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Op Ed # 608 The Communist Chinese Spy Balloons Continue in Their Violation of US Sovereignty

By Capt Joseph R. John, February 18, 2023

US intelligence sources have reported that Communist China has been conducting High-Altitude Balloon and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Drone surveillance missions globally in many countries and areas of emerging strategic interest, including Japan, India, Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Turkey, Brazil, Europe, Canada, the United States, and many other countries. 
 

When Communist China sent a High-Altitude Spy Balloon to spy on Turkey, the Communist Chinese Balloon was tracked on its way into Turkish airspace by the Turkish Air Force, and 18 seconds after it crossed the Turkish border, it was shot down.

In an unprecedented National Security Threat, and an “Act of War” Communist Chinese High-Altitude Balloons, considered Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Offensive Weapons Platforms, were launched out of Hainan Province in Southern China by the People Liberation Army.  
Three follow on Chinese Communist High Altitude Balloons, (the Biden/Obama administration refuses to confirm they were from Communist China) were sent on dry runs to probe the US Air Defenses to test the US military responses to repeated surveillance incursions, and as dry runs in preparation for a future Chinese Communist small nuclear EMP Attack on the United States’ Electric Grid.  Out of an abundance of caution, we are classifying the three devices shot down over North America, as coming from Communist China.

Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Reagan, Bush I, Bush II, and Trump, would never have put up with four repeated violations of America’s sovereignty by a foreign country.  The above listed Presidents would have made a Presidential address to the nation soon after the January 28th incursion into Montana, and would have made another address to the nation on February 12th following the three additional violations of US sovereignty by Communist China.  

Those Communist Chinese high altitude spy balloons were serious threats to the survival of 20 US military facilities that were overflown in the United States.  The planned and repeated incursions into the United States began when the first balloon was launched from Hainan Province in the south of Communist China on January 21st.  US intelligence sources reported that the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) began tracking the balloon on January 21st, when it left Communist China.

Biden’s failure to act or even speak about the four incursions of US protected airspace, exposed the weakness of the leadership of the US in the Oval Office to Marxist Russia, Communist Cuba, the Islamic Terrorist Regime of Iran, Communist Venezuela, and Communist China.  The American public, the US Congress, and America’s allies want to know why the Biden/Obama administration has not criticized Communist China’s repeated violation of US sovereignty, and why Biden has not made any comment about the free fire zone in the skies above North America for the first time in history, for the last two weeks? 

The first balloon departed Communist China on January 21, 2023, and was consistently tracked for “two weeks” by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the U
S Air Force Northern Command.  For 7 days the High-Altitude Communist Chinese EMP Offensive Weapons Platform flew over the North Pacific Ocean, over the US Aleutian Islands, through Alaska, and south over Canada.  On January 28th, the Communist Chinese Balloon left Canada and entered the sparsely populated state of Montana.

From Montana, the Communist Chinese High-Altitude Balloon was then was permitted to traverse, spy on, gather electronic intelligence, and target the entire Continental United States by the Biden/Obama administration.  It went on to Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina.  On February 4th, Communist Chinese High-Altitude Balloon flew out over the Atlantic Ocean, where it was shot down by an F-22A Raptor Tactical Fighter.  A map of the flight path of the Communist Chinese High-Altitude Balloon is posted at the bottom of this presentation.

At an altitude of 60,000 feet, the Communist Chinese High-Altitude Balloon’s sensors had the capability of collecting Top Secret intelligence from facilities hundreds of miles away on either side of its flight path, as it transited across the Continental United States.  Because the Communist Chinese High-Altitude Balloon carried such a massive payload, it was able to employ the latest powerful technology to scan hundreds of miles of ground.  The Communist Chinese High-Altitude Balloon had the ability to intercept information that was being transmitted technologically and digitally from US military bases, while being able to “pinpoint” and precisely target specific highly classified ICBM silos.

The below listed 20 US Military Bases were spied upon and targeted by the Communist Chinese High-Altitude Balloon, including three Top Secret Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Bases (where underground silos stretch across Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Nebraska), the Top Secret home of the Strategic Air Command, the Top-Secret B-IB Bomber Bases, the Top Secret Stealth Bomber Bases, and the Top Secret Oak Ridge Nuclear Weapons Facility, Fort Bragg-home of the Airborne and Special Operation Force, and Camp Lejeune-home of the II Marine Expeditionary Force, 2nd Marine Division.

** Maelstrom Air Force Base – Montana, that controls a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) field; is also the home of the Strategic Air  Command, and is the home of a B-2 Stealth Bombers Base.
** Warren Air Force Base – Wyoming, that controls a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) field.
** Minot Air Force Base – North Dakota, that controls a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) field: is also the home of a B-IB Bomber Base. 
** Ellsworth Air Force Base – South Dakota
** Joe Foss Field ANG – South Dakota
** Sioux City ANG – Iowa
** Offutt Air Force Base -Nebraska
** Camp Ashland – Nebraska
** Lincoln ANG – Nebraska
** Whiteman Air Force Base – Missouri; is also the home of a B-2 Stealth Bombers Base.
** Fort Leonard Wood – Missouri
** St. Louis Army Human Resources – Missouri
** Scott Air Force Base – Illinois
** Fort Campbell – Tennessee
** Oakridge Nuclear Weapons Facility and the National Security Complex – Tennessee
** Nashville ANG – Tennessee
** Smyrna ANG – Tennessee
** Houston Barracks – Tennessee
** McGhee Tyson ANG – Tennessee
** Pope Air Force Base – North Carolina
** Fort Bragg – North Carolina; home of the Airborne and Special Operation Force. the XVIII Airborne Corps and the 82nd Airborne Division, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, the Corps Support Command, and the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade. 
** MCAS New River – North Carolina
** US Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune – North Carolina; home of the II Marine Expeditionary Force, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Logistics Group and other combat units and support commands, it maintain combat-ready units for expeditionary deployment.
** US Coast Guard Station Fort Macon - North Carolina

Since that first entry of a Communist Chinese Balloon EMP Offensive Weapons Platform entered Montana on January 28th, NORAD announced the downing of three additional Chinese Communist “Devices” that were shot down in Alaska on February 10th, in the Yukon Territory of Canada on February 11th, and over Lake Huron adjacent to the State of Michigan on February 12th.  

 

It was reported by intelligent sources (that we cannot confirm), that a fifth Communist Chinese High-Altitude Balloon crashed off the coast of Hawaii four months ago, but that information was hidden from the American people by the Biden/Obama administration.  The Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has thus far failed to provide any details, “at all”, about what the three US F-22A Raptor Tactical Fighter pilots actually saw when they intercepted and shot down the last three devices, and refused to provide radar intercept tracks.   

 

The Biden/Obama administration have been well aware that Communist China’s military has been spying on and probing the US defenses on the ground and in the airspace above North America for the last two years, and knows that Communist China has been experimenting with High-Altitude Surveillance Balloons flights for penetration of North and South America air defenses since 2018.  Communist China’s potential High-Altitude Balloon for attack against the United States’ Electric Grid with a “small nuclear EMP” will most probably be launched from South America where US Air Force Air Defenses are not as robust as they are over North America.

Communist China’s state-owned television CCTV aired footage of a High-Altitude Balloon lifting three Hypersonic Glide Vehicles (HGVs) Weapons from the ground and then dropped those Hypersonic Glide Vehicle Weapons in a test in September 2018.  The stunning footage displays the High-Altitude Balloon, which is similar to the first Chinese Communist High-Altitude Balloon Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Offensive Weapon Platform, that traversed over the Continental United States from January 28 to February 4, 2023.  It had the capacity to carry three Hypersonic Glide Vehicles (HGVs) Weapons into high altitude, and had the ability to drop them on the United States.  That footage has since been deleted from Communist Chinese state-owned media, but photographs and short clips can still be found online. (NTD Andrew Thornebrooke, February 6, 2023)
 
China tested Hypersonic Glide Vehicles dropped from a balloon in 2018, according to Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. (Screenshot via Chinese social media)

HGVs are launched by rockets in a similar manner to traditional missiles.  Upon reaching orbit, however, HGVs detach from the rocket and fly through the atmosphere using their own momentum.  Such weapons are much faster than other missiles while they are in low orbit but become much slower upon hitting the dense air of the atmosphere as they have no jets to power them.  The High-Altitude Balloon dropped HGVs are part of a Communist China’s effort to develop precision warheads for hypersonic weapons, which would give the Communist Chinese military an “unstoppable nuclear-capable weapon,” according to the South China Morning Post. (NTD  Andrew Thornebrooke, February 6, 2023)

 

Paul Crespo, President of the Center for American Defense Studies, said that the (Communist Chinese High-Altitude) balloons which traversed U.S. airspace could “absolutely” be a dry run for an attack using a balloon-mounted weapon, but that hypersonic missiles would likely not be a first choice for China’s Communist regime.  “While China has tested hypersonic missiles launched from balloons in the past, that isn’t a likely use for these airships,” Crespo told The Epoch Times in an email. (NTD  Andrew Thornebrooke, February 6, 2023)

 

“The biggest threat (to the US) is sending one or more of these high-altitude balloons over the U.S. with a “small nuclear EMP” (Electromagnetic Pulse) device.  Detonated at extremely high altitude, a “small nuclear EMP” devices could knock out power and communications across the US, creating widespread havoc for a year or more without firing a shot on the ground.”  (NTD  Andrew Thornebrooke, February 6, 2023)

That system, then-Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. John Hyten said, appeared to be intended for a “first-use” nuclear strike against the United States.  “They look like a first-use weapon,” Hyten said.  “The pace [Communist China is] moving and the trajectory that they’re on will surpass Russia and the United States if we don’t do something to change it. (NTD  Andrew Thornebrooke, February 6, 2023

Communist China has actually been at war with the United States for the last 30 years, and fully hopes to be able to eliminate 200 million Americans with a series of biological weapons and with an “small nuclear EMP” attack.  The first Chinese Communist High-Altitude Balloon that traversed the Continental United States from January 28 to February 4, 2023, could have been easily pierced with air lasers, that would have created pin hole leaks in the skin of the balloon, the piercing would have slowly brought the balloon down safely, within a one mile square landing site in the Aleutian Islands, or in Alaska, or in Montana before it traversed the Continental United States.  

 

Instead, the Biden/Obama administration allowed the Communist Chinese High-Altitude Spy Balloon considered EMP Offensive Weapon Platformto transit Continental United States, and transmit highly sensitive Top Secret intelligence back to Communist China; that sensitive intelligence is the rope that Communist China hopes they can use to hang and kill American military personnel.   

 

At the same time Communist China has been violating the sovereignty of US Air Space, they have also been violating US sovereignty of the US Southern Border for two years.  The Biden/Obama administration has allowed over 5 million unvaccinated Illegal Aliens from 160 countries to violate the sovereignty of the United States by entering across the wide open southern border (any American Citizens returning from an overseas trip must prove that they have been vaccinated, before they are permitted to get back into the United States).  The US Border Patrol reported that there was a 719% increase in apprehensions of Chinese Communist Illegal Aliens from mainland China, who have been flooding across the wide open southern border in 2023, compared to number of Chinese Communist Illegal Alien apprehensions in 2022 by the US Border Patrol.  

 

The Biden/Obama administration has plans to increase the number of 5 million unvaccinated Illegal Aliens who have already entered the US over the last two years, to be increased in numbers to 10 million unvaccinated Illegal Aliens by to illegally enter the US by the 2024 national election.  During the last two years, an estimated one million got-aways have escaped detection by the US Border Patrol, including hundreds of Radical Islamic Terrorists listed on the “Terrorist Watch List” and on the  “No-Fly List”.  To date, over 100 terrorists on the “No-Fly List” have been captured by the US Border Patrol while trying to illegally enter the US through the Southern Border.  The convicted “Got-Aways” criminals will continue to commit major crimes throughout the US, and the thousands of Chinese Communist Illegal Aliens will subvert the US Constitutional Republic from within.  

 

The Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff continue to display their continued ineptness, in how they allowed the Communist Chinese High-Altitude Spy Balloons to gather critical Top Secret intelligence and to target 20 Top Secret Military bases in preparation for a future “small nuclear EMP” attack on the Republic as it traversed the Continental United States.  

 

Previously the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff continued their ineptness by how they vacated Afghanistan and allowed Bagram to be turned over to Communist China, in how they forced thousands of highly trained senior conservative white members of US military out of the US Armed Forces, and how they are now doing enormous damage in Unit Cohesion by indoctrinating the dwindling number of military personnel in the US Armed Forces, and the Cadets and Midshipmen in the five Service Academies to be brainwashed in Transgender Indoctrination, Wokeness, and Critical Race Theory.  

 

Most recently, over the last two years, the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff have effectively disarmed the US Armed Forces by sending $110 Billion of America’s weapons, equipment, and munitions to Ukraine while failing over the same last two years to immediately reorder sufficient numbers of replacements weapons, equipment, and munitions (the US’ highly sophisticated weaponry cannot now be produced and restocked for at least 5+ years).

 

Throughout the last two years, the US Constitution has also been under attack by Socialist Democrats, the Biden/Obama administration, Domestic Enemies, Progressives, Marxists, Communists, and Communist China.  The four incursions by Chinese Communist High-Altitude Balloons/Devices into the US and Canadian airspace must be a “Wake-up Call” for American Citizens.  It demonstrates just how much disrespect Communist China has for the occupant of the Oval Office.  We hope American Citizens will fully understand, once and for all, that Communist China has been “at war” with the United States for 30 years.
 

The majority of American citizens who love their country are unaware that they are in a life and death battle to save the Republic from the poisonous tenacles of Communist China, because the Communist Chinese controlled Socialist Media/Leftist Press continues to keep Americans in the dark about the Social Democrat, Progressives and Marxist initiated massive Voter Fraud during the last three national elections.

America’s Freedoms, outlined in The Bill of Right and in the US Constitution will ultimately be “retained” or eliminated as a result of the 2024 election.  A competent Commander-in-Chief who has not been compromised and is not feared by Communist China, must be elected so he can protect the Republic and oppose Communist China.  

 

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Op Ed # 607 Disarming of The US Armed Forces

By Capt Joseph R. John, February 11, 2023 

The Biden/Obama administration is violating the US Constitution by having Secretary of Defense Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff General Milley, systematically disarm the US Armed Forces by sending over $110 billion in munitions and equipment to Ukraine over the last two years.  Biden, Obama, Austin, and Milley fully understood that they have been depleting the United States’ critical warfighting capabilities for self-defense for the last two years, as explained in Table 1 listed below.  Table 1 was created by CISIS International Security Programs, which is a highly reliable source and current analysis of information, by providing international security and defense facts that were acquired from multiple reliable sources.

 

The current inept occupants of the Oval Office and the DOD have “not” taken required immediate action to rapidly reorder and replace the munitions and equipment that they have been depleting, or their failure to reorder may have been intentional.  Because of their failure to replace depleted munitions and equipment for two years, the replacement of the depleted munitions and equipment will take 5 or more years to reorder and restock their numbers.  Despite the fact that very little munitions are currently available for national defense as outlined in Table 1, the Biden/Obama administration is continually systematically disarming the US Armed Forces as explained in Table 1 below.  Table 1 does not include the 31 M-1A2 Abrams Battle Tanks, and the 100, M1000 Heavy Equipment Tank Transporters (collectively costing $400 million), and the Patriot Surface to Air Missiles Systems (collectively costing $1.1 billion), that are in the process of being shipped to Ukraine. 

 

The US has no method of tracking over $110 billion in wired cash, munitions, and equipment that it has been sending to Ukraine.  The inept Biden/Obama administration is relying only on the “word” of Zelenskyy,  and bureaucrats that he has appointed, that $110 billion in aid has been employed for front line military forces, and did not end up in the Swiss unnumbered account of corrupt Ukrainian bureaucrats. 
The Biden/Obama administration has consistently refused to appoint an Inspector General’s Office to keep track of where the aid was actually delivered and  to prevent the possible theft of $110 billion in cash, munitions, equipment, and financial aid sent to Ukraine over the last two years.

CSIS  INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PROGRAM, source of Table 1 above.


Now for some Questions and Answers from  LTC Royal A. Brown, III, USA (Ret) (Ranger):  


1. Will the Ukrainians maintain all this complicated equipment ?   Ans:  NO - they don't have the capability so US contractors will do so at

 great expense to US taxpayers.. 

 

2. What happens if any of this equipment lands in hands of Russians?  Ans: Russian and China will reverse engineer and copy them 

 taking away our technological edges..

 

3. Does this negatively impact our own defense needs?   Ans:  Obviously sending this equipment reduces our own warfighting capabilities. 

This equipment costs billions in addition to the $100 M in cash sent to Zelinsky and must also be reducing the warfighting capabilities of our own military.

 

4. How long before US boots are on the ground?  Ans: Probably not long - some are already there in advisory roles - you can bet CIA 

& mercenaries are there; others; like 101st Airborne Div are staging in Poland.

 

5. Will all this support along with $100B + in cash ensure the Russians will quit and go home?  .  Ans:  NO - their Black Sea Fleet is 

located at Ukrainian ports and they aren't going to give up Crimea which they invaded and occupied back in early 2014.. 

     

6. Could this war  lead to further escalation including possible use of nukes?  Ans:  YES - Ukraine also had thousands of nukes and

probably still have some suitcase nucs - there was little accountability when Ukraine broke away from old USSR. 

 

7. Do we have accountability process in place to ensure this $ and equipment all go to help Ukraine military and people and not go into 

 pockets of corrupt Ukrainian Oligarchs?  Ans:  NO  - how much of this money will end up in the off shore or Swiss bank accounts of 

 Ukrainian oligarchs?  

 

8. Has all this fueled the rampant Inflation and rising prices in the US ?  Ans:   YES

 

9. Do we know what US National Security Interests are at stake in Ukraine?  Ans:  NO - sure as hell isn't that if we don't stop Russia in 

Crimea it will lead to China attacking Taiwan.  This is mixing golf balls and grapefruits.   For one thing, Ukraine's allies are feckless 

 NATO & EU who depend on the US for their defense, whereas Taiwan has not only the US but well armed and trained forces of Taiwan, 

Japan, S. Korea, Indonesia, Australia etc. on its side. Those worried about this contingency should be supporting shipment of the 

equipment in table above to Taiwan not Ukraine.

 

10. The Obama/Biden regime were in power in 2014 when the Russians first invaded Crimea - what did they do about it ?  Ans: Nothing 

 except sanctions which didn't hurt Russia which kept supplying Germany and much of rest of Europe with their energy needs (e.g natural gas) and this hasn't stopped.

 

11. Are the Russians and Putin bad people interested in restoring old Soviet Union brand of Communism ?  Ans:  Yes, BUT what is 

NATO and EU going to do about it ?  What red line in the sand did the Obama/Biden regime draw when the Russians invaded 

Crimea in early 2014?

 

12. Did the Russians offer a ceasefire in trade for Ukraine not pushing to enter NATO?  Ans:  YES but Zelensky would have no part 

of it thus the war escalated. Zelensky is not a man of peace as he tries to convey. 

 

13. Are these same people in Obama 3/Biden Admin like WOKE SOD Austin and Chair of Joint Chiefs Milley as concerned about

defending the US southern border from invasion by illegal aliens and cartels as they are about defending Ukraine?  Ans: Not only NO but Hell NO

 

I'm sure you can come up with other questions about this debacle.  If your answers are different, LTC Brown would like to hear them; we will relay your E-mails to LTC Brown.

               

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Op Ed # 606 Congressman Michael J. Gallagher, Cpt-USMC (PhD) (R-WI-8) Chairs Vital House Committee on Communist China

By Capt Joseph R. John, February 3, 2023  

Elected to his Fourth Term in Congress, Congressman Michael John Gallagher, Cpt-USMC (PhD) (R-WI-8), of Green Bay, was the 110th endorsed Combat Veteran For Congress.  He serves on the Armed Services Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  Cong Gallagher was just selected as the Chairman of the vital House Select Committee on Communist China; it is a sorely-needed instrument to drive the Communist China policy debate in Congress.  The Mission of the House Select Committee on Communist China is to focus on the growing military imbalance between the United States and Communist China, the imbalance has worsened over the last two years, because of the weak Foreign Policy of the Biden/Obama administration in Southeast Asia.

Cong Mike Gallagher is a fiscally conservative Congressman who has tried to rein in the out-of-control spending by irresponsible Social Democrat members in Congress, and worked to reduce the national debt.  He is a seventh generation Wisconsin native and was born in Green Bay on March 3, 1984.  Cong Gallagher comes from a large Irish Catholic family that first settled in Northeast Wisconsin in 1845, and remain there to this day.  His grandfather, father, godfather, and sister are all well-known obstetricians.

In June 2006, Mike received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Near East Studies from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University; he majored in Near Eastern Studies and Arabic.  In June 2010, Michael Gallagher received a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University in Washington, DC.  Michael received a Master of Arts Degree in Security Studies in 2012, and in 2013 he received a Master of Arts Degree in in Government from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.  Michael was subsequently awarded a Doctorate Degree in Government-International Relations from Georgetown University in June 2015 , where his dissertation focused on presidential-decision making and the conditions under which presidents and Congress make major foreign policy changes.  He has published articles on foreign policy in Intelligence and National Security, The National Interest, Parameters, and The Marine Corps Gazette.

In February 2004, while matriculating at Princeton University, Michael Gallagher was sworn in to the US Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class Program at the US Marine Corps Recruiting Headquarters in Princeton, NJ.  During the summer following his junior year at Princeton, Michael attended Officer Candidate School at the US Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia, and graduated in September 2005.  Upon graduation from Princeton on June 5, 2006, Michael Gallagher was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps.

In September 2007, 2nd Lt Gallagher deployed from Camp Pendleton to Iraq’s Al Anbar Province.  During that deployment, 2nd Lt Gallagher was a Human Intelligence Exploitation Team Commander serving in general support of Regimental Combat Team-2 Assessment, where he conducted over 100 tactical interrogations and supported over 38 regimental Aero Scout missions.  In April of 2008 he returned to Camp Pendleton and re-deployed to Iraq one month later in May 2008.

During his second deployment, on May 26, 2008, 2nd Lt Gallagher was promoted to First Lieutenant, and served in direct support of Task Force 2/2 in the border town of Al Qaim, Iraq as a Human Intelligence Exploitation Team Commander.  Upon 1st Lt Gallagher’s return from his second deployment, he was temporarily assigned to General Petraeus’ Central Command Assessment Team—serving at both CENTCOM Forward HQ in Qatar and National Defense University—where he was the only Company Grade Officer participating in this comprehensive review of the CENTCOM AOR.

1st Lt Gallagher
 was promoted to Captain on July 1, 2010.  Capt Gallagher was Honorably Discharged from the Marine Corps on August 31, 2013 and accepted a commission as a Captain in the US Marine Corps Reserve.  While on active duty, Capt. Gallagher earned the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation  (Gold Star in lieu of 2nd award), and various Campaign and Service Medals. 

While on active duty, Capt Gallagher was named by the Center For a New American Security as a “Next Generation National Security Leader”, was selected as a Foundation for the Defense of Democracies National Security Fellow, and was listed as a “Top 99 under 33 Foreign Policy Leader” by the Diplomatic Courier.   

As a civilian, Mike served from September 2013 to February 2015 as the Republican Professional Staff Member for Middle East/North Africa and Counterterrorism on the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  In that capacity, he was the lead expert for over 20 countries including Iran, Israel, Syria, and Iraq, and for global counterterrorism operations.  He was responsible for conducting State Department/USAID oversight and, as a Captain in US Marine Corps Reserves, served as part of the Defense Intelligence Agency Director’s Development Group. 

 

As the Select Committee Chairman on Communist China, Cong Michael J. Gallagher will focus on the Select Committees central task.  The Select Committee’s central task is to focus on the geopolitical reality in Southeast Asia that the Biden/Obama administration has been working tirelessly, trying to blur the fact that Communist China is preparing their population for war, and he will reveal to the American electorate just how seriously the military imbalance of power has become under the Biden/Obama administration.   

 

Over the last two years, the military balance has shifted severely against the United States, since the Biden/Obama administration has neglected and degraded the “Combat Effectiveness” of the US Armed Forces.  Communist China now has a largest Army and Navy in the world, and they are involved in a massive warship building program, expanding the number of China’s aircraft carriers and their nuclear submarines.  

 

Cong Gallagher’s focus as the Chairman of the Select Committee on Communist China is to grapple with the reality of the severe modifications that have occurred in Southeast Asia over the last two years, where Communist China’s growing military power, and America’s declining military capabilities have destabilized the status quo.  Those realities have threatened America’s allies of South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Australia, Guam, and Thailand in the region.

 

The military imbalance in favor of Communist China has also undermined the strategic status quo in Europe and in Asia. Unless the Select Committee exposes the military imbalance to the American electorate, and convinces Congress to take action to rectify it, primarily through a major expansion of the US Armed Forces and a commensurate increase in America’s defense industrial capacity, it will only be a matter of time before an element of the strategic status quo cracks. The most likely result of any future fissure would result in the invasion of Taiwan.  We encourage you to read the below listed article.

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Cong Mike Gallagher Chairs Vital House Committee. Its Only Focus: Communist China

George F. Will

January 25, 2023

 

Cong Mike Gallagher, Cpt-USMC (PhD) (R-WI-8) speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill on Jan. 3. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Voracious reading — “I am reminded of Andrew Gordon’s masterful book ‘The Rules of the Game’ about the decline of the Royal Navy before the Battle of Jutland” — fuels the fluent writings of Cong Mike Gallagher (R-WI-8). Their distilled essence is: People who are serious about national security should immediately speak loudly so that the nation can carry a big military stick. To qualify for the “marathon” competition with China, the United States must “win the sprint” right now.
 

After Princeton and before earning a Georgetown PhD, Gallagher served seven years as a Marine, learning Arabic, and, during two Iraq deployments, learning the cost of good intentions combined with muddy thinking. Now 38 and in his fourth congressional term, he chairs the House’s newly created and instantly most important committee. Its single subject is China — meaning, practically, the Chinese Communist Party.

Deterrence failed regarding Ukraine, with a huge cost in blood and treasure; a comparable failure regarding Taiwan would be immeasurably more catastrophic. About this, Gallagher’s thinking is congruent with that of scholars Hal Brands (Johns Hopkins) and Michael Beckley (Tufts) in “Danger Zone: The Coming Conflict with China.

 

"Demography, the authors say, dictates China’s destiny, which is decline. The danger zone is not this century — the marathon — but this decade, when China, “a falling power” facing an “ugly” future, might lunge through a closing window of opportunity for aggression.

 

The long run favors the United States, which is why “getting to the long run won’t be easy.”

China, Brands and Beckley write, is at “the intersection of ambition and desperation,” the latter because China’s 37-fold real gross domestic product growth 1978-2018 is certain to be followed by a prolonged contraction. By 2050, almost one-third of the nation will be over 60. Because of the long echo of the ruinous “one-child policy“ (1980-2016), China’s population, they write, “will be just half its current size by the end of the century and perhaps as soon as the 2060s.” And:

“From 2020 to 2035, China will lose roughly 70 million working-age adults and gain 130 million senior citizens. That’s a France-sized population of young workers, consumers, and taxpayers gone — and a Japan-sized population of elderly pensioners gained — in just fifteen years.”

Gallagher believes that China’s recklessness might increase as its dynamism wanes. Hence his questions, recommendations and complaints that the committee can explore.

Why the seeming retreat from the long-standing goal of a 355-ship Navy? Why is China purchasing U.S. agricultural land? Why has Congress not funded improved air and missile defense systems on Guam, just 1,700 miles from Taiwan? Why is Saudi Arabia ahead of Taiwan in the line to receive Harpoon missiles?

There should be more surge capacity in munitions manufacturing. “On any given missile system,” Gallagher writes, “roughly 30 percent of the material requires lead times on restocking that may run beyond a year.” U.S. policy should protect Indo-Pacific nations from “Finlandization,” a Cold War term for large authoritarian powers reducing nominally independent countries to functional subservience.

Defeating an amphibious invasion of Taiwan would require U.S. strikes against China’s coastal facilities, according to Gallagher. So, crucial military munitions plants on the U.S. mainland should be hardened against potential retaliatory strikes by China’s precision weapons with conventional explosives.

Gallagher tartly says, “Silicon Valley, a leader in the corporate social responsibility movement, should modernize its conception of social responsibility to exclude technology partnerships” that facilitate China’s human rights abuses and weapons development. And in his summoning of the nation to seriousness, he is scalding about the Defense Department’s “woke commissariat.”

The growing “diversity, equity, and inclusion” bureaucracy, wielding “fringe history and shoddy social science,” has bombarded the Navy with scores of recommendations — although this service is more diverse than the U.S. population. “The military,” Gallagher writes, “is an elite and meritocratic organization where only the most fit, disciplined, and lethal individuals should thrive, regardless of gender, race, or socioeconomic status. To that end, the military obsessively measures pull-ups, marksmanship, and a general ability to endure pain.” All other measurements are of secondary importance.

The House Select Committee on China was created by a bipartisan vote of 365-65. All of the opponents were Democrats, probably wary lest China’s threat complicates the progressive agenda of devoting evermore national resources to multiplying dependent domestic constituencies. Some congressional Republicans, speaking loudly (if vaguely) for frugality, would provide the nation with a smaller military stick rather than touch the two-thirds of the budget devoted to entitlements. To both factions, Gallagher cites another Marine who does not mince words, former defense secretary Jim Mattis: “America can afford survival.”

 

Op-Ed # 605 AT&T’s DirecTV Drops NEWSMAX from 13 Million American Homes; "Blatant Deep State Censorship"

By Capt Joseph R. John, January 29, 2023 

This is the second time in the past year AT&T has violated the Second Amendment moved to “Censor Freedom of Speech” of a conservative News channel:  In April 2022, AT&T DirecTV deplatformed One American News (OAN) in the same way Communists censors “Freedom of Speech”.   Those are the same policies of Communist China, Marxist Antifa Domestic Terrorist, Social Democrats, Progressives, and the Biden/Obama administration has been using the Department of Homeland Security to prevent “Freedom of Speech” in the United States.

 

To protect The Bill of Rights, the US Constitution, the Second Amendment, and “Freedom of Speech in the United States, we encourage you to pass this on to everyone in your address book, and take the following actions if they apply.

Actions Americans, who believe in “Freedom of Speech”, should take to Fight AT&T DirecTV’s Censorship

1. If you’re a DirecTV customer call them toll free at 877-763-9762 and demand they bring NEWSMAX back on air or you can CANCEL! [When you speak to a live operator, let them know you’re aware NEWSMAX’s live stream is ending soon on other platforms, so unless you get it on DirecTV you will have to cancel their service.]

If you are an AT&T customer for any of their products or services, call them and demand they end their censorship of NEWSMAX or you will cancel. Call AT&T toll free at 888-855-2338.

2. Call your Member of Congress or Senator at 202-224-3121 and demand they stop AT&T and DirecTV’s censorship of conservative media like NEWSMAX!

3. Go to online Petition: iWantNewsmax.com

This blatant and outrageous action by AT&T designed to prevent Americans from being prevented from hearing two sides of the story in the up-and-coming political campaigns, leading up to the national elections of 2024.  The below listed article further describes this outrageous action by AT&T.


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Important from NEWSMAX:

At midnight Tuesday, AT&T's DirecTV cut Newsmax's signal, immediately shutting the network off from more than 13 million customers of the satellite service, DirecTV Stream, and U-Verse.

This is the second time in the past year AT&T has moved to cancel a conservative channel, with DirecTV deplatforming OAN in April.

"This is a blatant act of political discrimination and censorship against Newsmax," Christopher Ruddy, CEO of Newsmax, said.

Despite Newsmax being the 4th highest-rated cable news channel in the nation, a top 20 cable news channel overall, and watched by 25 million Americans on cable alone, according to Nielsen, DirecTV said it was taking the step as a "cost-cutting" measure and would never pay Newsmax a cable license fee.

DirecTV pays cable license fees to all top 75 cable channels and to all 22 liberal news channels it carries. 

Almost all of these channels are paid hefty license fees significantly greater than Newsmax was seeking — and despite the fact that most of the channels have far lower ratings than Newsmax.

"The most extreme liberal channels, even with tiny ratings, get fees from AT&T's DirecTV, but [in their view] Newsmax and OAN need to be deplatformed," Ruddy said.

See the Full NEWSMAX Story – Go Here Now

Actions to Fight AT&T DirecTV’s Censorship
1. If you’re a DirecTV customer call them toll free at 877-763-9762 and demand they bring NEWSMAX back on air or you can CANCEL! [When you speak to a live operator, let them know you’re aware NEWSMAX’s live stream is ending soon on other platforms, so unless you get it on DirecTV you will have to cancel their service.]

If you are an AT&T customer for any of their products or services, call them and demand they end their censorship of NEWSMAX or you will cancel. Call AT&T toll free at 888-855-2338.

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Op Ed # 604 Center For Military Readiness Challenges New Congress to End Woke-ism in the US Military

By Capt Joseph R. John, January 18, 2023 

Ms. Elaine Donnelly has been the President of the Center for Military Readiness (CMR) for 30 years.  She has done an exceptionally outstanding job of supporting every correct policy initiative and the annual DOD budget request to improve the Combat Effectiveness of US Armed Forces for 30 years.  

In her below listed initiatives, she is encouraging the Biden/Obama administration to end Wokeness in the US Military, the politics of skin color and pronouns in the US Military, which over the last two years, has resulted in “Weakened Morale”, a Decreased State of Readiness”, has Eliminated Unit Cohesiveness”, and has “Degraded The Combat Effectiveness” of the US Armed Forces.  

The Navy Leadership promoting “Wokeness” has threatened to punish sailors who purposely abuse pronouns to define transgender service members, viewing it as an offense of harassment.  Sailors that contravene the policy can encounter administrative or judicial punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.  The Navy Pentagon Leadership states that intentional misuse of transgender service member pronouns is inappropriate and inconsistent with the Navy zero tolerance policy on harassment.  The Navy appreciates that pronouns are a part of individual identity which both civilian and uniformed Navy members are expected to make use of, as well as to pronounce names correctly. 

Imposing the “Wokeness” progressive ideology, forcing the indoctrination of “Critical Race Theory” while focusing on skin color of all US military personnel, and eliminating the privacy of female-only living facilities has resulted in a severe “Recruiting Crisis for the All-Volunteer Force”.  All branches of the Armed Forces are facing dire recruiting realities, the Army failed to meet 25% of its recruiting goal, the Navy is raising the maximum enlistment age to 41 to try to meet its recruiting goal.
  Vacancies in the ranks are not escaping the rulers of Communist China, Russia, Communist Cuba, Communist North Korea, and Islamic Republic of Iran (Largest State Sponsor of Terrorist).

The requirement for the US military to improve “Combat Effectiveness” should be the primary goal of the Secretary of Defense.  However, by imposing “Wokeness”, aggressively recruiting LGBTQ personnel while requiring the US Military to cover the very expensive cost of sex transition surgery, and imposing the indoctrination of  “Critical Race Theory”, the Secretary of Defense has made it very difficult to recruit the All-Volunteer Force.

If American voters want the US Armed Forces to be ready to fight and win in a conflict, they must elect a President and Congress that will stop the focus on Wokeness, who instead will focus on Combat Effectiveness, and a President who will understand that America’s adversaries do not care about the use of specific pronouns or the focus on the politics of race. 
 

We encourage you to read the below listed article in which Elaine Donnelly is encouraging the 118th Congress to end Wokeness in the US Military.
 

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For Immediate Release

January 17, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact:  Elaine Donnelly, CMR President

 

(734) 464-9430

 

 

 

 

 

 

CMR Challenges New Congress to End Woke-ism in the Military

The following comments may be attributed to Elaine DonnellyPresident of the Center for Military Readiness (CMR), an independent public policy organization that reports on and analyzes military/social issues.  

“The armed forces’ Recruiting Crisis of 2022 will continue and worsen in 2023 unless Congress acts to restore sound priorities that are being weakened by woke ideology.

National security depends on the All-Volunteer Force.  Congress, which has the constitutional responsibility for oversight, must not allow Defense Department leaders to continue and extend woke policies that are alienating the military’s core constituency: traditional, patriotic families.  

The Center for Military Readiness calls on the new 118th Congress to oppose, change, or repeal “woke” policies in the military that are weakening morale and readiness, and to support sound priorities that would make our military stronger. 

CMR Challenge for 2023: Woke-ism in Our Military

Woke policies impose progressive ideologies and take them to extremes with enforced compliance, even if they hurt the institution.  

“The Center for Military Readiness has challenged Congress to end woke-ism in the military by addressing ten issues, linked here.  In summary, Congress should

Oppose:

  • Pentagon Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) metrics and percentage-based quotas
  • Divisive critical race theory (CRT) instructions in military schools and academies
  • Anti-extremist programs skewed by leftist ideology 
  • Registration of Women with Selective Service for a possible future draft
  • Attempts to re-define Selective Service with steps toward National Service
  • Sex-normed (different) training standards for men and women in (infantry) combat 
  • Unreasonable COVID vaccine mandates that exclude or discharge willing personnel 
  • Relaxed eligibility rules for persons with a history of disqualifying behavioral problems
  • Sexualized military base entertainment that alienates families and disrespects women 

Re-Evaluate and Revise to Promote Readiness:

  • Consequences of imposing “gender diversity” on direct ground combat(infantry) units 
  • The consequences of “sex-neutral” (identical) standards” that cause disproportionate injuries, higher attrition rates, and non-deployability among women
  • Impact of transgender policies that accommodate gender dysphoria in the military, including violations of personal privacy in female-only living facilities and athletics
  • Impact of gender dysphoria policies on medical ethics and rights of religious liberty 

Support:

  • Reality-based health care programs that protect children from woke activists who promote transgender treatments and sometimes surgeries without parental involvement 
  • Non-discrimination and recognition of merit in enlistment and promotion polices 
  • Command accountability for due process and justice in matters of sexual assault
  • Military parents’ rights to seek information about the curriculum, teaching practices, and books used in Department of Defense Education (DoDEA)schools
  • “Peace Through Strength” and American military superiority 

“If there are conflicts between woke social causes or career interests and the needs of the military, the needs of the military must come first.  We hope that pro-defense lawmakers will aggressively defend sound policies that strengthen our military, not weaken it.”   

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The Center for Military Readiness, founded in 1993, is celebrating its 30th anniversaryas an independent, non-partisan public policy organization that reports on and analyzes military/social issues.  Elaine Donnelly can be reached at elaine@cmrlink.org, and more information is available at www.cmrlink.org.  

 

Center for Military Readiness  |  P. O. Box 51600  |  Livonia, MI  48151 |  734-464-9430



 

Op Ed # 603 "The Plan", The Communist Strategy to Change the Republic Into a Marxist/Socialist State

By Capt Joseph R. John, January 14, 2023  

In 1958, Robert Welch, tried to warn America of “The Plan” that Marxists, Communists, and Socialists initiated to change the United States from a US Constitutional Republic into a Marxist/Socialist State.  He was repeatedly attacked by the left of center liberal media establishment as an “extreme right-winger.” 

 

Robert Welch, was warning Americans about what Communists would do to take down the US Constitutional Republic.  It happens to be what the Biden/Obama administration and Socialist Democrats have been doing over the last two years, to undercut the US Constitutional Republic, which includes substantially increasing taxes by $318.7 Billion on January 1, 2023.  Those new taxes will continue to slow down and destabilize the US Economy that is already in a recession. 

The new $318.7 Billion tax increases was passed by the Inflation Reduction Act.  The increases are explained in detail in the below listed article. The Inflation Reduction Act was passed in August 2022 with only the votes of 50 Socialist Democrat Senators, no Republican Senators voted for the Inflation Reduction Act.  It took Vice President Kamala Harris to cast the tie-breaking vote to pass the massive new increase in taxes. 

Social Democrats Passed $318.7 Billion in New Taxes Damaging American Taxpayers as Follows:

 

1. $65 Billion Natural Gas Taxes—Which Will Increase Household Energy Bills.

2. $12 Billion Crude Oil Taxes—Which Will Increase Household Heating Costs.

3. $1.2 Billion Coal Taxes—Which Will Increase Household Energy Bills.

4. $74 Billion Stock Taxes—Which Will Hit American’s Nest Eggs (401ks, IRAs, and Pension Plans).

5. $225 Billion Corporate Income Tax Hikes---Corporations Never Pay Increases In Taxes, They Pass New Taxes On To Consumers.

Socialist Democrats have been denying that their policies, over the last two years, have created inflation, destabilized the US Economy, and have created the recession.  In keeping with “The Plan”, by passing the Inflation Reduction Act during a recession, Socialist Democrats have massively increased US Taxes on the average American Taxpayer by $318.7 Billion, have continued to increase inflation, severely decreased the income of the average American Taxpayer, and are continuing to destabilize the US Economy. 

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FINANCE / GOVERNMENT WATCH

List of Biden Tax Hikes Hitting Americans on Jan. 1st

Mike Palicz

January 4, 2023    

On Jan. 1, 2023 the following Democrat tax hikes will take effect:

$6.5 Billion Natural Gas Tax Which Will Increase Household Energy Bills       

Think your household energy bills are high now? Just wait until the three major energy taxes in the Inflation Reduction Act hit your wallet. The first is a regressive tax on American oil and gas development. The tax will drive up the cost of household energy bills. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the natural gas tax will increase taxes by $6.5 billion.

The tax hike violates President Biden’s tax pledge to any American making less than $400,000 per year. Biden administration officials have repeatedly admitted taxes that raise consumer energy prices are in violation of President Biden’s $400,000 tax pledge.

letter to Congress from the American Gas Association warned that the methane tax would amount to a 17% increase on an average family’s natural gas bill. Democrats have included a tax in the bill despite retail prices for energy surpassing multi-year highs in the United States.

$12 Billion Crude Oil Tax Which Will Increase Household Costs

Democrats are imposing a 16.4 cents-per-barrel tax on crude oil and imported petroleum products that will be passed on to consumers in the form of higher gas prices.

The tax hike violates President Biden’s tax pledge to any American making less than $400,000 per year.

As noted above, Biden administration officials have repeatedly admitted taxes that raise consumer energy prices are in violation of President Biden’s $400,000 tax pledge.

As if it weren’t bad enough, Democrats have pegged their oil tax increase to inflation. As inflation increases, so will the level of tax.

The non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimates the provision will raise $12 billion in taxes.

$1.2 Billion Coal Tax Which Will Increase Household Energy Bills

The tax hike more than doubles the current excise taxes on coal production. Under the Democrat proposal, the tax rate on coal from subsurface mining would increase from $0.50 per ton to $1.10 per ton while the tax rate on coal from surface mining would increase from $0.25 per ton to $0.55 per ton.

JCT estimates that this will raise $1.2 billion in taxes that will be passed on to consumers in the form of higher electricity bills.

$74 Billion Stock Tax Which Will Hit Your Nest Egg — 401(k)s, IRAs and Pension Plans

When Americans choose to sell shares of stock back to a company, Democrats will impose a new federal excise tax which will reduce the value of household nest eggs. Raising taxes and restricting stock buybacks harms the retirement savings of any individual with a 401(k), IRA or pension plan.

Union retirement plans will also be hit.

The tax will put U.S. employers at a competitive disadvantage with China, which does not have such a tax.

Stock buybacks help grow retirement accounts. Raising taxes and restricting buybacks would harm the 58 percent of Americans who own stock and more than 60 million workers invested in a 401(k). An additional 14.83 million Americans are invested in 529 education savings accounts.

Retirement accounts hold the largest share of corporate stocks, accounting for roughly 37 percent of the outstanding $22.8 trillion in U.S. corporate stock, according to the Tax Foundation.

In 2017, corporate-sponsored funds made up $4.45 trillion in market value; union-sponsored funds accounted for $409 billion; and public-sponsored funds, which benefit teachers and police officers, added up to $4.25 trillion.

When companies perform stock buybacks, these investors are the ones who benefit. A tax on buybacks could dissuade companies from conducting this action and negatively impact retirement savings.

American companies will face significant compliance costs — a boon to expensive white-shoe law firms — the burden of which will be passed on to working households.

$225 Billion Corporate Income Tax Hike Which Will Be Passed on to Households

Democrats imposed a 15 percent corporate alternative minimum tax on the financial statement income of American businesses reporting $1 billion in profits for the past three years. These American companies employ millions of Americans.

The cost of this tax increase will be borne by working families in the form of higher prices, fewer jobs, and lower wages.

Tax Foundation report from last December found a 15 percent book tax would reduce GDP by 0.1 percent and kill 27,000 jobs.

Preliminary cost estimates from the Congressional Budget Office found the provision would increase taxes by more than $225 billion.

According to JCT’s analysis, 49.7 percent of the tax would be borne by the manufacturing industry at a time when manufacturers are already struggling with supply-chain disruptions.

Tax Foundation also warned that current supply chain issues could be worsened by the book tax’s disproportionate burden on key industries. The report concluded that “the coal industry faces the heaviest burden of the book minimum tax, facing a net tax hike of 7.2 percent of its pretax book income, followed by automobile and truck manufacturing, which faces a 5.1 percent tax hike.” 



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Op Ed # 602 Chinese War Planners Are Ecstatic With Biden “Opens Door Policy” Allowing For Chinese Sabotage

By Capt Joseph R. John, January 4, 2023 

Communism China poses an existential threat to the United States and all Mankind.  Over the last two years the Biden/Obama administration has had an open-door policy with Communist China which has been predictably disabling the military defenses and disarming intelligence defenses of the Republic.  In the article below this Op Ed read that China Expert, Gordon Chang, writes at the Gatestone Institute, where he is a senior distinguished fellow and an Advisory Board Member, that “Chinese War Planners Are Ecstatic: With Biden China’s ‘Opens Door Policy’ Allowing for Chinese Sabotage.”

While Biden recently met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Indonesia, he incoherently stated we are not adversaries, there is no need for a Cold War.  He said the US and Communist China are friendly competitors.  However, one would have to be brain-dead to believe that the US and Communist China are not in a Cold War.  The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is conditioning the population of Communist China to expect a coming war.  Yet the Biden/Obama administration is ignoring the continued threats by Communist China to Taiwan, and the repeated outright warnings to the United States not to defend Taiwan.

The Biden/Obama administration allowed Communist China to establish and operate a Communist Chinese Fuzhou Overseas Police Service Station, located in the US at 107 East Broadway, New York City, NY.  The Fuzhou Overseas Police Service Station is inside the headquarters of the American Changle Association, founded in 1998.  That only could have happened with the approval of the Biden/Obama administration but was done without the approval or the knowledge of Congress.  Establishment of the Fuzhou Overseas Police Service Station was authorized by Obama’s former White House staff, headed by Susan Rice, who is in control of the Oval Office.  The Chinese Communist Police Force operating in the US are rounding up dissident Chinese Nationals who fled Communist China.

The Biden/Obama administration rescinded President Trump’s prevention of the use of any Communist Chinese State-Run Company from bidding on providing electronic components, manufactured in Communist China, to be inserted throughout the United States National Electronic Power Grid System (Power Grid).  If that occurs, Communist China would have the ability to shut down the US Power Grid, creating at least a two-year winter in the US, which would kill and starve millions of Americans.

The Biden/Obama administration processed and cleared a Chinese Communist company to purchase and own 370 acres of land only twelve miles from Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota where overly sensitive military technology can be spied on.  As a result, China will be able to use a proposed $700 million corn milling plant on the site and be able to spy on military communications and even disrupt them.  In Beijing, Chinese Communist Party must be shaking their heads in disbelief at the inability of the U.S. to protect its most sensitive military technology and communications".  Trade expert Alan Tonelson stated, "The decision of the Socialist Democrat Congressional authors of the recent Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) reform that is permitting any foreign purchase of US land near any U.S. military installation was a clear case of legislative malpractice." It is not malpractice, it is treason.

On the date that the Biden/Obama administration summarily withdrew all US military forces from Afghanistan, leaving millions of friendly Afghanistan supporters and Americans to the mercy of the Taliban, and when Afghanistan fell to the Taliban, Chinese Communist newspapers declared that China would invade Taiwan on a determined timeline.  The newspapers stated that when that happens, the island will fall within hours because the United States will abandon Taiwan as it abandoned Afghanistan.  Since the devastating withdrawal of Afghanistan, Communist China has increased the daily overflights of military aircraft and the daily incursion of Communist Chinese Naval Warships into the territorial water of Taiwan. 

There is overwhelming evidence that the Wuhan Virus was created in a Communist Chinese laboratory for their biowarfare program.  Communist China weaponized and released the Wuhan Virus in the US that killed over one million Americans and seriously injured additional millions of Americans.  The experimental test gene therapy injection that was created and distributed worldwide to protect the population never worked but is killing millions worldwide. 

The Guardian in Europe listed the 20 European countries who halted the injection of the experimental test gene therapy injection created by Big Pharma for the Wuhan Virus: Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Romania, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Cyprus, and Sweden.  Bulgaria and Thailand have also stopped the experimental test injections.  When asked why all experimental test injections have been terminated, the European Union Medical Regulators responded with their standard boilerplate answer: “We do not have to explain vaccine injuries or deaths.”

The Biden/Obama administration has been weakening the US Armed Forces, by discharging thousands of servicemembers who refused to get the Wuhan Virus experimental test injection; the injections have been injuring military personnel including pilots whose number are being hidden from the American public.  The Chinese Communist, Russian, and Iranian military personnel are not being required to take the experimental test gene therapy injections that have negatively affected US military personnel. 

For two years, the Biden/Obama administration has been purging the military of highly qualified senior enlisted conservatives, calling them "white nationalists".  They have forced the indoctrination Critical Race Theory for all servicemembers which has destroyed “Unit Cohesion” and forcing woke tolerance training instead of focusing on training personnel on how to improve their “Combat Effectiveness” in preparation for war.  The destabilization of the US Armed Forces has not been missed by Communist China.

To further destabilize the US Armed Forces, the Biden/Obama administration has been actively recruiting gay and transgender personnel, and the sexual attacks on young male recruits in barracks have increased, with the number of young recruit AWOLs to avoid being sexually attacked in the barracks is increasing to unacceptable levels.  Those policies have resulted in the inability of the military to retain personnel (female soldiers do not want transgender males to shower with them and are leaving).  The military is not able to recruit 25% of their initial goal of 485,000 female and male soldiers, even with unbelievable massive recruiting bonuses.  The new numbers now being recruited has been reduced to cover up the inability of the US military to recruit personnel, shortfalls will be filled by activating reservists. 

The Biden/Obama administration’s real defense spending continues to decrease; it has not kept up with inflation, while Communist China, Russia, and Iran defense spending is outpacing inflation as well as US defense spending.  In fact, Communist China is engaged in the world’s fastest military buildup of any country since the end of the Second World War; its Navy is larger than the US Navy, and the Communist Chinese Navy is still building at a much faster pace than the US Navy shipbuilding program.  The Chinese Air Force, Space Force, and Missile development programs are far outpacing the US Military’s development programs in those areas.

The Biden/Obama administration has hidden the depletion of its critical stocks of defensive and offensive weaponry from the American people.  At the same time, monthly, they have been sending billions of dollars and critical US weaponry created for the defense of the United States, as a give away to Ukraine.  
The Biden/Obama administration has been emptying its military munitions vaults, refusing to allow the documentation by DOD’s Inspector General of delivery of those weapons to Ukraine combat personnel.  Further, where the weaponry is being delivered in Ukraine is unknown and undocumented.  Billions of dollars of financial aid to Ukraine are being “wire transferred” without any records of where the funds are ending up, and the Biden/Obama administration has refused to allow details of who is receiving the US funds by DOD’s Inspector General. 

There has not been the massive DOD expenditure necessary to restock critical weaponry in the US defensive and offensive arsenal depleted by transfer of the weaponry to Ukraine; the buy for the replenishment of land missiles, howitzer shells, anti-tank javelin missiles, Hilmar rocket launchers, artillery pieces, and drones have not gone forward.  
Making matters even worse, “News-Target” has reported, "U.S. military is running out of key munitions including anti-tank Javelins by gifting them to Ukraine as production capacity continues to fall."  Communist China is aware of the depletion of US weaponry that would be used to defend Taiwan.

The Heritage Foundation has released a profoundly disturbing report that analyzes the strength of the US Armed Forces.  
The Heritage Foundation's 2023 Index of U.S. Military Strength reported that the US Armed Forces is "at risk of not being able to meet the demands of defending America’s vital national interests".  For the first time in history, the Heritage Foundation’s annual ranking of U.S. military strength, has ranked the nation's US Armed Forces as "weak". 

Communist China has been observing with glee that the Biden/Obama administration has been draining the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to its lowest level in 38 years, in its failed attempt to try to bring down the price of gas at the pump.  The purpose of the SPR is to be used in the event of a national catastrophe, emergency, or in the event of war to provide a reliable source of fuel for the US Armed Forces to be used in the defense of the United States, not to reduce the price of gas at the pump. 

In 2021, the Biden/Obama administration engineered the elimination of the United States southern border and has kept it wide open throughout 2022 allowing over 5 million unidentified Illegal Aliens and possibly 2 million dangerous Got-Aways from 161 countries, including those from Communist China, Islamic Terrorist State of Iran, Communist Venezuela, and Communist Cuba to enter the United States, bringing the number of Illegal Aliens within the US to 25 million.  Over 100 terrorists listed on the “No Fly List” have been captured trying to enter the US, others entered who were not interdicted.  The millions of Illegal Aliens entering the US are not required to show proof of inoculation for the Wuhan Virus, while American Citizens are not allowed to re-enter the United States from overseas travel unless they can show proof of an experimental test inoculation for the Wuhan Virus.  “If there is no border---there is no country!” 

Senator Rubio, who was himself the subject of a Communist Chinese destabilization operation to prevent him from being re-elected, said that the effort was inextricably linked to Communist China’s desire to undermine and destroy the United States.  He said “The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is laser-focused on undermining and, ultimately, overthrowing the United States.”  The Florida Senator told Epoch Times in an E-mail,  “It is working overtime to dominate and influence Americans in academia, technology, as well as local and federal government.  The United States must not be naïve to this threat, and it starts by recognizing and banning the companies, organizations, and software the CCP uses to influence Americans.”

The CCP is turning Americans against one another by inflaming and polarization, because it says a nation at war with itself is hardly capable of fighting against Communist China.  By framing how Americans discuss the issues of the times, and by polarizing them to the point of being unable to collaborate with one another, the CCP is setting the stage to ensure that the United States will be incapable of meeting a crisis and more likely of sliding into a national death spiral.  The goal is to weaken the foundation of a society and its institutions by employing a long game type of strategy that usually targets unsuspecting individuals and groups.

Prior to 2019, the CCP exploited the United States’ open media environment to promote positive views of Communist China.  Its state-backed influencers use paid advertising of US Media and bot networks to earn favorable views abroad.  By 2022, however, another report (pdf) found that the CCP had successfully pivoted into a new phase of influence operations, marked by the targeted messaging of well-defined audiences that were segmented based on granular demographic data, not unlike that used by global marketing and research agencies.

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), who will chair the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is acutely aware of the threats Communist China poses to the security of the United States.  He believes that the CCP’s ability to obtain the data of American users through companies like TikTok is a key part of the puzzle.  “Unfortunately, it is no surprise that the CCP is working to sow political discord among the American people,” McCaul told The Epoch Times in an email.  “The U.S. is failing to take the threat of the CCP seriously.”

The Biden/Obama administration’s National Security Council and the leadership of the FBI have not been providing the protection, the security, or the leadership to close the massive aggressive spying ongoing in the US by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
  Protection is needed for the US institutions, US research programs, and for scientists advancing innovation in this era of weapons development and strategic military competition---the Biden/Obama administration, their Socialist Democrat allies in Congress, the Domestic Enemies of the United States (Marxists, and Communists) are knowingly allowing Communist China to Sabotage the United States.

Chinese Communist War Planners are ecstatic with the Biden/Obama administration’s “Open Door Policy” allowing Communist China to Sabotage the US and turn the US Constitutional Republic into a Socialist State.

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Chinese War Planners Ecstatic: Biden “Opens Door” for China to Sabotage US

'Must be shaking their heads in disbelief at inability to protect most sensitive communications'

By Bob Unruh
Published January 1, 2023 

 

Action by Joe Biden actually "opens the door" for China to sabotage America, by spying and possibly disrupting America's military communications, charges China expert Gordon Chang.

He writes at the Gatestone Institute, where he is a senior distinguished fellow and an advisory board member, about the Biden administration process that just cleared a Chinese company to own 370 acres of land only 12 miles from Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota.

"As a result, China will be able to use a proposed $700 million corn milling plant on the site to spy on military communications and even disrupt them. In Beijing, they must be shaking their heads in disbelief at the inability of the U.S. to protect some of its most sensitive communications," he warned.

It was the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, a task force, that said the deal is not a "covered transaction" under the Defense Production Act of 1950. Therefore, CFIUS, as the agency is known, decided it did not have jurisdiction to block the land purchase, Chang documented.

He points out that while the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 called on CFIUS to review purchases by foreign parties of lands close to specific locations, such as military installations, the Grand Forks base was not on the attached list.

Trade expert Alan Tonelson told Chang, "The decision of the congressional authors of the recent CFIUS reform to permit any foreign purchase of any land near any U.S. military installation was a clear case of legislative malpractice." 

The bottom line now is that Fufeng USA, a subsidiary of a Chinese agribusiness conglomerate, now is free to build its wet corn milling and biofermentation plant in Grand Forks.

"Chinese war planners must be ecstatic," Chang wrote.

He quoted Brandon Weichert, author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower, "The Chinese will now have the ability to conduct passive, persistent surveillance of both signals controlling experimental drones that are routinely tested at that USAF facility as well as signals that are routinely beamed to and from sensitive U.S. military satellites."

And Weichert said it's possible that "active sabotage operations" will occur.

"Should the U.S. and China end up in a shooting war over, say, Taiwan, Fufeng's property near the Air Force base could be used to send malicious signals to jam passing satellites or disrupt the operation of drones. We have made ourselves vulnerable on our own territory," he said.

Local activists remain diligent in their opposition, and their commitment to continuing the fight, Chang said.

And Weichert raised the issue of perhaps even worse problems. "What other purchases by foreigners have slipped through the cracks?" he said.


 

Today's Socialist Democratic Party Is A Kaleidoscope Of Bizarre And Destructive Cults

In the article below my signature block, ten destructive cults, which are being promoted by the Socialist Democrat Party, Marxists, and Communists, masquerading as science-based political movements, is a vast movement, bewildering Americans, and ever-expanding.    

To right-thinking Americans attempting to make sense of a nation gone mad with these far-left cults, it’s becoming increasingly clear that these irrational, deranged – and often demonic – political and cultural movements have been so readily capturing the minds of millions of young Americans that they have become nothing short of full-fledged deranged religious cults being promoted by the far-left of center media establishment.  

 

Cult Central is the nation’s far-left colleges and universities; in those colleges and universities, America’s next generation of citizens are being indoctrinated and misled daily through toxic, delusional and intensely guilt-producing Marxist ideologies that totally transforms the student to an individual that their mother and father no longer recognize.

 

It is no exaggeration to say these various far-left cults are destroying millions of American lives.  Sadly, some of the damage is irreversible, particularly in the lives shattered by gender recruitment cults that persuade teen girls to undergo “top surgery” (double mastectomies) and boys to be chemically or surgically castrated (“bottom surgery”).  Children whose lives were shattered by irreversible surgeries, have since matured and are now suing the people that led them astray and destroyed their lives.

 

Nevertheless, this wildly metastasizing panorama of leftwing cults is not the whole story – far from it.  However catastrophic and life-altering these various quasi-religious movements are to the individuals swept up in them and into American society, there is a larger, and even more shocking dimension to what is going on behind the scenes.  These cults are being promoted by Marxist and Communists to destroy America’s religions, the conservative normalcy, and the nuclear family that is the basis for a strong Patriotic culture.

There is a growing mental health crisis among children because of their indoctrination into these cults in grammar schools and by the left of center media establishment promoting these cults.  Parents have been taking their children to Pediatric Emergency Rooms because of attention deficit disorder, anxiety, impulsivity, disruptive disorder, etc. and the numbers of children diagnosed with these disorders have increased to 308,000/year increasing annually, at the rate of  8% per year.  

Ten of these cults are listed and briefly identified, and further analyzed and discussed much more thoroughly in the below listed article.  

 Climate Change Cult---7 out of 10 children fear the future, 4 out of 10 children refuse to bring children into the dangerous world because they are being brainwashed in school to believe there will be a world climate catastrophe.

 

Anti-Racist Cult---stating America is irredeemably racist forcing the indoctrination in Black Lives Matter and promoting the lie that police are racists (the USA is the least racist, most successful multi-ethnic society in world history).

 

Cult of Wokeness---intimidates millions into living in fear of saying, writing, or thinking the “wrong thing,” on threat of being shunned.

 

LGBTQ Cult---allows men to compete in women’s sports, forces young girls to share bathrooms with men, indoctrinates children in schools and libraries to experiment with gay sex, encourages children to change their sex.

 

Cult of Transgender--- based on absurdly unscientific, pathological, and demonic belief that gender is a state of mind, brainwashing minds, groomers captivating children, forcing the utterly deranged beliefs in sudden personality changes.

 

Gender Recruitment Cult---damage is irreversible, teen girls undergo double mastectomies and boys are chemically or surgically castrated.

 

Cult of Abortion--- in ancient times sacrificing children to demonic gods like Moloch and Baal was justified, because gods thus satisfied would reward the parents with prosperity and good fortune; the argument given for legalized abortion today.

 

Cult of COVID---crippled much of American society for 3 years, while shutting down churches nationally, the CDC changed the 100 years medical definition of “vaccine” to fit an unproven, ineffective, and dangerous experimental injection. 

 

Cult of Globalism---the Great Reset of Capitalism would cancel America’s way of life; Americans would be controlled by a world body that and would eliminate the 2nd Amendment, freedom of speech, and religious freedom. 

 

Tik Tok Cult--- hypnotic influence various TikTok personalities exert on adolescents, the unmistakable similarities to infamous cults and mass-hysteria episodes persuading children to identify as transgender and undergo surgical amputations. 

 

We encourage the reader to share this information on cults, designed to change America’s way of life, with those in your address book.

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Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” -Isaiah 6:8

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Today's Democratic Party Is A Kaleidoscope Of Bizarre And Destructive Cults

David Kupelian explores deranged religious movements created by the atheistic left

By David Kupelian
Published December 26, 2022 

 

In today’s America, the array of de facto cults masquerading as science-based political movements is vast, bewildering and ever-expanding:

There’s the “Climate Change Cult.” And the “Anti-Racism Cult” and the “Cult of Wokeness.” There’s the “LGBTQ Cult” and its out-of-control predatory offspring targeting America’s children, the “Cult of Transgender.” There’s the ever-more-strident “Cult of Abortion.” And the “Cult of COVID.” Overarching many of these, of course, is the “Cult of Globalism.” And there are many more, like the ever-expanding number of “TikTok Cults.” Every month the list grows.

To right-thinking Americans attempting to make sense of a nation gone mad, it’s becoming increasingly clear that these irrational, deranged – and often demonic – political and cultural movements that are so readily capturing the minds of millions of Americans are nothing short of full-fledged religious cults.

Their profoundly negative effects are inescapable: Repeated polls confirm that the “Climate Change Cult,” with its hysterical indoctrination of America’s school kids, has caused a staggering seven out of 10 young people to fear the future, so great is their concern that the world may soon come to an apocalyptic end. Four in 10 even say they will not bring any children into such a cursed and short-lived world. Never mind that 1,100 scientists and scholars recently signed a document affirming “There is no climate emergency.”

Meanwhile, the “Wokeness Cult” intimidates millions into living in continual fear of saying, writing or even thinking the “wrong thing,” on threat of being shunned, “cancelled,” ostracized from their peer group or fired from their job – a scenario jarringly reminiscent of the dreaded “thoughtcrime” accusation in George Orwell’s “1984.”

The “Cult of Abortion” is compared by many to the ancient “Cult of Moloch” because of the uncanny similarity between modern-day abortion and the ubiquitous practice of child sacrifice in the pagan world of old. In past millennia, sacrificing children to demonic gods like Moloch and Baal was justified by the belief that the gods thus satisfied would reward the parents with prosperity and good fortune. That’s precisely the argument given for legalized abortion today. Last May, testifying against the Supreme Court’s imminent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen insisted that eliminating or reducing women’s access to abortion would be devastating both to women and to America’s prosperity in general. “I believe that eliminating the rights of women to make decisions about when and whether to have children would have very damaging effects on the economy and would set women back decades,” Yellen said.

Then there’s the “COVID Cult,” which has crippled much of American society over the last three years. While shutting down real churches all over the country during the pandemic, the high priests of COVID founded their own religion. As with most faiths, the “COVID Cult” clearly differentiates between the clean and the unclean, the justified and the unjustified, the saved and the unsaved – or as they are better known, the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. The only problem is that their sacred ritual of internal cleansing, an act elevated almost to the level of holy communion, necessitated that the CDC quietly change the definition of “vaccine”  to fit an unproven, ineffective and dangerous experimental medicine the COVID priests still insist on administering to true believers – and their children.

Social Contagion And Brainwashing

Today’s cults share disturbing yet unmistakable similarities to infamous cults and mass-hysteria episodes of the past. For example, consider the hypnotic influence various TikTok personalities exert on adolescents, persuading many to “identify” as transgender and undergo surgical amputation of healthy body parts. Still other TikTok influencers, displaying their Tourette’s Syndrome on camera, have ignited a bizarre epidemic of teenage girls suddenly manifesting spontaneous Tourette’s tics themselves. There are few limits to this social contagion phenomenon, which Western medicine refers to as “mass sociogenic illness,” more commonly known as "mass hysteria."

Some of the behaviors and sudden personality changes – especially in the “Transgender Cult” where countless adolescents have suffered their minds to be completely captivated by groomers, mimicking their utterly deranged beliefs and statements – are even reminiscent of the infamous Salem witch trials of the late 1600s when girls suddenly started imitating the behavior of their peers and identifying innocent women as witches. Or the 1980s’ McMartin Preschool sex-abuse case, about which the "mainstream media" went bonkers, including the New York Times, which reported that “hundreds of children might have been molested and subjected to satanic rituals" at the California daycare center. Except they weren't. None of it actually happened, and after the longest and most expensive criminal trial in American history, not a single conviction resulted. But many young people, while in the grip of “mass sociogenic” influences, claimed a lot of horrendous things to police and investigators that were totally untrue, as some of the child accusers confessed years later.

Cult Central, of course, would be the nation’s far-left colleges and universities, which historian William Lind likens to “little ivy-covered North Koreas.” There, America’s next generation is daily indoctrinated in toxic, delusional and intensely guilt-producing Marxist ideologies that, in many cases, totally transform the student.

Case in point: Recently Manhattan resident Melinda Rockwell hired a cult deprogrammer for $300 per day to undo the “brainwashing” her daughter experienced courtesy of Mount Holyoke College, the famed $60,000-a-year Ivy League girls’ school in Massachusetts. During her time there, Annabella Rockwell was deeply indoctrinated with far-left ideology while being turned totally against her own parents, and was basically transformed, her mother later said, into a “very anxious, very nervous, very depressed and sad" would-be soldier for the woke revolution.

"She was no longer the Annabella I'd known all her life," Melinda Rockwell told the New York Post. "This girl was the most bubbly breath of fresh air to everyone. She lit up a room. But the light was stolen from her at that school. It was extinguished. It was no different than if she'd been taken away by the Moonies or the Children of God."

It’s no exaggeration to say these various far-left cults are destroying millions of American lives. Sadly, some of the damage is irreversible, particularly in the lives shattered by gender recruitment cults that persuade teen girls to undergo “top surgery” (double mastectomies) and boys to be chemically or surgically castrated (“bottom surgery”).

Nevertheless, this wildly metastasizing panorama of leftwing cults is not the whole story – far from it. However catastrophic and life-altering these various quasi-religious movements are to the individuals swept up in them, and to American society as a whole, there is a larger, and in some ways, even more shocking dimension to what is going on behind the scenes.

Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste

First, it’s essential to recognize that every one of these cults is a hoax, a fraud – a construct.

The “Anti-Racism Cult” is based on the proposition that America is irredeemably racist. But the USA is hands-down the least racist, most successful multi-ethnic society in world history, which is why it remains the world’s No. 1 destination for immigrants, legal and illegal. The “Cult of Transgender” is based on the absurdly unscientific, pathological and arguably demonic belief that gender is a state of mind, and that feelings, emotions, cravings and irrational compulsions comprise a legitimate and compelling basis for defining reality and one’s true identity. But that’s pretty much the definition of mental illness. And so on with the other cults.

However, if they’re all hoaxes and constructs, who constructed them? And for what purpose?

During the Obama administration, Americans often heard the expression “manufactured crisis,” a concept explained by Obama’s White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who said: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that, it’s an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.” The clear implication is that, for the left, a crisis – whether real or manufactured – can be leveraged mightily to advance a secret agenda that society would otherwise resist or reject.

Thus it is that, behind every one of today’s cults is a supposedly apocalyptic crisis that isn’t real – literally a manufactured crisis. So, the crises of “America’s systemic racism,” of “near-term catastrophic climate change,” of “the war on women’s reproductive freedom” and so on are not real. They’re leftwing manufactured crises, the response to which is the creation of these revolutionary movements that amount to full-blown cults.

Marx’s Opiate

Karl Marx, whose ideas lie at the core of much of what today’s Democratic Party espouses – from “critical race theory” to its many attacks on the nuclear family – famously wrote that "Religion is the opium of the people" (often translated as "Religion is the opiate of the masses”). Even though Marx as a professed atheist detested religion – after all, his very next sentence was, “The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness” – Marx ironically was responsible for creating the ultimate false “religion,” which has indeed served as “the opiate of the masses” ever since.

That’s right. Whether one calls it “Marxism,” “communism,” “socialism” or “progressivism,” or any of today’s more exotic terms like “wokism” and “anti-racism,” these labels are appealing because they confer a veneer of transcendent meaning and morality to the left’s perverse causes. Of course, the high priesthood of the various leftwing religious cults – i.e., university professors, academics and other Marxist ideologues and activists – are indeed enamored of leftwing causes and seem to truly believe they represent a roadmap for achieving a more just, equitable and enlightened society.

But the people actually wielding real power in America and the world do not believe in any of this. To them, these leftwing cults conveniently serve to disguise and distract “the rabble” from what the leader class is really up to, which of course is the pursuit of ever more power, wealth and glory for themselves, along with revenge on their enemies. Publicly espousing and embracing these various Marxist cults thus fosters the illusion that the leaders actually care about anybody or anything other than themselves. All of which is to say that the abundance of bizarre and dramatic Marxist cults dominating American society and media today serve as the real “opiate of the masses.”

Just as communist leaders throughout the last century, from Stalin to Mao, didn’t really and truly believe in “Marxism,” or a “classless society,” or “equality for all” or the wellbeing of “the working class,” these corrupt and sociopathic political criminals, each responsible for millions of deaths, were simply obsessed with their own power and privilege. Marxist ideology was just their moral fig leaf.

Likewise, in today’s America, leftist leaders don’t really believe in the secular religious sermons they preach. Barack Obama doesn’t truly believe America is an irredeemably racist country when it elected him as the first black president in U.S. history. And he doesn’t really believe “catastrophic climate change” is causing the oceans to disastrously rise, or else he wouldn’t have built a $12 million mansion right on the beach of Martha’s Vineyard, an island in the Atlantic Ocean. None of the elites truly believe fossil fuels are destroying the earth and that the vast peasant classes are all better off eating insects instead of meat, or else they wouldn’t fly hundreds of private jets to every climate-change conference held in exotic locales where they feast on the finest meats and seafood.

It’s all an act – for the sake of their own power, privilege and personal wealth.

So, what's the bottom line of the ruling elites, of the “Great Reset” globalists and all the power-obsessed political, cultural and corporate leaders who run America and much of the world, who somehow are able to deceive others as easily as breathing, and for whom nothing is sacred?

They believe in and serve only one religion and one god. Themselves.

And thus are they the most deceived of all, as they will one day realize.
 
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Op Ed # 601 The Most Defining Christmas In US History

By Capt Joseph R. John, December 21, 2022 

December 25, 1776 – Washington Crosses the Delaware

American Patriots repeatedly demonstrated their desire to be free from the foreign domination by Great Britain by sacrificing all to establish the Republic for the “Cause,” and they fought for the “Freedoms” outlined in The Bill of Rights.  

 

After a series of defeats that resulted in thousands of the 30,000 soldiers in the Continental Army deserting the “Cause”; General George Washington referred to the battle for freedom from Great Britain as the “Cause” in his personal notes.  With such heavy desertions, the Continental Army stood on the verge of losing the Revolutionary War.  

 

General Washington pleaded with his soldiers not to leave, however they were not being paid, needed shoes to protect themselves from the snow and ice, lacked warm uniforms, and food was in short supply.  The General’s pleas to his troops not to depart were ignored.  Only 2,500 do or die Patriots in the Continental Army remained loyal to General Washington.  

 

On Christmas Day, General Washington wore his full-dress uniform because he did not expect to survive the engagement.  Prior to departing to engage the 1,400 Hessian German soldiers in Trenton, New Jersey, General George Washington called for the reading of the following from Thomas Paine for the 2,500 members of the Continental Army:

 

“These are the times that try men’s souls:  The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country, but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”  

                                                                         -- Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, December 19, 1776--  

 

On Christmas Day, a very heavy rain and sleet storm hit the area.  General Washington led the 2,500 Continental soldiers across the frozen Delaware River.  The crossing should have taken two hours, but it took nine hours instead because of heavy winds and sleet.  The soldiers assembled on the foreign bank of the Delaware River, and General Washington led the Continental soldiers to Trenton.  Many soldiers did not have shoes and they left a bloody trail.   The heavy storm was a blessing in disguise since it covered the advance of the Continental troops on their way to Trenton.  

At 8:00 AM on December 26th, the 2,500 Continental soldiers arrived in Trenton, and General Washington launched a surprise attack on the Hessian soldier’s garrison.  The Hessian Colonel in charge was not ready for the attack, he lost his life in the battle, and the engagement led to a decisive victory for the Continental Army.  Many of the Continental soldiers had witnessed the Hessian soldiers viciously kill and behead their comrades in an engagement in New York, but showed grace toward the Hessians who surrendered. 

The victory in Trenton changed the course of the war.  The thousands of Continental soldiers who had melted away to be with their families on Christmas, returned to rejoin the Continental Army and supported General George Washington until the British Army was defeated at Yorktown.

Today there are “Sunshine Patriots” elected to Congress who are doing little to prevent another foreign power, Communist China, from dominating America’s trade relations, from having a heavy influence on America’s foreign policy, from dominating America’s media, and from working to overthrow the US Constitutional Republic, in order to turn the nation into a Socialist State.  

At the same time, former members of Congress are being well paid to lobby for Communist China, and the occupant of the Oval Office consistently fails to oppose Communist China’s aggressiveness toward the United States because of his family’s corrupt business and financial relationship with Communist China.

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Op-Ed # 600 Biden/Obama Administration Leaves Combat Marine Veteran Behind In Prisoner Exchange, Swaps Woke WNBA Player

By Capt Joseph R. John, December 14, 2022 

This was just another of Obama’s bad trades to free terrorists.  Previously, Obama traded 5 Taliban Radical Islamic Terrorist leaders who were incarcerated in US Prison in Gitmo for US Army deserter, Bowe Bergdahl, who pleaded guilty to desertion and expressed his hate for the USA.  Those 5 Taliban Radical Islamic Terrorists leaders are now in control of the Radical Islamic Terrorists Regime in Afghanistan.

This time, the Biden/Obama administration swapped a Russian Terrorist and Arms Dealer, "The Merchant of Death", Viktor Bout, age 55, who was convicted in 2011 on charges of conspiring to kill Americans and he was serving a 25-year sentence in a US Federal Prison. 

The Merchant of Death will now again acquire “Lethal Arms” and sell them to Terrorists worldwide at a profit for Russia, enabling the Terrorists to kill Americans in the United States and internationally.

The swap for Viktor Bout was not arranged to free a 52-year-old former decorated US Marine, Paul Whelan, who served his country in combat in Iraq.  In December 2018, Paul Whelan traveled from his home in Michigan to Russia to attend a friend’s wedding.  While there, he was arrested on trumped up espionage charges, in another of Russia’s wrongful detention and hostage diplomacy operation.  Paul Whelan was tried and sentenced to 16 years in prison for espionage; he had already served 4 of those 16-years.  

Instead of swapping the US Marine for The Merchant of Death, Viktor Bout was instead wrongfully traded for Brittney Griner, a woke black LGBTQ WNBA pro basketball player who said she hates the USA.  Brittney Griner has been jailed in Russia for 9 ½ months.  On February 17, 2022, Griner arrived on a flight at a Russian airport, and was arrested while her luggage was being inspected by Russian Customs Officers for bringing drugs into Russia.  After her trial on November 6th, Griner was sentenced to 9 years in prison for drug possession.  

Biden told the press he was under a great deal of pressure from black women, and no doubt from the radical LBGTQ community, to swap the woke basketball player who hates the USA for the Merchant of Death.  The Biden/Obama administration was prepared to leave the same US Marine behind for the seond time, prioritizing instead to exchange the woke WNBA basketball player alone for Victor Bout.   The Biden/Obama administration previously left Paul Whelan behind in another prisoner exchange; saving a US Marines is obviously not a priority for the Biden/Obama administration. 

The wrongful swap resulted in public disappointment, with thousands of Americans registering their disappointment on Social Media of the unfair treatment of the former US Marine Combat Veteran by the Biden/Obama administration.   

'Celebrities over veterans?' Backlash rolls in, Marine Paul Whelan's family speaks out over Russian prisoner trade (bizpacreview.com)

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