White Noise, Chicken Little Smear Campaign
Abuse of Power:
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me,m it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. ~Matthew 18:6
RUSH: I’ve also got a sound bite here, children at climate rally in Washington on Friday spouting all this alarmism and hatred for their parents. You know, folks, I’m dead serious about this. I no longer really look at this exclusively as a political issue to be debated. Just stop and think for a moment on something that is really a hoax.
There is no man-made and we have no control over the climate, all we can do is adapt and we’ve done a bang-up job as human beings of adapting to the weather for our entire existence on earth, and yet look at what they’ve done. They have literally destroyed the innocence and the hopes, the dreams of children in this country, scaring them literally to death over a fake story about the weather as a killer.
You can call it climate change, you can call it global warming, but it’s always talked about as weather. It’s getting hotter, and the icebergs are melting, and the sea levels are rising. It’s not climate science. They’ve simply weaponized the weather. They’ve taken something that we can’t control, therefore we can’t fix, and they positioned it as a weapon used by Republicans! Republicans are using the weather to get rich, to destroy people, to wipe out the climate. I mean, it’s absurd.
And yet these young kids are literally scared to death. What these people have done to children in this country with this issue is abominable! It’s outrageous the degree to which we have literally frightened the life out of some of these kids.
CALLER: You know, Friday with you being off, I had this opening between 12 and three in my schedule and I didn’t know what to do to fill the time. So I went down to do a little work at the courthouse. And when I came out of the subway there were thousands of kids everywhere and I completely forgot that the climate strike thing was going on. And I was immediately struck by how right you were last week when you talked about the fact that the student climate strike was really nothing more than indoctrination.
CALLER: And what I saw was, there were thousands of kids, but it was like a giant field trip, and there were teachers and adults, there was as many adults as kids. And they all had these big signs telling the kids where to go, here’s PS-47 over here, PS-62 over here. They were organizing who was passing out the fliers, and they’re all on their cellphones, their iPhones, they all had their Starbucks. And it just struck me how right you were when you said it’s not an organic thing, it’s not an outgrowth of some actual concern.
RUSH: You know what? It’s kind of the same way it was back in 1995 in the budget battle between Clinton and Mr. Newt. Republicans ran the House for the first time in 40 years, and that’s when the school lunch cuts magically appeared. Yeah, that’s right. The Republicans were gonna starve kids.
There weren’t any cuts. The school lunch program was gonna get more money, just not as much as the budget had projected. But when you get more money but not as much, it’s called a cut. That’s how Washington terminology works. So magically thousands of kids started writing letters to the media saying they were scared to go to school because they would starve. They couldn’t learn if they were hungry. How can this happen in America? Why do Republicans want me not to eat?
Folks, I’m not making up a word of this. And it was all mass produced. It was all a massive political play. And nobody asked one question: “Well, why would the parents of these kids let their kids be starved? Okay, no school lunch. If it’s true, no school lunch, why won’t the parents feed them?” Of course, nobody ever asked that question because the whole thing was a lie in the first place. Such as is this climate fraud.
RUSH: Sound bite 31. This is actual audio Friday of the children’s climate rally spouting alarmism and hatred for their own parents outside the U.S. Capitol building.
BOY #1: We hear that politicians, that baby boomers call us Generation Z, the last letter of the alphabet because we are going to be the last generation to survive.
GIRL #1: All of our futures are in jeopardy. We have only 11 years to rectify decades of damage that we have inflicted on our planet.
GIRL #2: Black Americans are three times more likely to die from air pollution than their white counterparts. This is environmental racism.
GIRL #3: (cheers) I am here to speak for the trees. We are killing our planet.
BOY #2: When I first learned about climate change, I felt a wave of emotions. Fear, I was scared for my future that was being taken right in front of my face.
GIRL #4: Business as usual, we know that is a death sentence.
GIRL #5: Tell me why there are children who have to stand up for themselves? Where are our parents? Where are our grandparents?
GIRL #6: Are you going to sit here and watch our planet die?
GIRL #7: We are here because our parents trashed the planet and it’s up to our generation to save it.
GIRL #8: Rebel! Or die! (cheers).
Generation Z was named Generation Z ’cause it’s the last generation to ever survive on earth?
Black Americans are three times more likely to die from air pollution than their white counterparts, this is environmental racism? Now the environment is racist! The environment knows who’s black and who’s white and who to pollute more than others. They believe this.
This is what all of public education’s doing to your kids on every subject. You want to talk exploitation? This is it, folks, to the max. And I have a dream, I do, I have a dream. I have a dream that all of this exploitation of hysterical children pretending to be climate experts begins to backfire. I ask myself longingly, hopefully very often, what if exploiting hysterical kids backfires? What if most adults began to see this for what it is — child abuse?
It would be progress.
This silly idea of getting rid of the fossil fuels is the most lamebrain, utterly defiant of logic, not to mention science. What if wild-eyed emotional outbursts like this are seen for what they are? I don’t know, folks. I stole a look at some of the people on the other side of the glass listening to this and they were laughing. They are smiling. Oh, those kids, they’re so cute, listen to them.”
Those kids are turning into a bunch of hate-filled future climate terrorists who now have been told that their parents and grandparents are effectively killing them!
Sep 23, 2019
RUSH: I ask myself longingly, hopefully very often, what if exploiting hysterical kids backfires? What if most adults began to see this for what it is — child abuse?
Sep 24, 2019
RUSH: They are perfectly willing to stand by and watch this girl’s life be ruined because of the filth and the drivel that they’ve put in her head. You can’t define exploitation any better than that.
Left wing Bias:
RUSH: In remarks to reporters yesterday, Trump pointed out that the New York Times’ latest hit job is an attempt to destroy Kavanaugh’s life, which is true — and Trump’s, too, I guess we could add. We pounded yesterday that the goal isn’t just to destroy Kavanaugh. The Drive-By Media — the Democrats and the Democrats in the media — are doing a bunch of things with this hit job on Kavanaugh. They’re warning other conservative judges, “Don’t take it. If Trump calls and nominates you for either Supreme Court, a district court, or appellate court position, don’t take it, because look what we’re gonna do to you.
“We’re gonna turn your life upside down. We’re gonna make false allegations about your sex life. We’re gonna bring women that you don’t even remember having met out of the rafters, and they’re gonna say all kinds of horrible things about you.” But it’s not gonna stop there. In addition to warning off any future Republican judge about taking an appointment, they are going to find a way to taint every ruling that Kavanaugh participates in. Kavanaugh is thought to be part of the conservative majority on the court.
So any time there’s a conservative majority ruling that Kavanaugh joins, they can now — throughout the media — include the fact, “Brett Kavanaugh, who voted with the majority, is a reputed sex offender and rapist who has been accused by…” Well, that’s all they have to do: Just include that allegation. It doesn’t have to have been true. The way journalism works is if anybody accuses you of it, and then somebody in journalism prints the allegation, then it’s in the record forever. The fact that it’s not true is irrelevant.
Thanks to A.F. Branco at Comically Incorrect for his great cartoon
I have another example of this today. “Donald Trump Demands DNC Hold ‘Open Borders’ Convention in 2020 — President Donald Trump ridiculed the Democrat National Committee on Monday, mockingly asking them to reduce security for their 2020 political convention. ‘They just gave out a tremendous contract, you know what it’s for, they’re building a big wall around the building,’ Trump said. ‘A massive wall. We should tell them “open borders,” let anybody come in.’”
Now, there isn’t a Republican alive who would call out the Democrats like this on this kind of hypocrisy. So here are the Democrats, they don’t want any wall on the southern border. They want anybody that wants to come in the country to come in the country — criminals, reprobate, rapists, purse snatchers, muggers, NFL wide receivers, whoever wants to come in the country, let ’em come.
Then the Democrats are gonna have their convention and they’re building a security wall around the building to make sure only accredited people can get in. So here comes Trump calling ’em out on it. (paraphrasing) “You know, they just gave out a tremendous contract. They’re building a big wall, construction contract, they’re building a big wall around the building, a massive wall. We should tell ’em tear down the wall. Open borders. Let anybody in.”
Trump was talking about the Democrats’ upcoming convention in Milwaukee. It was during a political rally he had in New Mexico last night. Trump noted that he continued to face Democrat opposition to building a wall on the southern border despite Democrat support for borders in the past. They’ve all been in support of walls in the past from Obama on down. They’ve all voted for them.
And Trump says, “Now a few years later, they don’t want a wall, do you know why? Because anything I want, they want to do the opposite.” Trump said he’s gonna keep fighting for border security, gonna keep building a wall on the southern border to keep out drugs, crime, cartel violence, and NFL wide receivers.
He said, “We need four more years,” as the audience roared with applause. And that audience last night, folks, it was filled with Hispanics. I’ve got a tweet here of somebody describing it. Here it is. “Democrats are sweating bullets tonight. There were Latinos for Trump everywhere at the Trump rally in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, tonight.” When Trump asked if there were any Hispanics in the audience, the arena erupted in cheers. Latinos were shouting, “USA, USA” and, “Build the wall.”
Political Cartoon: Racist Meaning lost in Left-Wing Smear Campaign A.F. Branco Cartoon – Background Noise People and the electorate are growing numb over the constant allegations of racism coming from the left. Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019. See more … Continue reading
CALLER: Racism is about excluding individuals based on their race. It’s about denying something from someone because of their race. To say that you think Koreans smell is not racist. It’s rude. To say to someone who’s Chinese that you don’t like their facial features is not racist.
RUSH: Real racism is despicable, it’s hideous, and it’s ugly — and this is what’s so outrageous.
CALLER: I thought I would help define a little bit for the young people what racism truly is. Racism is about excluding individuals based on their race. It’s about denying something from someone because of their race.
To say that you think Koreans smell is not racist. It’s rude. To say to someone who’s Chinese that you don’t like their facial features is not racist.
It shows you are offensive, but not racist. To deny these same people access to something all other people have access to because they are Asian is racist.
There’s a huge difference between being rude, prejudice, pejorative, impolite, offensive, uncouth, and being racist. I think that needs to be clear to young people, because they think that if you say, “Oh, I hate Italian food. I don’t like the Italian food,” it makes you a racist.
RUSH: Hang on a minute, Al. I appreciate what you’re saying, and I agree with you. He’s absolutely right about his definition of racism, and you can even take it further. But I have to share something with you here. I just saw this. Ivanka Trump just got her kids a new puppy. I think they went to a… It might be a rescue puppy, or they might have gone to a breeder. I’m not sure which. It looks like a Husky. The thing is, it’s a white-furred dog. It’s white with blue eyes. Twitter has blown up accusing the Trumps of being racist by getting a white dog.
I’m not kidding you! I’m not kidding you. I just had the thread sent to me. There are pictures of the dog with allegations that this proves Trump family racism. “They had to get a white dog, and one with blue eyes. Did you see that! They had to get a white dog.” We’re talking about fur, hair! We’re not even talking about skin. There is no such thing as a racist dog. What if they gone out and they got a black Lab? Would that have been okay? That would have shown they were not racist? So, Al, this is how far gone we are.
You can give the proper definition to a lot of things. The proper definition of socialism? They don’t know what that is. They don’t know what the real definition of communism is. Millennials today hear “socialist” and think that it means being social, being nice to people. Living in groups of people that treat each other fairly. That’s what think socialism is. They have no idea what it is. Same thing with racism. Racism now is any disagreement with somebody… By the way, the only people that can be racist in America today are white men.
A couple of days before the shooting, the international edition of the New York Times ran a despicable cartoon. It featured a blind Donald Trump wearing a yarmulke. Trump is leading Benjamin Netanyahu on a leash. Netanyahu is portrayed as a dog. Trump has him on a leash and he’s wearing a Star of David collar. Just to make sure the point isn’t too subtle.
Now, the cartoon could have come right out of any of the rabid anti-Semitic publications from the Nazi Germany days.
Now, the Poway synagogue shooting. Once again, there has been a shooting by a guy who hates Trump. The shooter here hates Trump and hates conservatives and calls both of them, us and Trump, vile names. Yet the Democrats and the media still trying to blame Trump and conservatives for the shooting! Meanwhile, anti-Semitism has totally taken over the Democrat Party, and do you know how they’re disguising it? They’re using opposition to Israel as their platform for full-fledged, universal anti-Semitism, including and led by the New York Times.
Professor Dershowitz said the New York Times owes its readers more than an apology. We are entitled to an investigation and explanation. How did the anti-Semitic cartoon get published? Who approved it? What steps are being taken to prevent a recurrence?
And then he tweeted that the anti-Semitic cartoon published by the New York Times is a symptom of a deeper problem on the left. “It is acceptable to many on the left to employ anti-Semitic tropes as long as they are directed against Israel.” Bingo. Anti-Zionism is becoming an acceptable cover for anti-Semitism. Meaning, you can be an anti-Semite, you can be totally opposed to Jews and just couch it as being opposed to Israel and it sends the same message.
And truth is that this kind of smear is not unusual for the New York Times. On Friday they had to apologize for publishing a piece back on Good Friday that claimed Jesus was Palestinian.
The New York Times has people that do not understand the first thing about Christianity. It’s not that they just are biased and are publishing lies. They literally, in this era, in this evolution of the New York Times, they don’t have anybody who actually understands Christianity. Easter worshipers, for example. Easter worshipers.
And the reason is because there is an anti-Christian bias on the left, and once there is an anti-Christian or anti-conservative bias, you don’t have to learn anything about it. It’s just bad. So Fox News is bad, Rush Limbaugh’s bad, talk radio is bad, just because they say it’s bad, just because we’re conservative.
You don’t have to say any more. You don’t have to know any more. You don’t have to explain anything because everybody on your side already agrees, conservatism bad. Christianity bad. Christianity, part of the American founding, the American founding bad. That’s it! That’s the extent of their knowledge. Which, of course, isn’t knowledge.
A Cartoon in response to the New York Times clearly antisemitic illustration depicting Bibi Netanyahu as a dog on a leash being held by President Trump. Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019.
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Notre Dame Fire:
RUSH: So there you have it. Lou Dobbs not backing away from the issue of possible arson, and if it is arson, who could be behind it. You know, 875 Catholic churches in France were vandalized in 2018. I think a lot of people would be surprised that there are even are 875 Catholic churches in France. But there are, and 875 of ’em were vandalized, and there were 12 churches vandalized, including a fire in Paris last month in a single week.
RUSH: So, see? Notre Dame, billions. Three black churches, peanuts. Not fair. Racist Americans. Racist whites around the world eager to rebuild Notre Dame, couldn’t care less about three black churches in Louisiana. That’s CNN’s angle. So you always turn — it’s a good story that so many people are offering so much money to Notre Dame. It’s a very uplifting story.
CNN can’t allow that. Got to tear that down.
There’s a lot of money that’s been donated to Notre Dame and the amount of money in comparison donated to three black churches is much smaller. So all of that’s true. It is the tone. I mean, even juxtaposing these things together, the purpose here is to smear white donors, wealthy white donors, to smear whites as racist and uncaring.
So you take what is a really good story, and you turn it into a negative on the people who are making it a really good story. You impugn the donors.
He said, what’s gonna happen here, this little Macron guy, “We’re gonna rebuild it in five years.” So they’re basically gonna get a bunch of Hollywood set designers to get back in there with their computer-aided design programs and try to recreate what it was and get close to the wood and so forth and make it look like it did as much as they can.
Victor Davis Hanson’s point, we simply do not have the heart, the mind-set that we had at the time these great cathedrals were built.
This is a bunch of leftist, stuffed-shirt, arrogant snobs from Harvard and the architectural community saying that Notre Dame was always a fraud, that it was always phony, that there never was this “white Christian France” in the first place, and it doesn’t deserve to be rebuilt as such. Notre Dame needs to be rebuilt as a secular cathedral.
Folks, to understand this, it really would be helpful to understand what the overall target is. It’s not just sufficient to say that “white human history” is being targeted here. This is the whole concept of Western Civilization — Christendom and all of it — and the actual target is the American founding. If you can overturn and erase the American founding, then you will have wiped out Western Civilization. They think they’ve already made great inroads in erasing elements of white and Western Civilization in Europe already.
You see, this effort is worldwide. It’s not just confined to the United States, but it’s focused here because if the United States’ founding can be erased, overturned, obliterated, or if — better than that — the founding can be reported on and misrepresented so that in a lot of people’s minds, then they will have effectively succeeded in wiping out Western Civilization, which is the objective.
It really isn’t any more complicated than that. Freedom. Freedom is where opposition to liberalism lives. Can’t have that.
Freedom is the great threat to liberalism. It’s the great threat to totalitarianism, authoritarianism. It’s the great threat to the Democrat Party. Freedom is where opposition exists, or can.
It has to be wiped out. The roots of it have to be wiped out. The whole idea that human beings are created in freedom, that freedom is God-given, not man bestowed.
Liberals want to be in charge of who’s free and who isn’t. They want to erase this idea that there is a God and that God created human beings and in that creation is a yearning to be free. Gotta wipe that out. The Soviets did it. Communism’s basic tenet?
No God, no freedom. The state is it. When there’s no God and when there’s no faith and when there’s no freedom, there’s no opposition. But, see, they can’t wipe out freedom because freedom is part of the way we’re created and built.
Abuse of power exposed:
Critical Thinking Dinner Topics. This is a must-see video. As you view this discussion between Mark Levin and reliable investigative journalists John Solomon and Sarah Carter, watch for:
April 03, 2019
Michael F. Haverluck
Clapper then directed the attention away from himself onto Trump, before trying to shed Obama in a positive light.
If it weren’t for President Obama, we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set off a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today … notably, special counsel Mueller’s investigation.”
“President Obama is responsible for that, and it was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place,” Clapper continued. “I think it’s an important point when it comes to critiquing President Obama.”
Fake news is alive and well in the mainstream media when covering the Covington Catholic kids and Nathan Phillips native American instigator. Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019.
More A.F. Branco cartoons at FlagAnd Cross.com here.
Cultural Marxism vs. Judeo-Christian Culture:
History Timeline: How Cultural Marxism stole our Judeo-Christian Culture while no one noticed
It was a weird video, and confusing, and the kind of thing that screams “OUT OF CONTEXT.” But few people wondered about the context or waited to find out what it might be. Instead, a massive dog pile formed, and within hours the boys were being villainized, denounced, doxxed, and threatened with expulsion.
Then more footage emerged. An almost two-hour clip apparently shot by a member of a radical cult called the Black Hebrew Israelites paints a very different picture. It shows members of the BHI screaming taunts and insults at the students. The radicals call the kids “crackers” and “incest children” and “future school shooters.” They shout anti-gay slurs. At one point, someone (presumably a member of the group) tells the kids to “go back to Europe.” Another video shows BHI warning a black student from the school that his white classmates will try to “steal [his] organs.” The young men display remarkable poise in the face of this provocation. Rather than responding in kind, they try to drown out the hate with pep rally-style cheers.
Later, Phillips called the students “beasts,” claimed that they were the aggressors against the black men, and said that he wanted to leave the situation but was prevented from doing so. These are all lies. It seems that Phillips wanted to provoke the students. When he failed, he decided to go with Plan B: defamation.
All in all, I think this whole saga should teach us a few things that any slightly observant person already knew:
1) Your social media hot take can wait for a day or two.
We all seem to be under the impression that the world will stop rotating on its axis if we don’t immediately offer our two cents on every event, the moment it occurs. Many otherwise intelligent people have made fools of themselves (myself included) because they felt the need to voice an opinion on an issue as soon as it came to their attention. But there really isn’t much good that can come of an opinion dashed off and posted to the internet on the fly. Especially when you’re simply adding to a chorus of people who have already expressed that exact point of view. Even if you’re right, your perspective is redundant and useless. If you’re wrong, you’ve just contributed to mass hysteria. So, why not wait? Everyone can survive without your opinion for a few hours while you let the facts come in. There is no downside to taking your time. There is enormous downside to jumping the gun.
2) White teen-aged boys are not evil.
A lot of people had no problem accepting the narrative that was first presented because they really do think — or, more precisely, want to think — that white boys carry on this way routinely. These are mostly the same people who ate up every rumor and accusation against Kavanaugh because they desperately want to believe that privileged white teenagers go around casually gang raping women for sport. These false narratives tell us nothing at all about young white men, but they do tell us something very disturbing about the members of the left-wing pitchfork mob. Namely, that these people hate white men. Hate them. Especially Christian ones. And that’s why some of them, even after finding out the whole story, still justified their reaction on the basis that the sight of a white teenager’s face “causes a visceral reaction.”
3) The media is the enemy of the people.
Trump was right. The news media is the enemy of the people. Certain types of people, anyway. If you happen to be a member of the wrong demographic, the media will eagerly spread lies about you. They will try to destroy your life. They will send the mob to your front door. They will incite threats against your family. They will tear you to pieces. What else can we call them but enemies? This certainly isn’t how friends or allies behave, last I checked.
4) Someone is going to get killed.
On a related note, it’s only a matter of time before a victim of a media-led smear campaign winds up dead. What will the inciters and orchestrators of the outrage mob say then? “We had no idea it would come to this”? Yes, you did. When you put a person’s name and face out there, and you tell the world an outlandishly false story about them, you are lighting a match in a forest full of dry leaves. If somebody finally burns, it’s your fault. I can only hope, when that terrible day comes, that at least a few of the smear merchants will go to jail.
In the meantime, and to hopefully stave off this tragic eventuality, we need some ethical and generous lawyers to come to the defense of the victims, pro bono, and sue the defamers and inciters into oblivion. News outlets that run defamatory and libelous reports about innocent people should face severe financial consequences. Celebrities like Kathy Griffin, who encouraged her fans to retaliate against the high school boys, should be bankrupted by lawsuits. None of this has anything to do with free speech. It’s libel. It’s illegal. And that’s how it should be treated.
Los Angeles-based trial lawyer Robert Barnes offered to represent the Covington families for free should they decide to sue the New York Times.
Jan 18, 2019 01:00 am
What is toxic is not masculinity, but the imposition of warped views on our sons, our grandsons, our country, and our future.
“Toxic Masculinity? 43% of boys are raised by single mothers. 78% of teachers are female. So, close to 50% of boys have 100% feminine influence at home and 80% feminine influence at school. Toxic masculinity isn’t the problem. The lack of masculinity is.”
Jan 18, 2019 01:00 am
What is toxic is not masculinity, but the imposition of warped views on our sons, our grandsons, our country, and our future.