Posted onFebruary 20, 2021byifnm|Comments Off on Heritage Expert: The Equality Act Makes Discrimination the Law of the Land; Harms Women, Children and Parents
The so-called Equality Act was introduced in Congress this week and is likely to soon be heard on the House floor. The Heritage Foundation’s Emilie Kao, director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, released the following statement in response:
“Every American should be treated with dignity and respect and no one should face unjust discrimination. But the Equality Act creates inequality and discrimination by stigmatizing and penalizing the beliefs that hundreds of millions of Americans hold about biological sex and marriage. It forces them to conform to government-mandated beliefs on gender and sex that violate their consciences by threatening them with financial or criminal penalties.
“This bill brings us one step closer to a dystopian nightmare where Americans of all faiths and no faith will be forced to agree with government-imposed ideology or be treated as an outlaw. At the same time, this legislation erases the gains and protections for girls and women in our nation. No law should eliminate privacy and safety in intimate spaces or demolish fair competitions in the name of political correctness.
“Even more troubling is the far-ranging impact this bill would have on Americans’ way of life. This will upend our constitutional freedoms, instill destructive gender ideologies in schools, politicize medicine, open the door to taxpayer-funded abortions, and decimate parental rights.
Posted onJanuary 4, 2021byifnm|Comments Off on These High-Level U.S. Politicians Took Trips to China Paid for by Communist-Linked Group
The publication of this list came shortly after a similar exposé on members of the U.S. media who participated in the CUSEF-sponsored trip.
Cheap goods aren’t all that’s made in China.
A newly published list
reveals the names of current and former American elected officials who
have participated in trips to China paid for by a foundation tied to the
Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The list, compiled by The National Pulse, includes members of
Congress, U.S. senators, state legislators, mayors, and governors from
both major parties.
The group in question is called the China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF), which is linked to the CCP and sponsors trips to China for lawmakers in order to obtain “favorable coverage” and policy for China from U.S. institutions.
Posted onJuly 4, 2020byifnm|Comments Off on Meet BlackRock, the New Great Vampire Squid
No private, unelected entity should have the power over the economy that BlackRock has, without a legally enforceable fiduciary duty to wield it in the public interest.
BlackRock is a global financial giant with customers in 100
countries and its tentacles in major asset classes all over the world;
and it now manages the spigots to trillions of bailout dollars from the
Federal Reserve. The fate of a large portion of the country’s
corporations has been put in the hands of a megalithic private entity
with the private capitalist mandate to make as much money as possible
for its owners and investors; and that is what it has proceeded to do.
To most people, if they are familiar with it at all, BlackRock is an asset manager that helps pension funds and retirees manage their savings through “passive” investments that track the stock market. But working behind the scenes, it is much more than that. BlackRock has been called “the most powerful institution in the financial system,” “the most powerful company in the world” and the “secret power.” It is the world’s largest asset manager and “shadow bank,” larger than the world’s largest bank (which is in China), with over $7 trillion in assets under direct management and another $20 trillion managed through its Aladdin risk-monitoring software. BlackRock has also been called “the fourth branch of government” and “almost a shadow government”, but no part of it actually belongs to the government. Despite its size and global power, BlackRock is not even regulated as a “Systemically Important Financial Institution” under the Dodd-Frank Act, thanks to pressure from its CEO Larry Fink, who has long had “cozy” relationships with government officials.
Posted onApril 8, 2020byifnm|Comments Off on The US Will Never Get Back to Pre-Coronavirus Spending Levels, History Suggests. And That Means Trouble
Not only does the US government never pay back what it has borrowed, somehow the emergency stimulus spending always becomes the new normal.
It just took a couple of weeks for the world to go from
business-as-usual to dark-even-for-a-scifi-movie. It wasn’t long ago
that people worried about things like doing their jobs, taking classes,
and planning summer vacations. Now we all wonder how long we can stay in
our homes before losing our sanity, how we can make a living and pay
the bills, and even where we can find toilet paper. And everywhere we turn, it’s all coronavirus all the time.
It feels for all the world that it’s the end of the world.
And while things are bad, maybe even grim for some, it’s not the end
of the world. Supply lines are coming back online, cities have not
descended into violence or madness, and people are genuinely helping
their neighbors and trying to make the best of a bad situation. But that
message gets lost when the talking heads start talking
Nowhere was it lost as completely as when the initial jobless claims number rolled in following the country’s shuttering of most of its doors. That number, which is routinely in the neighborhood of 225,000, came in at a whopping 3.3 million in the first week after the government-mandated economic shutdown, and another 6.6 million in the second week. As bad as that is—and it is bad—it is not as bad as it might seem. A little historical perspective goes a long way here.
Posted onFebruary 5, 2020byifnm|Comments Off on Claire Fox: How the EU Parliament is the Ultimate Authoritarian Dream (Video)
In her address to the IIEA, Claire Fox MEP argues that the decision to leave the European Union was deeply rooted in a historical commitment to the sovereignty of the people, and a firm belief that politicians should not be able to ‘outsource accountability’. About the Speaker: Claire Fox is the elected Brexit Party member of the European Parliament for North West England and the director and founder of the Academy of Ideas, an organisation established to create a public space where ideas can be contested without constraint. She convenes the yearly Battle of Ideas festival and initiated the Debating Matters Competition for sixth-formers.
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Corruption is now so rampant and entrenched that it threatens to bring the state to its knees.
I have always returned from South Africa aghast, anxious but ultimately hopeful. It surely can’t become too corrupt or inefficient, I think. The triple forces of capitalism, democracy and a free press will prevent it. Rotten politicians can be replaced; crooked state employees and the individuals paying them off can be exposed. Too many people and profitable businesses have an interest in keeping the state functioning, the trains running and the lights on for it to fall apart.
A confidential trove of government documents obtained by The
Washington Post reveals that senior U.S. officials failed to tell the
truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign,
making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable
evidence the war had become unwinnable.
The documents were
generated by a federal project examining the root failures of the
longest armed conflict in U.S. history. They include more than 2,000
pages of previously unpublished notes of interviews with people who
played a direct role in the war, from generals and diplomats to aid
workers and Afghan officials.
The U.S. government tried to shield the identities of the vast majority of those interviewed for the project and conceal nearly all of their remarks. The Post won release of the documents under the Freedom of Information Act after a three-year legal battle.
We have reached the point in history where our government is dictating the truth of Islam. The state of Washington is supporting Islam by dictating the interpretation of Islamic scriptures. It also declares Islam to be a superior faith. Tragically, as a people we have lost the ability to be outraged at the loss of our civil rights, including the freedom from religious establishment by our government.
I watch Hollywood awards ceremonies where a supposed artist screams out for punching people in the face for political disagreements, and the entire horde of Botoxed brain zombies leaps to their feet in an ungodly and unholy howl of rampant bloodlust approval.
“We can call it Cultural Marxism, but at the end of the day, we experience it on a day to day basis, by that I mean a minute by minute, second by second basis. It’s political correctness and it’s multiculturalism.” – Andrew Breitbart