asian-American students. This gross injustice is being done by the same people who falsely claim that “systemic racism” is being directed towards African-Americans. Sorry folks, this is the greatest con job in the history of con jobs. Routinely, top universities deny Asian-American students, admission to make room for people of "other" races with substantially LOWER ACT scores. This is the REAL scandal regarding "social justice issues" in America. What we see every day in our media is simply social justice tripe originating with cynical politicians who manipulate as naturally as they breathe.

It is Independence Day. The real data sets that are overwhelming deserve some genuine "independent" thinking. So let's stop looking the other way while all of the stupid pretending goes on.
Here is what the data tells us about America and social justice:

1) The Asian-American community has a bias towards ambitious academic effort and achievement built into its culture. Asian-American students are routinely discriminated against, punishing their efforts by "social justice" warriors.

2) Millions of people in the African-American community are plagued by a bias in the culture that tolerates crime (see graph in previous post). Unlike the Asian-American culture, in the African-American culture, a malignant anti-law enforcement bias has been allowed to fester. As a result, black-on-black crime is the greatest scandal of the 21st Century.

Two very serious questions remain for those claiming to be part of "leadership" in America:

1) Why are we still being subjected to bogus narratives being foisted on us by the likes of two-term American president Barack Obama, and billionaires like Robert Johnson, Oprah Winfrey, and Michael Jordan? These great American success stories are seen grabbing microphones in front of television cameras, so they can share their own victim's recollections. They behave as if they are hard working Asian-American teenagers who were denied admissions to top schools because of their race.

2) Why aren't we consulting real American heroes like Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams on these social justice issues? Our media ignores some of the most profoundly wise members of our society.

A true celebration of Independence Day means celebrating our amazing nation. Instead, we find ourselves resisting what has become a daily avalanche of propaganda attempting to convince us that the tens of millions of African-Americans living the dream, are actually mere outliers. Politicians and their pals in the media want us to believe most blacks are getting cheated by an unfair system designed to hold them down. This absurd con job goes on, while people of all colors and creeds pound on our borders doors desperately hoping to get to America.

Enough of the B.S.
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Why is "Telling the Truth" so unpopular?

© 2020 Jim Spence - It is best to turn to our greatest American heroes for real solutions to sticky problems. One of my favorite heroes is long-time columnist and noted George Mason University professor Walter Williams.
Williams waded through what has become a despicable onslaught of propaganda regarding social justice in recent weeks. Here are a few gems from William’s most recent column:
“No decent person can support George Floyd's mistreatment, or the mistreatment of anyone else, at the hands of police officers with the sworn duty to uphold the law.”
Williams then recognized the fact that Minneapolis authorities moved quickly. Officer Derek Chauvin was fired, placed under arrest, and charged with second-degree murder. Three other officers who were with him at the time were also fired and charged two counts of aiding and abetting.
Let’s cut to the chase here. George Floyd was certainly a victim. However, he is now famous because he became useful to Democrats and their narratives.
Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal wrote a poignant column about the endless cycle of violence in black communities that has been a social plague for decades. Naturally, Riley’s column fell on deaf ears.
Casting all African Americans as perpetual "victims" is the preferred “narrative” that has once again taken center stage. After the majority of Americans sent Barrack Obama to Washington for two terms in the White House, we are told to believe "systemic racism" is one of the defining features of America.
Walter Williams correctly points out that, “Peaceful protests in any cause is as American as apple pie.” However, what we have seen lately are not peaceful protests.
Williams gets to the crux of the matter. “White liberals and leftist groups like Antifa do not care about major problems that exist in black communities." If they did care, they would not make things worse by the rioting and looting, which effectively is wiping out business owners serving those communities.
Bingo!
Williams offers anyone who might be interested in reality, a heavy dose of it: “Ultimately, the solution to this lawlessness rests with black people. Given the current political environment, it does not benefit a black or white politician to take those steps necessary to crack down on lawlessness in black communities. That means black people must become intolerant of criminals who make their lives living hell, even if it means taking the law into their own hands.”
Instead of addressing lawlessness in the black community, far too many famous high-profile African-Americans, people who have achieved great fame and fortune in America, promote the false narrative that they are victims. Too many attempt to turn George Floyd into some sort of saint. Going ignored in all of this is George Floyd’s own violent criminal history. Floyd went to prison for five years in 2009 for an assault and robbery. Two years before he was sent to prison he was convicted of charges involved theft with a firearm. Floyd had a rap sheet that was longer than a giraffe’s neck. And you can bet many of his victims were……African-Americans. Floyd was allegedly trying to pass a phony $20 bill before he was murdered and his alleged killers were arrested.
It is time to concede that the so-called Black Lives Matters movement is not really about ALL black lives. It is really about a few carefully "selected" black lives.
Black Lives Matter had no visible concern for what happened on the weekend of May 31, 2020 when eighty-five people were shot in Chicago. Virtually all the shooting victims were black. Twenty-five of those people died. Since this is pretty much black-on-black crime, there was not a peep out of the narrative-driven press either. Those black lives did not matter because they were not useful to the BLM agenda.
For decades these violent patterns have been shocking. Just this past Friday, Tray Savage, a Chicago-based rapper, died as the result of a shooting. Again, there were no protests, because the killing could not be tied to a rogue white cop. Sadly, Tray Savage is just as dead as George Floyd.
Alternatively, we could discuss the case of Christopher Dooley, Jr., a rapper known as “Hurricane Chris.” Dooley was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in Shreveport, Louisiana on Friday. It goes on and on. Earlier this month former NFL player Reche Caldwell was murdered in Tampa.
A quick survey of African American athletes being murdered is astonishing. In 2007, Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor was murdered. That same year Denver Broncos star Darrent Williams was gunned down. NFL stars Rae Caruth and Lawrence Phillips were both convicted of violent murders and remain in prison. Steve McNair of the Tennessee Titans suffered a similar fate when he was gunned down in 2009 by his mistress. Michael Jordan’s father was killed in a robbery. Then of course there is the case of O.J. Simpson, who famously got away with murder, thanks to a multi-million-dollar legal team and their ability to foment anti-police sentiment in front of a gullible jury.
Every sports channel is pushing the false narrative about this problem. News tickers suggest that law enforcement is to blame rather than a culture that continues to tolerate all violent crime.......EXCEPT violent crimes committed by rogue white cops.
While it is very true that bad cops need to be held accountable, all of this is propaganda is a costly diversion. The events in Chicago, Shreveport, and Tampa this month are part of a pattern that is known to everyone. And no matter how much pretending goes on about the plight of George Floyd, it is still clear that when it comes to politics and a disturbingly putrid pop culture, nothing is going to change until we start telling the truth.
Walter Williams and Jason Riley, among others, are telling the truth. Why won’t anyone listen?
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Where is the Strategy to Address Brainwashing?

© 2020 Jim Spence - The evidence is everywhere. Our taxpayer-funded public education system has utterly failed us. This failure has been ongoing for several generations. Amazingly, those of us paying the property taxes (and other taxes) to support our corrupt public education system committed to brainwashing, are in fact, financing our own self-destruction.
The results of public education indoctrinating students instead of merely educating them are far reaching. In 21st Century America, the nation is routinely bombarded with misinformation and outrageous propaganda. It is peddled by supposedly reputable news media outlets and elected officials. The bombardments now occur daily and non-stop. This week on sports tickers at the bottom of horse racing coverage, absurd headlines dominated. Anyone challenging bogus information is immediately branded a "racist." It is bullying on a massive scale. Large corporate America is so bullied these days it is becoming the pawns of those peddling false and toxic political narratives.
Why does this work?
It is because public education has been allowed to brainwash a significant percentage of the population for several generations. The manipulation is especially pronounced in the presentation of dubious virus data by news outlets. Coronavirus statistics are shaped or omitted to create a state of fear and panic. Bogus news presentations and news tickers regarding important virus data should be a scandal.
Again we ask, how can this take place with so little scrutiny? The answer is pretty simple. The foundation of widespread ignorance created by a bad public education system has been increasingly corrupting major components of our basic information flows. News organizations have morphed into brazenly agenda and narrative-driven organizations. There is hardly even a pretense remaining that news outlets are seeking objectivity. Social media companies now brazenly censor communications offering dissenting viewpoints.
This sad state of affairs leaves citizens on their own, when trying to properly discard half-facts and half-truths. Sorting through mountains of propaganda disguised as "news" is now a daily chore, much like taking out bag after bag of garbage to keep the house from stinking.
Bad education is also responsible for perverting our language. The term “protesters,” which was once a word used to describe the act of American citizens exercising their sacred 1st Amendment rights, is now used routinely by journalists to provide cultural respectability for arsonists, murderers, and thieves. Criminals do not deserve deference or respect. Yet they get these things every day from so-called journalists.
It is hard to believe we have seen Democrats in charge of city governments around the nation, actually instruct law enforcement officials to haul hair stylists and church pastors before the court system. Hair cutters and pastors have been fined and jailed for opening their salons and churches. Now many of these same Democrats enforcing pandemic restrictions have ordered police forces to step aside and allow arsonists, murderers, and thieves to roam freely and destroy. This is insane.
Are we to pretend that starving hairstylists and church pastors are criminals.....while arsonists, murderers, and thieves are engaging in lawful activities? Make no mistake, Democrats are committed to making this the prevailing viewpoint. Their hope seems to be to let surrogates set the fires and then blame the resulting ruins on Trump.
It has become obvious that expecting Democrats to protect public safety is silly. Public safety is not anywhere near the top of the Democrat's policy priority list. This explains why riots are characterized as peaceful protests.
The widespread effect of a failed education system finds few boundaries. An alarming percentage of society, having been brainwashed by bad educators and a badly educated media, have been trained to relentlessly criticize America's failure to achieve perfection. It is seemingly in poor taste to report the fact that America, while nowhere near perfect, is still the most open, tolerant, and generous nation on earth. No real solutions are offered by America's critics. Instead, we are simply told to tolerate mindless destruction and violence and hate law enforcement officials because human beings working in law enforcement are flawed.
Locally, in New Mexico the cultural cancer has spread. Two key Democrat Senators, honorable people with common sense and good governing instincts, were defeated in primaries last week. The defeat of Senators Mary Kay Papen and John Arthur Smith will pave the way for economic and freedom-destroying policies by the new Democratic Party in New Mexico. No doubt all checks and balances keeping stupidity from being implemented in Santa Fe on a massive scale by radical progressive Democrats, are now gone. Expect Democrats to enact even dumber policies that are sure to create economic miseries and public safety hazards that plunge New Mexico to the very bottom of the quality of life heap.
The GOP has failed to logically address these grave threats. For decades sound advice on nominating minority candidates has gone ignored by the GOP. A perfect example is the way the New Mexico GOP swept aside the viable candidacy of John Sanchez in favor of Steve Pearce. While Pearce has almost always cast intelligent votes, he comes in a terrible wrapper. With a mostly brainwashed electorate, the "old white man" wrapper is not an easy sell. John Sanchez could be governor if the GOP activists had any collective sense. Of course this is not “fair” to Pearce. Who said life was fair? Understanding this anti-Anglo reality continues to be the difference between the GOP having a chance to win and having zero chance of winning.
Did the GOP activists not learn anything from the success of Susana Martinez? Do they think with a brainwashed New Mexico electorate, Martinez won because of her stances on public policies?
The GOP would do well to learn the lessons associated with seeing widespread arson, murder, property damage, and theft applauded by its opposition. Republicans should commit immediately to nominating full slates of minority member candidates for office. Budding stars like John James in Michigan and Tim Scott in South Carolina are the only hope to fight this tidal wave of cancerous "racialism" that is destroying the nation.
Will the GOP play to win long term, with a strategy that addresses the damage done by putrid public education? It seems doubtful. Will America understand that Democrats want us to believe people willing to commit arson, murder, property destruction, and theft are interested in social justice? Not if all forms of news and social media can help it.
Years ago in this column, it was suggested that the GOP wake up and smell the roses. The strategic dilemma facing Republicans has not disappeared. Win or lose come November, Donald Trump is not a long term strategy. The best case scenario is that Trump becomes a two-term lame duck. The GOP needs a real game plan that adapts to cultural realities and the threats of economic destruction. The GOP needs to start thinking long term.
This will be the last column posted on this site for the summer. A break is needed to tend to the responsibilities and training that come with exercising one's 2nd Amendment rights.

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And, the "Social Justice" Olympic Gold Medal Winner is...

© 2020 Jim Spence - Barack Obama is the greatest living example of an insane contradiction in human history. He takes his place beside former British slave trader John Newton, who also wrote the beautiful hymn “Amazing Grace.”
Elected to two terms as President of the United States, Obama, is the son of a Kenyan man and an American woman. When Obama needed funds for college, he claimed he was “foreign born,” on his student aid application. Because America is generous, foreign students routinely receive more aid than American born students. Presumably, Obama lied on his application.
Of course, years later, Obama and all his allies in the media, lashed out at those who actually “believed” what Obama himself wrote on his own student aid application. You must understand how to distort the idea of social justice. In Obama’s mind, it is perfectly fine to lie on your student aid application, but it is also racist when someone believes what you wrote on your application was true.
Yesterday, Obama was at it again. He has a recent history of chastising Americans for wanting tight controls on U.S. borders. Obama would prefer to open the borders like floodgates to accommodate millions of people desperately wanting to emigrate to the U.S. from elsewhere.
Obama never considers the implications of calling for open borders, because he simply does not want to discuss why millions of people desperately want to come to live in the United States.
Incredibly, Obama told America and the world yesterday, that George Floyd’s murder occurred, because most Americans (presumably "typical" white Americans) still embrace the original sin of racism. Along with censured A.G. Eric Holder, Obama said, “……stereotypes, born in slavery, in the notion — you know, in order to enslave a people, you had to think they were in some ways different, in some ways inferior. Those attitudes … are still part of the American psyche.”
Obama did not stop bashing the American psyche. Instead he piled it on thicker saying, “Every step of progress in this country, every expansion of freedom, every expression of our deepest ideals have been won through efforts that made the status quo uncomfortable. And we should all be thankful for folks who are willing, in a peaceful, disciplined way, to be out there making a difference.”
America has been watching the videos of thousands of violent crimes being committed. Peaceful? Disciplined? Who are you kidding?
The great irony is that Mr. Obama is a great beneficiary of just the opposite of what he says. For decades America has been the most open and tolerant nation on earth. Is America perfect? No way. America is the most just nation on this universally imperfect planet.
This fact alone explains why hundreds of millions of people in other places want to come to America to live. Still, instead of pointing to nations like the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Greece, Germany, Belgium, Japan, China, Russia……all nations that have NEVER elected a black person as prime minister or president, our former president, insists on arguing for endless self-loathing in America because we have not achieved perfection in an imperfect world.
Why does Obama continue to do this? His intent is to get what he really wants, which is more power for government through freedom-denying socialism.
Instead of dwelling on the contradictory manipulator Barack Obama, let us turn to retired George Mason University professor Walter Williams for some actual facts. Williams teaches us, “A recent study by Just Facts, an excellent source of factual information, shows that after accounting for income, charity, and non-cash welfare benefits such as subsidized health care, housing, food stamps and other assistance programs, the poorest 20% of Americans consume more goods and services than the national averages for all people in the world's most affluent countries. This includes the majority of countries that are members of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, including its European members. The Just Facts study concludes that if the U.S. "poor" were a nation, then it would be one of the world's richest.
And yet, those supposedly advocating for the poor in America are suggesting the torching of our nation isn't horrific crime, it is a “wake up call.”
Walter Williams
The data supporting Walter Williams view of social justice in America is overwhelming. As early as 2010, 43% of all poor households owned their own homes. The average home owned by persons classified as “poor” by the Census Bureau is a three-bedroom house with one-and-a-half baths, a garage and a porch or patio. Eighty percent of poor households have air conditioning. The typical poor American has more living space than the average non-poor individual living in Paris, London, Vienna, Athens and other cities throughout Europe. Ninety-seven percent of poor households have one or more color televisions -- half of which are connected to cable, satellite, or a streaming service. Some 82% of poor families have one or more smartphones. Eighty-nine percent own microwave ovens and more than a third have an automatic dishwasher. Most poor families have a car or truck and 43% own two or more vehicles.
These are the FACTS behind the reasons that millions of people all around the world desperately want to come to live in America. They want to live here because this nation bathes in superior social justice every day. Can America improve? Certainly. Are we the gold medal winners in the social justice Olympics? You better believe we are. Yet Democrats, hell bent on freedom-denying socialism, pretend the punks who torch our nation while looting and stealing, have legitimacy.
Walter Williams encourages us to: “Imagine that you are an unborn spirit in heaven and God condemns you to a life of poverty but will permit you to choose the country in which you will spend your life. Which country would you choose? I would choose the United States of America.”
Barack Obama knows what Walter Williams says is true. Obama would choose America too. Ironically, Obama chose to go on national television yesterday and encourage America to allow Democrat-backed criminal elements, who use the Floyd murder as a pretext to steal and destroy other people’s property.
There is nothing honest being told to America about how amazingly advanced social justice is here. We get only lies from those wanting to grab more power for government and destroy personal choice and freedoms.
Finally, Joe Biden and his minions believe that America is an also ran in the social justice Olympics instead of the gold medal winner. That is what the vote is going to be all about come November.
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Choices Being Made

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Sometimes the O.J. Simpsons get away with murder

© 2020 Jim Spence - Inquiries are coming in from many people these last few days. What about the killing of a man in Minneapolis while in police custody? What about protests, riots, looting, arson, and senseless violence directed towards innocent people and their property? Rioters are destroying the life savings of innocent people and beating them up.

First and foremost, we should all recognize the all too familiar recurring patterns. These acts of violence are being choreographed as part of the broad strategy of Democrats. Oddly, progressives are equivocating again. This is nothing but tacit support of arson, looting, and violent attacks on innocent people. Will appeasing these acts return Democrats to power in November?

At its core, this process is radical Democratic Party politics. All one need do is listen to mouthpieces of the Democratic Party. The truth is plain. This a continuation of the scorched earth politics Democrats have deliberately engaged in since they lost the White House in November of 2016. Even Joe Biden’s campaign staffers are donating their own personal funds to provide bail money for violent criminals who have been committing horrific crimes in full view of supportive media cameras.

China is loving it. While running ethnic Muslim concentration camps in Eastern China and illegally seizing Hong Kong in violation of international agreements, the dictatorship of Xi Xinping is grinning ear to ear. So are other dictatorships all around the world. They want America to unravel.

Some Democrats instruct us to take a step back and “listen” to the protesters. They trot out woefully ignorant Kaepernick wannabes and Hollywood jet setters to help in this violent diversion. Some "stars" are willing accomplices in these crimes.

Make no mistake, protesters who march peacefully should always be listened to. However, arsonists, thieves, and other violent criminals deserve no forum.

The bigger picture is just the opposite of what we are told. So please America, let us not delude ourselves. The big picture is right under our collective noses. China, which is a totalitarian dictatorship, where there are ZERO human rights, is cheering on the riots. The same is true in Russia and Iran, where the same forms of oppression and tyranny dominate life instead of freedom.

We are lectured daily by Democrats that the socialism that dominates daily life in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Greece, Germany, Belgium, or anywhere else in European Union are preferable to that of the "racist free market" in America. Yet none of these nations has EVER elected a black as prime minister or president. Neither has Japan, China, Russia, or dozens of other nations. And none of the poorest people in any of these countries enjoy the living standards that the poorest Americans do.

The truth is pretty easy to see. Millions of Americans of dozens of different ethnic heritages live the dream that is chased by millions of would-be immigrants. Immigrants coming to America are clamoring to get into America....not away from America. Immigrants desperately want to come to a place that is fair.....not unfair.

Why do millions of people from elsewhere want to get inside our borders? The reasons are almost endless. To begin with, Americans peacefully transferred power from George W. Bush to Barack Obama. We are the most open and tolerant nation on the planet and would-be immigrants don’t pretend otherwise.....like American Democrats do every day. This has little to do with Trump. Trump is not responsible for our legacy of tolerance and wealth. He is a beneficiary as we all are.

America is not raging. A few thousand people with no sense of how stupendously free we are, have been conned into trying to destroy the last bastion of hope this world has. And in doing so they have an excuse recognized by the media that allows them to smash windows and steal brand new Nike tennis shoes that carry Colin Kaepernick’s endorsement. It was comical to watch looters exiting burning stores with stolen property, only to have it stolen by other looters waiting outside for them to do the heavy lifting.

In the early stages of my adulthood I spent time in courtrooms at the desk of a defense attorney. I witnessed police officers lying under oath. In one trial of particular note, my defense attorney father successfully defended two black kids wrongfully charged with murder. In that trial, some of the officer’s behaviors were troubling, while others were straight arrows. On the other hand, the defendant’s behavior had been deeply troubling too. Both WERE acquitted of the murder charges, but rightfully convicted of strong-armed robbery. Both were sent to prison. Hopefully they went straight.

The point here is still simple. Human beings misbehave. We all do. Sadly, sometimes human beings cross universally recognized standards of behavior. Citizens of all races do this. And yes, cops sometimes do so too.

When human beings commit violent crimes, we MUST rely on our justice system. Does it always work? Of course not. Why not? Because human beings run our justice systems. Human beings are not perfect and unfortunately, we must hire human beings to be cops. Most are brave protectors of public safety. A few are power hungry bastards.

Do white and black police officers sometimes commit crimes? Yes, they do. Did hapless jurors allow O.J. Simpson to commit cold-blooded murder? Yes, they did. Did cops lie at O.J. Simpson’s trial. Yes, they did. Was he a murderer anyway? Yes, he was.

America has choices to make. Despite all our flaws as a nation, past and present, and so many of our best efforts to treat all citizens fairly, as human beings we come up short. The solution being posed by Democrats is to engage in self-loathing. Rioters want us to direct animosity towards ALL COPS. This is as stupid as embracing racism.

This is not about race. It is a political scam. We are being bullied. The effort is designed to convince us to toss away the best functioning system the world has ever known.

Democrats want us to adopt socialism. Socialism is a freedom-killing model that has failed everywhere it has been tried.

Americans who twice elected a black president, are being lectured and manipulated by global leftists. Those living outside of America, where racial intolerance still runs on steroids, want the most tolerant and prosperous nation on the planet to go down in flames.

Our best hope is to trust our system. Yes, sometimes the O.J. Simpsons of our nation get away with murder, but the system remains our best hope.

What we are seeing in major cities across America is an appeasement of horrifically violent criminal behavior by Democratic mayors. This is scorched earth politics. If this continues, the Civil War that threatens all of us, gets closer at hand.

Joe Biden and all those who would have us elect a man who is obviously plagued with dementia, are the biggest threats the world has seen in many decades. Don't buy it. Pass it on.
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The Essence of the Democrat's Take on Minneapolis

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Just a Cringe? Where is the outrage?


© 2020 Jim Spence - Democrat U.S. House Representative James Clyburn admitted that he “cringed” when he saw the video of Joe Biden lecturing black people while making an appearance on a national radio show last week.
Why would Clyburn cringe at something a candidate he is planning on campaigning for said? It is because Biden went so far in his condescension towards black voters that he actually said any African American voter who might be weighing his or her voting options (Trump or Biden), “Ain’t Black.”
It is curious that James Clyburn was not angry. Instead he was merely cringing like we have all done when our child does something juvenile that embarrasses us. Clyburn should have been seething with anger, but he wasn’t, simply because he is part of a large group of black Democrats who live off the block vote that Biden was desperately trying to keep in the proverbial, "take that block vote for granted," corral.
That the following people are not black is news to them: Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Herman Cain, Star Parker, Clarence Thomas, Dr. Benjamin Carson, Larry Elder, Armstrong Williams, Alan Keyes, Alveda King, Burgess Owens, Condoleezza Rice, Tim Scott, Shelby Steele, Alan West…..you get the idea. You can bet they are all weighing their personal voting options. Additionally, none of the men and women listed above, would ever dawn a phony “black accent,” when addressing a primarily black audience to demonstrate their “authenticity.” Yet we have many video tapes of Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and even Barrack Obama doing so.
At some point the Democrat’s blatant con job on America’s black community will stop. Instead of the lies taught in our mostly corrupt public-school systems, all American children will be taught the truth about our country. And the truth is this: While our nation has its flaws, we live in the most tolerant and open society on earth. While we Americans are constantly getting lectured by the British Broadcasting Co. and other entities in Europe about racial intolerance, nobody seems to have ever gotten around to asking these lecturers on tolerance why the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Greece, Germany, Belgium, or anywhere else in European Union have NEVER elected a black as prime minister or president. The same goes for Japan, China, or Russia. Talk is cheap and race baiting is stale.
Recently, American “reporters” of Asian descent have been openly attacking Trump because he is constantly reminding the press the coronavirus was unleashed on the world by China. Apparently, it is OK in the minds of Trump-hating reporters for the Democrats running the higher education systems to intentionally limit the number of Asian-Americans admitted to the top universities, but it is racist when Trump reminds us of how we got into this virus mess that is killing so many people.
Here is the truth about race in America. Democrats constantly drum up racial paranoia for political advantage in our country. But Joe Biden is so plagued by dementia he has forgotten the do’s and don’ts of “playing the race card.” The proper way to play the race card is to infer all whites who don’t vote Democrat are supremacists. This is how you divide our society by color. The improper way to play the race card is to be openly condescending of black people who are weighing their vote carefully. That is why James Clyburn cringed. Biden was manipulating black voters improperly instead of doing it properly.
Biden is an old 78. He does not remember the playbook of Democrats who have dominated places like my hometown of Baltimore, as well as Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, and many other cities. In these places voters have elected no other candidates except Democrats, for generations. In St. Louis where ten black people were shot and four killed over the weekend, voters have not selected a Republican mayor since 1949. Still the Democrat mayor of St. Louis was lamenting the lack of social distancing in the Ozarks over the weekend, instead of lamenting the horrific black-on-black crime under her watch. In Chicago where black-on-black violence is a plague, voters have not chosen a Republican mayor since 1931.
Let us be clear. Democrats, including Joe Biden, define black voters as their property. “You belong to us, or you ain’t Black,” is the cringe worthy interpretation of what Joe Biden said last week.
Donald Trump is willing to compete for the black vote and his poll numbers in the black community are soaring. This reality scares the hell out of Democrats who thought they held title to the minds of those human beings.
Who knew that blacks are NOT all the "same?"

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If Trump is for it, they are against it

© 2020 Jim Spence - America is morphing before our very eyes. It isn't pretty. There is no professional basketball, hockey, baseball, or golf. The Coca Cola 600 was run in Charlotte in front of nobody last week. Horses are racing at Churchill Downs and other large venues, However, there are no fans there. Schools have been closed for months and nobody seems to know when or how they will reopen. Everywhere you in go in America, businesses are closed. If they are open, people are wearing masks. Sorry folks, that is not my America. Is everyone ready to settle for this?
When you think about the images we have seen from Asia over the years, particularly China, masks have been a way of life there. Why?
The air is shamelessly dirty in China. Additionally, most public places, including transportation facilities, eateries, and shopping areas in China are notoriously unsanitary. Coronavirus is not the first disease originating in China that has spread to the west and done serious damage. However, Wuhan Coronavirus does seem to be the most contagious.
Given the misinformation that came from the World Health Organization, after its “experts” visited China to check out the seriousness of the virus, everybody is mad as hell at both the W.H.O. and the Chinese Communist government. Back in early January, the W.H.O. announced that the virus could NOT be transmitted from human-to-human. That is tantamount to "health experts" saying that stage four cancer is not serious. Leaked memos out of China make it clear that the Xi dictatorship made a conscious decision to mislead the world about the virus. Was the spread of the virus allowed intentionally, or simply downplayed? Nobody knows because the Chinese dictatorship lies about everything. Many nations are furious with China. Some are suing. The damages are in the trillions.
Oddly, while almost everyone is unhappy with China and the W.H.O. the American Democrats are now DEFENDING the CHINESE DICTATORSHIP. Simply put, Democrats are scrambling to jumble up the American voting public’s understanding of how irresponsibly the Chinese behaved from the outset of this pandemic. It is all part of their latest scheme to win in November.
It is important to put what the Democrats have been doing about the virus in context. Since the election outcome in 2016, and even before, Democrat’s visceral hatred of Donald Trump has been off the charts, resulting in increasingly bizarre behavior. So much did Democrats hate Trump, the Obama gang used bogus information manufactured by Hillary Clinton and the DNC to manipulate the judicial system into allowing the FBI and CIA to do electronic surveillance of the GOP. This conduct is Nixonian, because like Richard Nixon, Barack Obama was so obsessed with his perceived enemies he went so far as to use the machinery of the federal government to sabotage the candidacy (and then the presidency) of his opponent.
Democrats have gone from being merely overly obsessed with their dislike of Trump, to embracing uncontrolled hatred and rage.
When independent investigations of Russian collusion allegations showed that the Democrat's contrived narratives were totally bogus, and their scam failed, they went straight to the Ukrainian scam/impeachment proceedings. Of course this scam failed too. In fact, it backfired. Trump's poll numbers surged as the public saw through the dirty tactics of Pelosi, Schumer, and Co..
It seems that whatever Trump is for…..Democrats now feel pathologically compelled to be against. A columnist at The Nation suggested last week that we should all vote for Biden, even if it turned out he assaulted female aides and ate babies. Really?
A recent poll showed that 36% of Americans would be "less likely" to get vaccinated for protection against the virus, if Trump spoke favorably about such a vaccination. That 36% segment, is actually roughly the size of the Democratic Party within the American electorate.
This week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo began a new anti-Trump rant narrative based on something very stupid. Over and over Cuomo said, "European virus." He said it more than a half a dozen times at one of his press conferences. It was for effect. What effect?
It would seem Andrew Cuomo now thinks because Trump has continued to point out the fact that thousands of people have died because of all the deceptive ways China mislead the world about the virus, if he (Cuomo) simply keeps calling it a "European" virus instead, and other Democrats and pals in the media repeat it, the utterances will eventually negate the fact that the virus originated in Wuhan, China.
This sort of behavior goes beyond dirty politics. It is downright odd.
The insanity goes on and on. Trump announced during one of his press briefings this week that he is taking Hydroxychloroquine as a virus inhibitor. The facts are clear. There have been many studies suggesting the drug can inhibit Coronavirus, just as it inhibits malaria. However, despite the fact the drug has been approved as safe for human beings for decades, the Democrats have collectively decided as a political party, to pretend Trump is crazy for taking this drug, because it is suddenly and almost mystically "unsafe" and therefore risky. From the top to the bottom of the Democratic Party, and with the media chiming in to assist, progressives behave like parrots pretending that Trump’s doctor, who prescribed this drug that is taken routinely all around the world, is engaging in blatant medical malpractice.
Again, the context of all this is critical. If Trump is for anything, there is a pathological need for Democrats to be against it. This is unhealthy. Especially for those wanting to get on with life instead of raging all the time.
We are at a strange moment in global history. China has now proven itself a danger to virtually every citizen in every nation on earth. There is an URGENT need for MAJOR changes in China. This fact is irrefutable, and it goes hand in hand with most dictatorships. China’s gross misconduct towards the global community has destroyed life as billions of people knew it. They are bullies.
It is remarkable that Trump was actually feuding with the Chinese and their one-way trade policies long before the Chinese dictatorship either intentionally or negligently poisoned the world. Surely if police detectives were investigating the spread of the virus as a crime, there would be no nation with a greater “motive” to hurt America....than China.
Oddly, because Trump has pulled no punches with the W.H.O. or China, Democrats have decided to "defend" China and the W.H.O. In their strange world, Democrats now think if they are successful in protecting China, they can shift blame to Europe and eventually to Trump.
Make no mistake Democrats want to con voters into blaming TRUMP for China's gross misconduct. However, like the failed Russian collusion scam, the failed impeachment scam, and Democrat’s notorious rejections of travel bans and social distancing guidelines at the outset of the pandemic, attempting to dupe the independent segment of the voting public on China will not work either.
So.....while 36% of Americans may well refuse a virus vaccination to protect themselves if Trump speaks positively about it, that still leaves 64% of America that is not quite that dumb.....let alone so obviously and pathologically obsessed with hatred they will do dangerous things.
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If you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth

© 2020 Jim Spence - My father was a trial lawyer. He loved to go to court. And he often defended criminals who were guilty as sin or argued for dubious personal injury claims.
It is no secret that most lawyers are relatively clever people. They are trained in law schools all over the nation to argue in favor of things they do not actually believe. Twisting the minds of juries, is the ultimate goal of any lawyer who represents a client who has a weak case based on the “facts” and the “truth.”
Clearly most lawyers embrace the mindset of the ancient Roman Governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate. Pilate asked of Jesus when he was brought before the governor, “What is truth?” Pilate did not ask what is “the” truth? Instead, he asked, what "is" truth? It was a very cynical question, indicating that Pilate believed there are always more than one valid version of the “truth.” This indicates Pilate felt the idea of "truth" was so malleable, the term itself, was a misnomer.
The beauty of governing Judea for Pilate was that “truth” was whatever Rome said it was. And by proxy, Pilate himself, thanks to his appointment by the emperor of Rome, could unilaterally decide truth, and take any action he deemed necessary for the benefit of the state, based on his arbitrary findings.
Until recently, Americans, living in a free nation, with democratically elected governors, and constitutional protections, enjoyed a life where it was more difficult for a would-be Pontius Pilate to simply issue edicts that have the same effect as “law,” without first persuading legislatures to pass laws.
Fortunately for those making an effort to be intellectually honest, history is replete with famously truthful men and women who understood the dangers of all power seeking politicians who are adept at peddling falsehoods disguised as truth. Ardent free-market capitalist Ayn Rand comes to mind as being in this camp, as do two famous socialists, Mahatma Gandhi and George Orwell, who also understood how oppression though manipulation works.
It is telling that we can readily find a capitalist and two socialists who were both able to produce profoundly wise observations on the importance of assigning virtue to facts and truth. All three were witnesses to ways in which the state used the media to produce propaganda and manipulate facts to produce the desired political outcomes.
In response to a cynical reporter who was commenting on the difficulty of overcoming the vast powers of the state to suppress facts, Mahatma Gandhi said, "Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.” It was Gandhi’s way of reminding the reporter that even if the vast majority of the public is deluded, this does not alter the truth.
George Orwell said, when commenting on the astonishing power contained in state sponsored propaganda, “Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”
It is naive to think these processes, which are fundamental to power seeking human beings, are not present all around us.
In America, while the details of how journalism schools influence students these days are endless, it is a pity that from the top of management to bottom level reporters, the news media is a business that is 70% political advocacy and 30% show business. For several decades media outlets such as CNN, NBC, NPR, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, have abandoned best practices in journalism. Instead of a honest search to determine and report only facts, these organizations routinely follow pre-determined narratives and produce infomercials for Democrats.
Alternatively, in recognition of a neglected market, based on narrative based infomercial operations at CNN, NBC, NPR, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, Fox News pounced on the under-served GOP segment more than twenty years ago. The market was wide open and Fox grabbed half the viewers.
This begs many questions for independents. In this polarized advocacy and show biz-based media environment: 1) What is the truth? 2) How do we sort out news coverage for facts when Fox presents one version and CNN, NBC, NPR, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post present a total contradiction?
Tearing human minds to pieces and putting those minds together again in new shapes of the media outlet's choosing ALSO means engaging in selective reporting. The omitting of stories that cannot be easily modified is a common practice associated with producing infomercials.
Take the recent fiasco this week related to Joe Biden’s comments on black voters. Biden said, “If you have a problem figuring out if you’re for me or for Trump, you ain’t black.”
Many of the news outlets (except Fox) simply omitted reporting on this outrageous statement, which essentially suggests that authentic blacks are a one-size-fits-all group of monolithic thinkers. Biden was indicating he thought, real black Americans are 100% ALIKE when it comes to political philosophy and vote casting. It was such a condescending statement it could not be made to fit the pro-Biden narrative. So, CNN, NBC, NPR, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post mostly omitted coverage or worked feverishly after the fact, to mitigate the implications.
The independent thinker must survey a wide range of reports rather than look to the same biased news sources dominating the American media landscape. In previous columns, it has been suggested that Donald Trump will capture an unusually large portion of the black vote that will spell doom for Democrats. As many black voters, like other independent voters, seek the truth through the surveying of multiple news media outlets, many will reject Biden's atrocious stereotyping of an entire race. Nobody has to "like" Trump to understand the dangers of those who try to control voters like Biden.
Several fundamental facts emerge from this discussion. The most important are these: 1) The vast majority of lawyers are like Pilate. They will vote for Joe Biden, 2) If you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.
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Consenting Adults

© 2020 Jim Spence - It is a strange world. Doctors in the trenches, as well as bureaucrats with medical licenses, are taking questions from the press during virus briefings. Practicing physicians are livid, because they are feeling increasingly pressured to declare Coronavirus as cause-of-death on certificates of patients who are merely suspected of having the virus. This is true even when their patients also had very serious underlying medical conditions. This has rendered all statistics being foisted on the public regarding the virus as extremely dubious and suspect. Funeral directors in places like New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota report these deceptions too.

Even many bureaucrats agree they disagree. Bureaucrat Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House Coronavirus Task Force response administrator, was filmed openly challenging bureaucrat Dr. Ray Redford, at the Center for Disease Control Director. These two physician bureaucrats were engaged in a heated conversation when Dr. Birx finally got the last word in. She told Dr. Redfield, “There is nothing from the CDC that I can trust!”

Amen!

In the community of Castle Rock, Colorado, a snitch took video of a crowded restaurant, and called local bureaucratic “authorities.” What followed should become a national symbol for the over-reach of governments all over the country. The Governor of Colorado and the Tri-County Health bureaucracy, which has somehow become a self-appointed dictatorship in the Denver area, ordered the eatery closed.

The video of the C & C breakfast and Korean Kitchen is worth a review. It looked like any other video that might have been taken at any popular eating establishment until recently. The video triggered a dangerous government reaction. It clearly demonstrates as Colorado allegedly wants to "re-open," how governors and health officials remain enamored with having the raw authority to use “emergency powers.” This fondness for unrestrained power retention is destroying the freedoms and financial lives of millions of people.......all under the respectable guise of “saving lives.”

Upon serious contemplation one has to ask, “What is wrong with this picture?”

After considering the video images and all the implications for stolen civil liberties in America, one can only be reminded of the anti-homosexual laws being enforced a generation ago, over the vigorous objections of civil libertarians everywhere. This begs the question, "Where are those civil libertarians now, as governors and local bureaucrats seem hell bent on converting temporary emergency powers into permanent suspensions of the U.S. Constitution?"

The draconian police-state efforts of the governor and bureaucrats in Colorado is clearly anti-freedom more than anything else. Bullying restaurant owners and anyone else daring to offer Americans basic “choices," tramples the concept of letting “CONSENTING ADULTS” alone to live their lives.

People who willingly chose to frequent gay bars used to be stigmatized and bullied. However, these days no governor in his or her right mind, would suggest returning to the enforcement of anti-homosexual laws still on the books, simply because there is a possibility that people engaged in homosexual activity might contract HIV. Closing the local eatery in Castle Rock seems to be the 21st Century equivalent of jailing hotel owners because they know people are engaging in unprotected sex in some of the rooms.

The point here is simple. Dangers associated with the Chinese Coronavirus are no longer new news. After nearly three months of being drowned in dire forecasts, incomplete anti-body data, false records regarding causes of deaths, and the resulting phony fatality rates, Americans are painfully AWARE of the existence of dangers associated with the virus. Every single patron at the Castle Rock eatery already knew about the virus. And no doubt those in the area who fear contracting the virus, would have never even considered going to that establishment to get food. This same freedom of choice applies to the scant traffic volume on cruise ships, trains, buses, cabs, and airplanes these days. Traffic is down, but one can still CHOOSE to fly or ride a train......if one wants to "risk it." Will you get in your car and drive? If you are, you are taking a risk every day. It is called LIFE.

What a contrast. Somehow in America in many locales we have allowed power-hungry authoritarians to destroy our civil liberties and our choices.

Finally, consider the Swedish government’s response to the virus. The Swedes calmly and rationally warned the public to take precautions, without self-appointing themselves as dictatorial nannies indefinitely.

The cost of not demanding the return of basic choices in American life is going continue to produce financial devastation on a massive scale in America. The news media, which has once again presented a false narrative, is lying to us. Suggesting that governments must choose between the physical well-being of the nation or our economic health, is just another brazen lie. Crushing free will and terminating the ability of "consenting adults" to make their own choices, pretends that nothing else factors into our health and well-being, and we are all way too stupid to make our own choices anyway.

Emergency powers that become indefinite is no different than DICTATORSHIP. Eliminating choice options for consenting adults, is what gets done as a matter of routine in places like China, North Korea, Venezuela, Iran, and Cuba. Wake up America. We don’t want to live in those places. We want to live in America, where tolerance and respect for CONSENTING ADULTS having the freedom to make their own choices, is the essence of our liberal culture.
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The Tale of Two Accusers

© 2020 Jim Spence - The emergence of dementia-plagued Joe Biden as the standard bearer for the Democratic Party is perhaps the most bizarre political development in decades. Astonishingly, Biden has been deemed their “best choice,” by Democratic Party primary voters. How can this be when watching Joe Biden attempt to field even the most basic questions from allies in the media has become excruciating. So excruciating is it, we find it totally unbelievable that voters in Democratic Party primaries and all the Democrats in the press, think Biden is qualified to assume the presidency. Sorry folks, someone who is obviously struggling with dementia, is not a good candidate for the toughest job on the planet.

Coincidentally, sexual assault accusers are back in the news again. The highest profile accuser these days is a life-long Democrat and former staff member of a former Democrat senator. The senator in question is Joe Biden.

The contrasts between Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser and Joe Biden’s accuser are stark. Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, was an obvious political prop. She made absurdly vague and completely unsubstantiated accusations against Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, that dated back 36 years to her days in high school in the 1980’s. While Ford conceded that she did not attend the same high school as Kavanaugh, she also admitted she could not remember exactly where the alleged assault took place, or exactly when. Still, she was trotted out on camera by Democrats to trash Kavanaugh.

None of Ford’s friends would corroborate a single accusation she made nor her making any mention of it. After being captivated by the dubious claims made by Christine Blasey Ford against Kavanaugh, countless numbers of Democrats felt compelled to say, with no supporting evidence that, “they believed her.”



Believe Biden, Not Women

Of course the filthy nature of politics made it easy for Democrats to believe Ford. She had been a left-wing activist when she and her 36-year-old accusations surfaced. Ford had contributed her personal funds to many progressive political causes, including to the non-profit Act Blue. Act Blue is a nonprofit group with an open hatred for anything having to do with Republicans and especially Republican judge nominees. A quick look at the Act Blue website told independent observers everything they needed to know about Christine Blasey Ford. Act Blue remains involved in developing and implementing fundraising technology for the left. Democrats simply found a committed party activist in Christine Blasey Ford they could use to smear a GOP Supreme Court nominee, in Judge Kavanaugh. It was all dirty political theater.

While the veracity of the sexual assault allegations by both alleged victims will remain in dispute, the relevant facts surrounding both these accusers are pretty indisputable. Like Christine Ford, Biden's accuser Tara Reade, was and is a registered Democrat. However, unlike Ford, Reade is accusing a FELLOW DEMOCRAT of sexual misconduct when both were adults. Also unlike Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford, who never knew Kavanuagh, Biden's accuser Tara Reade actually worked for Joe Biden. With Reade's charges that Biden is a sexual predator, it seems clear that she thinks she mistakenly believed in Biden.

Let's be clear here. Like the Ford accusations, the Reade accusations are quite dated. And all fair-minded people should realize that the accused is always entitled to due process and a presumption of innocence. Naturally, Democrats found it politically convenient to forget about the concept of due process during the Kavanaugh smear attempt. But there is good news. Democrats have now miraculously rediscovered the great concept of due process, with Biden being the target of dated sexual assault allegations. If Reade were a GOP activist and contributor it would be easier to buy the smear angle. Still, most likely this will become a she-said, he-said incident.

The great contrast here is not in the denials of the accused, but in the reactions to this he-said - she-said incident within the Democrat-dominated media, along with most elected Democrats. Without qualifications, almost the entire American progressive power complex could not care less about anything former Biden staff member Tara Reade has to say about her alleged ordeal with Joe Biden. This stands in stark contrast to the progressive power structure's light speed willingness to...."believe" Christine Ford.

This begs several questions after watching Democrats indignantly demand respect for any and all women claiming they were victims of sexual assaults during the Kavanaugh smear.

1) Why does the Democrat's concern for women's well being rise and fall with the political leanings of the accused?

2) Why are some women to be believed and others disbelieved before any due process or vetting of claims?

3) Can an aging man like Joe Biden, who is obviously suffering from dementia, possibly be expected to remember any of his past transgressions?

Here's a late news flash. The New York Times has decided, after being goaded for a few weeks, to flip-flop on the idea of due process. The paper now says the Reade charges should be investigated. This comes after the Times passed judgment on her charges with NO investigation. No doubt, instead of reaching a verdict based on slanted news accounts of the charges, as the Times did in the Kavanaugh sham, they are at least calling for her to make her case under oath.

Make no mistake, if Tara Reade ever gets her day in the court and under oath, the New York Times will choose to NOT believe her. But how very "progressive" the Times editors are to finally be shamed into pretending they seek the truth.

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Obedient Robots or Enemies of the State

© 2020 Jim Spence - That we now live in a pretend world where all citizens are commanded to become obedient robots serving the progressive's political agenda, is quite startling.

Up is down.  Cold is hot. Unjustified self-inflicted wounds are virtuous. A safe drug that works to save lives....is quackery. Virtually every elected official claims, “We are all in this together,” yet 95% of all private sector jobs are presumed to be NON-ESSENTIAL. Contrast this reality with the fact that these same elected-officials imply by the absence of unpaid furloughs, that 100% of all government jobs are presumed to be essential. Let that sink in.

The condescension of America’s ruling/cultural elites has no boundaries. Recently a tenured Harvard professor suggested that home schooling is a “danger to children and to society.” This comes as news to some of our most successful family members, who have also done a brilliant job of home schooling their children for many years. In fact, the mother of these children is involved in coordinating the improvement of home schooling for their region.

It is important to understand that those who protest most loudly against home schooling and home schooling parents, are shameless defenders of the failing public education model. These betters are unable to disguise their true preference, which is that ALL parents should be forced by law to surrender control of their children’s minds at an early age, so progressive Democrat indoctrination can begin. The child belongs to the state, because the state knows best, is their religion.

Ruling/cultural elites continue to benefit from the naked biases of America’s media. These biases have been grotesquely exposed by what the media chooses to NOT report on. For example, there is a total absence of coverage of the wonderful results achieved by physicians all over the world using Hydroxychloroquine to provide life-saving relief for virus victims. Instead of joyfully passing on uplifting information regarding a long ago approved compound, that has saved lives all around the world, the clinical results of the drug are repeatedly downplayed by our media, even as the evidence of its incredible efficacy piles up.

Why would this occur? Ever since Trump suggested the drug had potential, the media has been exhausting its energy attempting to disprove the drug’s remarkable efficacy. Anti-Trump journalists routinely cross basic ethical lines as they lie, distort, and omit key facts regarding how this life-saving the drug has helped tens of thousands of desperate patients. The proof is in their behavior. A Democrat elected-official in Michigan recently pointed out how the drug saved her life. For simply telling the truth, she was immediately cast as a villain by her fellow Democrats. “Shut up and die if this might help us beat Trump," seems to be the Michigan Democrat’s dubious message.

Sorry friends, this is not political, it is bizarre.

On this same theme of systematic distortion, what should be exposed by journalists as the biggest scandal in American history, will instead go mostly ignored by the progressively-biased U.S. media. Not only was the so-called Russian collusion con game nothing but a political scam, it was foisted on the American public and the gullible media by higher ups in the Obama CIA and FBI. And though the media chooses to NOT REPORT any of this, it is becoming clear with each passing day, that the Obama administration appointees at the FBI and CIA engaged in unprecedented criminal misconduct during and after the 2016 election. Count on Obama appointees to be indicted by grand juries in the coming weeks for their blatant criminal conduct. This will occur while the media looks the other way or dismissively brands exposure of these criminal activities as, “partisan.”

Also receiving little media coverage in America, are massive citizen protests launched against suspension of the U.S. Constitution by state governors in places like Las Vegas, Nevada, Lansing, Michigan, Newport Beach, California and Sacramento, California. The reasons why these protests are taking place are painfully obvious. Freedoms are being denied to law abiding citizens, while convicted felons, including habitual sex offenders, are being released to prey on the public. Apparently, much like the tenured Harvard professor, the Democratic governors, and their pals in the media, believe home schooling is more dangerous to children and society than releasing convicted sexual predators into the general population.

These twisted lines of reasoning seem to go along the same line of thought that demands we keep abortion clinics open for late-term abortions to, “save lives.” Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer went so far as to call abortion procedures “life sustaining.” For whom, remains the unanswered question associated with her ridiculous assertion.

In a similar pattern of convoluted thought processes, there have been multiple arrests and citations issued to mothers and fathers who were “caught” playing with kids in near empty public parks.

Readers......the government over-reach to this virus is easily the biggest scam in the history of our nation. The time for mass civil disobedience is right under our noses. There is no room for dictatorship in America. Too many governors don't understand this. They need to be taught some basic civics lessons, since the public education model failed them too.
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An Epidemic of Uninformed GROUP THINK

© 2020 Jim Spence - In recent years it has become increasingly clear that the powerful one-two combo of 1) parents disinterested in academic excellence and, 2) pathetically low expectations of public education at all levels, has finally caught up with us.

Uninformed GROUP THINK is now failing our nation. The evidence is overwhelming. Critical thinking skills are in short supply. Fundamental awareness of simple mathematics and statistics are so lacking in the adult population, that millions of citizens now cede the processing of important information to pop culture including a completely irresponsible news media complex. Accordingly, a significant percentage of Americans are reacting very passively as power hungry-elected officials take cynical steps to destroy virtually all basic freedoms enshrined in our constitution.

The writings of 20th Century prophet George Orwell are being continuously verified. Every single day we see the corrosive effects of group-think distorting the basic mathematics of the virus pandemic. As a result, the long-ago discredited fatality rate projections of the virus, made by "expert bureaucrats," continue to be completely misrepresented by the majority of so-called journalists. Confirmed virus cases, which are trumpeted relentlessly by clueless "reporters" and their headline writing editors, remain meaningless, as they are only one isolated variable in a more complex equation. And while death counts are not meaningless, they are being taken completely out of the context, as part of a systematic omission of other components important to useful risk calculations.

Specifically, important data points regarding the widespread existence of virus antibodies in the general population continue to go ignored. And sadly, tens of millions of blissfully ignorant or otherwise brainwashed citizens, are wholly incapable of understanding that tens of millions of Americans have already had the virus and recovered from it. The death rates match those of previous flu outbreaks.

Evidence that this nasty virus is being used as an excuse to conduct a political sham is everywhere. Emergency room doctors from California were recorded on local news broadcasts earlier this week asserting emphatically that draconian “stay at home orders” are completely unnecessary. These doctors also indicated that public health bureaucrats in California have been pressuring all doctors to attribute virtually all deaths to Coronavirus on death certificates. The doctors in California connected the dots and suggested these seemingly bizarre pressures are political. They are simply a deceitful attempt by power hungry politicians to make the virus threat seem far worse than it is. These disturbing reports from doctors, have been corroborated by funeral directors all over the nation including in New York state, where directors say that suddenly and absurdly, virtually ALL death certificates are attributing the cause of death to the virus. This is happening regardless of actual testing or autopsies. This sham process is rendering almost all other causes of death to be radically diminished in the statistics. And further supporting this lamentably deceitful situation, is the fact there is no almost no mention in the media that the aggregate death total (all deaths) in the U.S. is down 15% since March 1st.

Forced business closings and oppressive stay at home orders in most places in the U.S. are destroying millions of financial futures. The stupidity of these policies is highlighted by the fact there have been no mandatory stay at home orders or lock downs in Sweden. In Sweden, citizens are expected to rely on their own common sense, with basic safety protocols put in place. In Sweden and in the state of South Dakota, where no lock downs were ordered, there have been similar or LOWER infection rates to those locales where severe restrictions are in place. Add to this fact that there has been limited economic damage in Sweden and South Dakota, versus widespread damage in most other places, and one must wonder why these facts get so little coverage in our media.

In the state of South Dakota, citizens held a parade in honor of their governor Kristi Noem. There, the general population is exceedingly thankful that Governor Noem refused to be duped into engaging in the self-inflicted wounding of her constituents, as if economic self-destruction is a strategy that is "essential."

Speaking of essential, the dividing line on what is essential and what is not, has been made clear by Democratic Party elected officials. Despite the 3rd rate service we citizens tend to receive from virtually all government authorities, all around the nation, government employees are still being paid. Once notorious for working at 25% of their capacity, with so little economic activity this spring, many government employees are now doing nothing at all. Still they are all collecting full pay and benefits. Of course, this happens while many Democrat governors deem most private sector activities “non-essential.” The burden of proof is on the business to prove what they do is essential. Refusals by Democrat governors to concede that more than a few occupations are "essential," has resulted in millions of employees sent out on unpaid furloughs and many business owners facing personal bankruptcies.

The crass political nature of this entire freedom-robbing and bankruptcy-inducing experience, is particularly damnable. Globalists have been seen in media interviews sucking up to China and the W.H.O. while pushing Americans to surrender sovereign decision-making authority to international bureaucrats. The ultimate insanity of trusting globalist bureaucratic entities, is reflected in the conduct of the World Health Organization. The W.H.O. actually refused to even acknowledge this virus was contagious until countless nations were infected.

It seems that the most favored way for most DOMESTIC elected officials to feel more important and more relevant, is to adopt ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL policies, that increase the perceived need for a “nanny state.” Gullible constituents, having never been taught how freedoms are usually stolen from the people, are going along. In short, big government has been just dying to “save” all of us. And with this virus, the self-appointed nannies are making hay, while the uninformed are conned into believing, "We are all in this together." We aren't.

Predictably, most Democrat governors are revealing that they will NOT surrender their recently acquired emergency powers at any more than a snail’s pace, if at all. And many Democrat elected officials are behaving like the pigs in George Orwell’s classic novel, Animal Farm. The Mayor of Chicago, the Governor of Illinois, the Mayor of New York, and even a CNN anchor (Chris Cuomo) have been caught in acts of blatant hypocrisy. They have all been seen violating their own stay at home orders. All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.

What is going on here? Basic freedoms are being terminated right under our noses. The thirst by Democrats, for a change in political power, is at the center of this entire shabby episode of American history.

We are reminded that we encounter stupid drivers out there on the roads and highways every day. Many drivers continue to recklessly send text messages while operating their automobiles. The data on distracted driving, unlike the data on the widespread existence of Coronavirus antibodies, is well-publicized. Moreover, much stricter enforcement of these life-threatening activities would require ZERO economic sacrifice. However, in spite of an epidemic of deaths caused by distracted drivers, no calls for stronger enforcement of anti-driving distraction laws are heeded. Those of us who recognize this danger, continue to drive, while being ever more alert that the number of fools on the road playing with their phones while they drive is up. The same basic principal applies to the flu and it should apply to the virus too.

We all know the flu and the virus are out there, but we also knowingly continue to leave our homes during flu season while being ordered by tyrants to stay at home because of the virus.

Going about the business of life, is simply part of living our lives, the importance of which, is something that seems to be lost in this epidemic of uninformed group-think.

Sad, that so many are uninformed, making it easier for political hacks to revoke freedoms.
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It is time for reason.....and mass civil disobedience

© 2020 Jim Spence - One of my great friends and mentors once told me, “In America we have developed a cultural behavior pattern. “Anything deemed worth doing, is worth OVER-DOING.”

Sadly, it should now be clear to every American, that the dictatorial reaction of politicians to the pandemic, was overdone. That reaction is now becoming absurd. Look around. Citizens are being treated like cattle. Wal-Mart has painted arrows on the floor of their stores to tell customers the paths to walk through when visiting their stores. What is next? Cattle prods?

The group think is everywhere. George Orwell taught us long ago, there is nothing more dangerous than group think. Please do not misunderstand.
  1. Social distancing suggestions are fine.
  2. Wearing masks is logical.
  3. Better hygiene protocols for all businesses makes sense.
  4. Bringing testing to the masses as quickly as possible is common sense.
  5. Even having special policies for the most vulnerable in our society, such as the elderly, and those with existing respiratory conditions is appropriate.

But all of this?

Let us get on the record here. Opting to tolerate totalitarianism is stupid. In fact, it is beyond stupid. What is happening in places like New Mexico, California, Michigan, as well as in other places is an insult to the concept of stupid.

For anyone who is not sure what should have been the proper response, glance at Sweden. The Swedes have been taking all five of the common senses actions listed above. However, the Swedes never considered issuing, “stay at home ORDERS.” Accordingly, the Swedes are rapidly developing herd immunity, while their infection rates, and virus death ratios remain well below or in line with those in American states where governors have chosen to suspend the United States Constitution’s sacred guarantees and commit economic and freedom suicide instead.

Readers, the data is piling up everywhere and our elected officials are ignoring it. A couple of weeks ago a team of distinguished researchers from Stanford University finished an assessment of Chinese Coronavirus antibody testing in Santa Clara County, California. What these researchers discovered is something that six other independent studies have since confirmed in many other locations around the nation. There are 50 to 85 times more people who have already had and recovered from this virus than has been “estimated.” Still, the number of “confirmed cases,” which seems to still be an irrelevant obsession in the media, continues to be a meaningless data point taken completely out of context. One must conclude that this masking of relevant data has been done for dramatic effect.

Manipulating data is dangerous. It has already resulted in bogus estimates of virus, “fatality rates.” Baseless fatality rate estimates, which were immediately foisted on the American public, have now been reduced to tiny fractions of the original dumb guesses. With virtually NO supporting DATA, the original fatality rate estimates can now be deemed fraudulent.

However, observe the narrow benefits. “Bureaucrat experts” are having their Judge Ito moments every day at virus update press conferences. Fame is cool. It leads to lucrative book deals. All one need do, is keep the news cameras on one's self for a little longer.

Wake up America. STOP allowing your financial futures and your precious freedoms to be destroyed by bureaucrats and elected officials in exchange for a vague promise to, “take care of you.” Americans do not need to reduce our existences to that of obedient government robots in desperate need of daily programming nannies, who are drawing government paychecks, while most others wither financially.

In places like California, Michigan, New Mexico, as well as many other states, we are learning the sinister ways that despotic governors decide what essential workers and businesses are. First and foremost, ALL government employees are somehow essential. NO government employees are being furloughed without pay, even the millions doing the most routine and mundane tasks are getting paid, often to do nothing. The burdens of these stay at home orders are not being shared. It would seem that some animals are more equal than others.

Does anyone suffer from the delusion that this is all about your health? Health care services that are important to you, as well as your dogs and cats, are not "deemed essential” by your intellectual superiors. Let us address the delusions.

If you need your teeth cleaned to prevent the development of serious gum diseases, you are out of luck. In New Mexico, your governor has decided that human beings who need these services and those who perform these services are simply not essential. However, the state employed clerks processing vehicle registration renewals by mail, are totally essential. Sorry readers, this is not about your health.

Do you want to go to a grocery store and pick up some potato chips, candy bars, and sugar-laden soft drinks? Have at it. However, if you live in Michigan and you want to buy organic vegetable seeds to plant in your garden, forget it. According to the governor of Michigan, buying junk food is fine, but buying garden seeds at the same store is simply too risky. Again, this is not about your health.

Do you need physical therapy after a recent surgery or injury to prevent atrophy of muscle groups that are critical to your recovery? Forget about it. No way. You can limp or hobble around for the rest of your life because it is for the greater good. However, are you eight months pregnant and want to kill an already viable baby? Have at it.....because late-term abortions are life sustaining.

Do you want to play golf? No way. Do you want to stock up on some more booze or recreational weed? Go for it.

Do you want to get a haircut? Forget about it. That is way too risky. Do you want to go to a convenience store and buy a lottery ticket so the government can keep dumb money flowing into its coffers? Go for it.

Do you dare take your kid to play on the swing in a public park? Forget it. That is just too risky. Do you want to feel safe that convicted felons are locked up behind bars? Forget that too. Many governors and mayors are busy emptying jail cells of felons. They want to "protect violent criminals" from the virus. They are executing this policy after instructing law enforcement officials to issue citations and the threats of jail time to parents taking kids to public parks or adults walking on beaches.

In a state of over two million people there have been 93 deaths from the virus in New Mexico. One must take the decimal points out three digits to get the percentage of the population the virus has killed. It is 0.00443%. Mayor Martin Hicks of Grants, New Mexico put it best when he said, Governor Michelle Grisham, “is killing us. She’s totally killing us.”

Readers, this is not about your health. It is about power in the hands of hacks instead of freedom for all. The good news is citizens are beginning to take actions to render stay at home orders null and void. This small wave of civil disobedience should mushroom into a tsunami. These governors should be banished to what they deem to be "non-essential" activities.
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Self-appointed nannies

© 2020 Jim Spence - A blind person could see New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham’s penchant for becoming the self-appointed “nanny” for more than 2 million New Mexicans a month ago. Seeing this little dictator announce she was utilizing her “emergency powers” in ways that made absolutely no sense, was a big red flag. Just yesterday, the New Mexico governor ignored all pleas to begin to re-open New Mexico’s businesses. Instead, she extended what amounts to martial law, until May 15th.

Grisham is a career bureaucrat. She is clearly in way over her head. Her decisions have been political, capricious, and beyond arbitrary. Accordingly, I fled the state for our summer home in Colorado earlier than planned. Colorado is a state where much more reasonable virus precautions are in place.

Hundreds of thousands of New Mexicans are ready to make a trade with South Dakota. In South Dakota, Governor Kristi Noem, respects the Bill of Rights and particularly the ability of state citizens to process widespread information and take precautions on their own. Unlike Grisham in New Mexico, Governor Noem in South Dakota has taken note of the glaring fact that extremely strict shutdown policies are NOT having a better impact on infections around the country. Therefore, her virus policies are far less strict than the business destroying edicts issued in New Mexico.

It was a tale of two Wednesdays yesterday. From her dictatorship perch in Santa Fe, Lujan-Grisham thumbed her nose at hundreds of thousands of citizens wanting their basic freedoms back. She ordered all New Mexico citizens to continue to stay at home for another three weeks. In the meantime, in South Dakota, Governor Noem announced that her state was winning the war against the coronavirus, without ever implementing extreme and draconian economy-killing measures. In her explanation, Governor Noem simply pointed out the obvious. Despite earlier projections by "expert" bureaucrats of a surge in virus cases that would swamp South Dakota hospitals, Noem said the state has not seen a surge. In fact, South Dakota currently has less than a hundred people in the hospital with the virus.

Noem said, “We have 2,500 beds set aside for COVID-19 patients, but we only have 63 in. We probably, from all our projections and studying the science behind the virus, we won’t peak until the middle of June. But we already have done much better than what we had thought would have been hitting our state already.”

Data from all over the nation tells the mostly untold story. Hospitals are running at a fraction of capacity, minus a few hot spots in places like New York City and New Orleans, where Democrat mayors, originally trying to prove how much they hate Trump, chose to ignore original virus guidelines. The point is simple. In places like New Mexico and South Dakota, stay at home orders have been unnecessary.

The philosophical dividing lines are clear. New Mexico Democrats argue that all citizens are completely incapable of making intelligent decisions about virus safety. They crassly support the grabbing of emergency powers over all aspects of life using the excuse that we all must be protected from ourselves. BUREAUCRATS decide what is essential not citizens.

Alternatively, GOP governors like Kristi Noem say keeping the freedom to make intelligent choices in the hands of people makes more sense.

When you watch the behavior of Michelle Lujan Grisham, and you realize Democrats have been in charge of the state legislature virtually non-stop since the 1950’s, you understand why the state is ranked 49th and 50th in every meaningful measure of living standards. The majority of New Mexico voters are getting what they deserve.....more poverty.
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