Why so sad?

The left has come out in droves to denounce the idea floated by the White House to release illegals into sanctuary cities.  Why?  Surely you should want more of this diverse group which will only strengthen your community, right?

WASHINGTON – The revelation late Thursday that the White House tried multiple times to pressure immigration authorities into releasing migrants on the streets of sanctuary citiesdid not go over well with Democrats, who denounced the Trump administration as cruel.

The plan, reported by the Washington Post, was concocted to retaliate against Democrats and target sanctuary cities in liberal strongholds. It didn’t come to fruition after pushback from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Post reported. ICE rejected the idea after at first thinking it was a joke, the Post reported.

Members of Congress and immigration advocates called the idea inhumane and called for those within President Donald Trump’s administration to be held accountable.

“This reporting exposes yet a new level of inhumanity in this Administration,” Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, wrote on Twitter. “Those who pursued this disgusting policy are beneath the dignity of the offices they hold and must be held to account.”

And further down:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s district was specifically targeted, according to the Post, noting that the White House wanted to transport migrants into her congressional district in San Francisco.

Ashley Etienne, a spokeswoman for Pelosi, called the proposal “despicable.”

“The extent of this Administration’s cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated,” Etienne said in a statement. “Using human beings — including little children — as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable, and in some cases, criminal.”

Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., agreed.

“Immigrants are people. Not pawns to deploy in the President’s petty political fights,” Quigley said on Twitter. “@realDonaldTrump’s cruelty knows no limits.”

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, who is running for president in 2020, reacted to the news live on CNN during a town hall on Thursday night.

“The cruelty of this administration never seems to end,” Castro said, noting the list of Trump’s immigration policies that have been criticized or challenged in court. “These folks want us to choose cruelty as a weapon against these people and against political opponents.”

Welcome to Clown World, honk honk.  Here the left can demand accountability and it is “cruel” and “despicable” to put illegals in the regions that fight the hardest to bring them here in the first place.  Obviously these clowns cannot see the irony of the situation.

The reality is this policy would not do anything anyways.  Unless you build walls around these sanctuary cities they will just seep into the rest of American society as they always do.  The only solution is a military one at the border, using military force to stop invasion of our Southern border.  But it is amusing to see the left explode in response.

At some point the general public surely must stop taking these clowns seriously, right?  Or are they already so dumbed down to the point that it does not matter anyway?  The left has been using “minorities” as political pawns for decades.  One court reversal that will help will allow President Trump to send asylum seekers back to Mexico during the asylum process.  We are at the point where border jumpers don’t even bother running anymore.  They are waiting on street corners to be picked up knowing they’ll be released anyways.  Great system we have.

Again, this could all be solved very quickly if we actually used the military in the proper way it is supposed to be used.  It wouldn’t take much strict military force at all to send a message to all who would try.  Instead we let these vibrants take advantage of the soft good-will of the American public.  Taking advantage of our good-will, then immediately breaking the law in the country.  Off to a good start.  But hey, they’re just looking for a better life for themselves, right?  So we cannot say or do or question anything lest we be dubbed racist.  Even if it means the death of America as we know it.  Clown World.

Globalism = disloyalty

Ahh, the joys of globalism.  It was recently reported that Microsoft is working with China to develop artificial intelligence with a Chinese military university.

Tech giant Microsoft has reportedly been working on artificial intelligence research with a Chinese military-run university, recent reports claim that the research could be used for both surveillance and censorship.

Tech giant Microsoft has been working with a Chinese military-operated university on research relating to A.I. which could be used for surveillance and censorship practices, according to the Financial Times. Between March and November, three scientific studies were published which were co-written by academics from the Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing. Other researchers involved in the studies had close affiliations to China’s National University of Defense Technology (NUDT).

Senior fellow at the New America think tank and China tech expert Samm Sacks commented on the possible issues of collaboration between Microsoft and the Chinese military-run university, stating that the recently published papers raised “red flags because of the nature of the technology, the author affiliations, combined with what we know about how this technology is being deployed in China right now.” Sacks added: “The [Chinese] government is using these technologies to build surveillance systems and to detain minorities [in Xinjiang].”

In a world where we are told we must embrace globalism, no borders, and by default no loyalty to one’s country, is it any wonder corporate giants like Microsoft feel no loyalty to the United States?  Most corporate giants today in the United States treat it like a cheap whore they can pump and dump.  They keep their operations based here, but post their profits in foreign countries to pay far less taxes than they are supposed to.  Some don’t even have to do that.  Amazon made a cool $11.2 billion last year but paid…$0 in taxes in 2018.  And now to add insult to injury we have Microsoft directly aiding a foreign state to bolster their military.  China already steals $600 billion a year from us in intellectual property.  That’s billion, with a ‘b’.  It is only a matter of time before they use their AI against us (they probably already are), all the while having Microsoft benefit and we get the double whammy of surveillance used against us and very little if any tax money fed back into the US economy.  Lovely.

On some level can you even blame Microsoft?  It is a faceless corporation led by globalists with zero loyalty.  When we’ve stripped away any sense of loyalty to the state, and give the lightest of slaps on the wrist for penalties for severe crimes, the temptation is too great for some not to take advantage of the system.  Couple this with the continued de-Christianizing of the country and you strip any sense of morality from the day-to-day business operations of huge giants like this.  And with the corporation not being an actual person with the same legal ramifications, it is easy to pass the buck and avoid any sort of real blame or real repercussions on an individual basis.  Profits are the bottom line for publicly traded corporations like Microsoft.  Any way to squeeze a few more cents in the stock share for a quarter is worth it to them, by any means necessary, morality be damned.  Contrast that to a private company with Christian morals like Chick-fil-A, which does not have to worry about how quarterly profits will effect their stock price, and they can afford to still try and uphold a moral standard and the personal beliefs of its owners, which allows them to do things like close their stores on Sundays.

Why would anyone actually purchase an Alexa?

This really shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone at this point, but Amazon employees are listening to your conversations through Alexa.

Tens of millions of people use smart speakers and their voice software to play games, find music or trawl for trivia. Millions more are reluctant to invite the devices and their powerful microphones into their homes out of concern that someone might be listening.

Sometimes, someone is.

Amazon.com Inc. employs thousands of people around the world to help improve the Alexa digital assistant powering its line of Echo speakers. The team listens to voice recordings captured in Echo owners’ homes and offices. The recordings are transcribed, annotated and then fed back into the software as part of an effort to eliminate gaps in Alexa’s understanding of human speech and help it better respond to commands.

The Alexa voice review process, described by seven people who have worked on the program, highlights the often-overlooked human role in training software algorithms. In marketing materials Amazon says Alexa “lives in the cloud and is always getting smarter.” But like many software tools built to learn from experience, humans are doing some of the teaching.

The team comprises a mix of contractors and full-time Amazon employees who work in outposts from Boston to Costa Rica, India and Romania, according to the people, who signed nondisclosure agreements barring them from speaking publicly about the program. They work nine hours a day, with each reviewer parsing as many as 1,000 audio clips per shift, according to two workers based at Amazon’s Bucharest office, which takes up the top three floors of the Globalworth building in the Romanian capital’s up-and-coming Pipera district. The modern facility stands out amid the crumbling infrastructure and bears no exterior sign advertising Amazon’s presence.

Technology comes at the price of freedom and privacy.  Your smart phone probably listens to all your conversations already.  Your smart TV does.  Some will say what’s one more listening device in the home at this point?  China has developed a social credit system that can prevent people from getting home loans or purchasing tickets.  Is it far-fetched to think this could happen in America some day too?  Using your private conversations against you?

Whether you take the defeatist attitude or not, why give Amazon, one of the 3 or 4 companies left that will end up owning nearly everything here, more of your own information to some day use against you?  Let’s not be naive enough to think they only listen when Alexa is activated or that every “accidental” recording is actually accidental.  Wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world to unplug once in a while.

Assange Arrested

Julian Assange, one of the last true journalists left in the world, and probably the bravest given that he has literally risked his life to report the truth, was arrested in London after being kicked out of the Ecuadorian embassy.

WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was arrested in London on Thursday morning, after Ecuadorian diplomatic officials invited British police into the country’s embassy to apprehend the Australian.

Assange had been living in the embassy of Ecuador in London under diplomatic asylum since 2012, and was granted citizenship by Ecuador in 2017.

Ruptly journalist Barnaby Nerberka has been broadcasting live from the embassy since tensions escalated between WikiLeaks and the Ecuadorian government of Lenin Moreno last week, and captured the arrest on camera.

Last week, WikiLeaks said sources within the Ecuadorian government told them that Assange was due to be expelled from the embassy “within hours to days,” an allegation the Ecuadorians were quick to deny. It now seems those reports were accurate.

WikiLeaks has maintained that Assange is likely to be extradited to the United States if expelled from the embassy, and was mocked as paranoid by some in the mainstream media for repeated claims that sealed charges existed in the U.S. against the journalist. WikiLeaks was eventually vindicated, as the existence of those sealed charges was revealed in November last year.

In June last year, Vice President Mike Pence pressured the Ecuadorian government on the status of Assange following demands from Senate Democrats that he do so. The New York Times reported in December that Ecuador has been offered debt relief by the U.S. in exchange for handing over Assange.

Assange was monumental in the email dumps that largely contributed to Hillary Clinton losing the 2016 election.  The DNC screamed and shouted that they were hacked.  The smart money is the DNC having had one of their own, Seth Rich, having leaked the emails instead.  He was murdered in an apparent robbery, though none of his possessions were actually taken.  Kinda strange for an alleged robbery, no?  And why else would WikiLeaks offer a reward for information?

Ecuador had every right to expel him from their embassy.  He had been there seven years.  But why now?  Q folks speculate his extradition to America is to really get his testimony into the official record.  Whether that’s true or not, time will tell.  But one thing is true, Julian Assange is a true journalist, who sought the truth and had the cajones to publish it, literally risking his life to do so.  Given that he had published information at one time or another that damaged both Democrats and Republicans he clearly wasn’t in it for political points from one side or the other.  How many journalists today take the hard road, the road that will pit you against the Clinton death machine?  A road that would keep you trapped in an embassy for seven years.  We shall see what happens to the man, but his contribution to preventing Clinton from taking office and the heinous crimes she and the Deep State committed against America cannot be understated.  None of what is going on right now, “the storm” that is brewing, would have been possible if she had won, and her odds of winning would have been much higher had Assange taken the easier road, one that nobody could really fault him for taking.

How many is too many before something gets done?

Last year I posted one monthly report of arrests of illegals for child rape in the state of North Carolina.  Here’s a quick screen grab from their website, NCFIRE (North Carolinians For Immigration Reform and Enforcement).  Follow this link to look at the individual months and the convicts.  You may notice a pattern with the demographics of most of the felons.

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Illegal immigration is pure evil.  Those traitors in our government and the demons who fund the NGOs to further this practice are evil.  American citizens did not ask for this.  There is no benefit that the citizens of North Carolina could possibly receive that could ever warrant their children being raped and abused on a daily basis.  There is no compassionate argument to warrant this at all.  This is effective rhetoric to use whenever someone tries to shame you for standing up against illegal immigration.

This is one state.  I can only imagine the statistics you would find of a similar nature in California, or Texas, or Florida.  Pray for these victims.

Amnesty report seems to be shocked Nordic countries have high rates of rape even though they are renowned for gender equality

It is almost as if some people in their country have no regard for gender equality or something…  Via DailyMail:

Nordic countries including Sweden and Denmark have ‘shockingly high levels of rape’ despite being renowned for gender equality, Amnesty report says

Rights group Amnesty International has accused four Nordic countries renowned as bastions of gender equality of having ‘shockingly high levels of rape’.

Investigators looked at rape cases in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and said flawed legislation, harmful myths and gender stereotypes had resulted in ‘endemic impunity’ for perpetrators.

Amnesty said victims were routinely being failed by investigators thanks to inconsistent techniques and delays in processing evidence.

The report said: ‘It is a paradox that Nordic countries, which have strong records of upholding gender equality, suffer shockingly high levels of rape.’

This really wouldn’t be a paradox to them at all if they were willing to do some actual, honest, truthful, reporting.  One image sums it up:

SwedenRapeStats

There it is.  Done.  African and Middle Eastern refugees simply to not abide by the gender equality standard Sweden so desperately wants to laud that they have.  Islam is not exactly known for its championing of gender equality either.  And as much as they want it to be so, the dirt is not magic.  Arriving in Sweden does not make them magically Swedish in their values.  And therein lies the tragedy.  Instead of facing the uncomfortable truth that Nordic countries refugee policies are fundamentally ruining the native population and their values, they are afraid to point fingers and would rather scratch their heads wondering at the “paradox”.  Quite literally, they would rather go on allowing their women (and often children) to be raped than risk being called racist or an Islamophobe or anything else.  Yet somehow people who point out the fact that it is most certainly correlated to the larger numbers of refugees pouring into the country who are the ones who are called the bad guys even though we care far more than they do about preserving the safety of native Nordic populations.  Imagine how much could actually get done if governments and people just TOLD THE TRUTH.

I do wonder about this Pope

This clip is a couple years old now but I stumbled on it the other day.

And His life, humanly speaking, ended in failure.  The failure of the cross.

-Pope Francis

I’m not Catholic, but that seems like a pretty insane statement coming from the head of the church and the head of the largest Christian denomination.  Pope Francis has made a lot of questionable statements in his tenure.  The Catholic church needs a serious housecleaning, perhaps from the very top all the way down.

A Reminder

1 John 3:4-10 is as relevant as ever as we continue to see the West become less Christian.

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s[b]seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God. 10 By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

It seems like we took morality for granted as if it could be uncoupled from Christianity in the West.  As we witness the decline of the West it is abundantly clear that where Christianity is removed sin and lawlessness abound.

Beethoven: 9th Symphony, 4th Movement

One of the most famous pieces of music of all time; perhaps the crowning achievement of all music and a crown jewel of Western culture.  I am easily moved to tears every time I listen to it.  Check out this version, sung by 10,000 Japanese after the 2011 earthquake that rocked their nation.  The Japanese are a strong, proud, resilient people.  One of my favorite versions.

O Freunde, nicht diese Töne!
Sondern laßt uns angenehmere anstimmen,
und freudenvollere.

Oh friends, not these sounds!
Let us instead strike up more pleasing
and more joyful ones!

Freude!
Freude!

Joy!
Joy!

Freude, schöner Götterfunken
Tochter aus Elysium,
Wir betreten feuertrunken,
Himmlische, dein Heiligtum!
Deine Zauber binden wieder
Was die Mode streng geteilt;
Alle Menschen werden Brüder,
Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.

Joy, beautiful spark of divinity,
Daughter from Elysium,
We enter, burning with fervour,
heavenly being, your sanctuary!
Your magic brings together
what custom has sternly divided.
All men shall become brothers,
wherever your gentle wings hover.

Wem der große Wurf gelungen,
Eines Freundes Freund zu sein;
Wer ein holdes Weib errungen,
Mische seinen Jubel ein!
Ja, wer auch nur eine Seele
Sein nennt auf dem Erdenrund!
Und wer’s nie gekonnt, der stehle
Weinend sich aus diesem Bund!

Whoever has been lucky enough
to become a friend to a friend,
Whoever has found a beloved wife,
let him join our songs of praise!
Yes, and anyone who can call one soul
his own on this earth!
Any who cannot, let them slink away
from this gathering in tears!

Freude trinken alle Wesen
An den Brüsten der Natur;
Alle Guten, alle Bösen
Folgen ihrer Rosenspur.
Küsse gab sie uns und Reben,
Einen Freund, geprüft im Tod;
Wollust ward dem Wurm gegeben,
Und der Cherub steht vor Gott.

Every creature drinks in joy
at nature’s breast;
Good and Evil alike
follow her trail of roses.
She gives us kisses and wine,
a true friend, even in death;
Even the worm was given desire,
and the cherub stands before God.

Froh, wie seine Sonnen fliegen
Durch des Himmels prächt’gen Plan,
Laufet, Brüder, eure Bahn,
Freudig, wie ein Held zum Siegen.

Gladly, just as His suns hurtle
through the glorious universe,
So you, brothers, should run your course,
joyfully, like a conquering hero.

Seid umschlungen, Millionen!
Diesen Kuß der ganzen Welt!
Brüder, über’m Sternenzelt
Muß ein lieber Vater wohnen.

Ihr stürzt nieder, Millionen?
Ahnest du den Schöpfer, Welt?
Such’ ihn über’m Sternenzelt!
Über Sternen muß er wohnen.

Be embraced, you millions!
This kiss is for the whole world!
Brothers, above the canopy of stars
must dwell a loving father.

Do you bow down before Him, you millions?
Do you sense your Creator, O world?
Seek Him above the canopy of stars!
He must dwell beyond the stars.

Trump caves

President Trump, in “red line” Obama-like fashion, caved on his promise to close the border if Mexico didn’t stop the inflow of migrants.

President Trump has punted on his plans for closing the southern border, telling a group of reporters on Thursday that he will give Mexico a year to stop the flow of migrants and drugs into the US. If they fail on either count, Trump will either slap tariffs on Mexican-made cars or close the border entirely.

“You know I will do it. I don’t play games…so we’re doing it to stop people. We’re gonna give them a one year warning, and if the drugs don’t stop, or largely stop, we’re going to put tariffs on Mexico and products, in particular cars. The whole ballgame is cars….and if that doesn’t stop the drugs, we close the border.”

It was unclear whether an agreement with Congressional Democrats would also be a condition for the border closure, after Trump said Tuesday that Congress needed to get rid of chain migration, catch and release and the visa lottery and “do something about asylum” or he would still consider closing the border. “If Mexico doesn’t or we don’t make a deal with Congress, the border will be closed.”

You can’t make empty threats and expect people to take you seriously the same way next time.  I’m not sure why President Trump thinks anyone is taking his word seriously on the border or will take it seriously next year either after pulling this crap.  The border has arguably gotten worse since President Trump took office, seeing as there are record levels of people crossing illegally.  And given that we are on pace for 1.5 million illegals crossing this year, he’s essentially saying he’s okay with that rate for an entire year.  President Trump is either naive enough to think he can peacefully fix the immigration problem and keep the economy rolling, or simply does not have the intestinal fortitude to do what needs to be done, which is escalate the means by which the border needs to be protected.  If violent force or actually closing the border is never a serious option they will not take him seriously.  Make no mistake about it, this an invasion, and we are entirely within our rights to protect ourselves.  It is a tough choice, but we are in a time where we need a man who is willing to make the tough choice, not capitulate.

The economy is not the end all-be all.  The economy is supposed to work at the behest of the PEOPLE of the country.  If we don’t have a functioning society the economy doesn’t mean anything.  And we shouldn’t have to sacrifice our way of life, our freedoms, or our security just so we can have some cars manufactured in Mexico and sold back to us.  Anyone who is still on the free trade wagon at this point is simply a fool.

This is very disappointing; he has somewhat betrayed his base on this one.  Sadly he knows that they will still vote for him because the alternative is far worse, and he’s playing that against us.  If only he negotiated with Congress on immigration as hard as he was treating his base.

Like it or not, we are likely the generation that lived to see the pinnacle of the empire and the beginning of the hard dive of its decline.  Empires rise and fall.  The America you knew and grew up in cannot and will not be revived.  The best that can probably happen at this point is hoping for a peaceful separation.  The upside is there will likely be at least one Christian nation that forms from the remnants.  My guess would be somewhere in the midwest.

Many will call this an exaggeration, but deep down most know that something is wrong.  Our representatives do not work for us.  Laws are simply ignored.  Somehow we are told we have to fight in Syria, or defend Israel, but that for some reason we cannot protect our own borders when around 100,000 people a month invade illegally.  Debt is at an all-time high.  The US dollar as the reserve currency is in peril as superpowers like China and Russia get off it.  Nobody can agree on anything.  Multiculturalism is tearing apart any semblance of community or cohesion.  The truth is hard to admit sometimes, but we would all be fools if we didn’t take it at face value and prepare accordingly.

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