“Without freedom there will be no firearms among the people; without firearms among the people there will not long be freedom. Certainly there are examples of countries where the people remain relatively free after the people have been disarmed, but there are no examples of a totalitarian state being created or existing where the people have personal arms.” — Neal Knox

Our 21st century revolutionaries are multibillionaires with flip-flops, tie-dye T-shirts and nose rings, but with the absolute power and desire to censor how half the country communicates — or cancel them entirely.

They don’t flock to campus free-speech areas; they are the campus administrators who ban free speech.

They don’t picket outside the Pentagon; they are inside the Pentagon.

They don’t chant “eat the rich”; they are the rich who eat at Napa Valley’s French Laundry.

They don’t protest “uptight” values, because they are more intolerant and puritanical than any Victorian.

They don’t believe in racial quotas based on “proportional representation,” because they are racists who demand underrepresentation of “bad” racial groups and overrepresentation of “good” groups. The color of our skin is their gospel, not the content of our character.

Our revolutionaries hate dissent. They destroy any who question their media-spun hoaxes.


Truth is their enemy, and fear is their weapon. Sixties paranoid revolutionaries warned about George Orwell’s “1984,” but our revolutionaries are “1984.”

Victor Davis Hanson
June 10, 2021
This Isn’t Your Father’s Left-Wing Revolution

Comment O’ The Day:
Well, this sure is convenient! “Why, we had a defector! Told us all about it!” Not that a literal host of other have been telling them the same thing for the last 15 months, or that other defectors have been telling them the same  things for at least 8 months, or that Big Tech and the Media were lampooning as deranged nutcases anyone who publicly theorized such things if not banning them outright.


Quote O’ The Day:
“If, as Housley claims, the FBI, CIA, and other federal agencies are swarming with Chinese spies, it would constitute the biggest national security failure in U.S. history—and the most deadly.”


EXCLUSIVE: High-Ranking Chinese Defector Has ‘Direct Knowledge’ of Several Chinese Special Weapons Programs

A person believed to be among the highest-ranking defectors ever to the United States from the People’s Republic of China has been working with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) for months, sources inside the intelligence community have told RedState on condition of anonymity. The defector has direct knowledge of special weapons programs in China, including bioweapons programs, those sources say.

The information provided to RedState corroborates and clarifies Thursday evening’s reporting by journalist Adam Housley.

RedState’s sources say that’s partially true. FBI Director Christopher Wray was “ambushed” with the information, they say, and Langley was also unaware. Sources say DIA leadership kept the defector within their Clandestine Services network to prevent Langley and the State Department from accessing the person, whose existence was kept from other agencies because DIA leadership believes there are Chinese spies or sources inside the FBI, CIA, and several other federal agencies.

More information will be published as it becomes available to RedState.

UPDATE 12:30 PM PDT, June 4, 2021

Sources tell RedState the defector has been with the DIA for three months and that he has provided an extensive, technically detailed debrief to US officials. In DIA’s assessment, the information provided by the defector is legitimate. Sources say the level of confidence in the defector’s information is what has led to a sudden crisis of confidence in Dr. Anthony Fauci, adding that U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) personnel detailed to DIA have corroborated very technical details of information provided by the defector.

Perhaps because TPTB knew he’d be as much a failure today as back then?


Why Was Dr. Fauci Put in Charge of the COVID-19 Pandemic After His Disastrous HIV Epidemic Performance?

Obviously, I am a Dr. Fauci skeptic. I often agree with his nemesis, Sen. Rand Paul. Fauci recently admitted that Paul was correct in saying that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded the Wuhan Institute of Virology. I reported the study that Paul seemed to be referring to on May 13. It not only specifies funding from NIAID, but it also states explicitly in the acknowledgments:

Experiments with the full-length and chimeric SHC014 recombinant viruses were initiated and performed before the GOF [Gain-of-function] research funding pause and have since been reviewed and approved for continued study by the NIH. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

The NIH not only provided funding, but it also approved a continuation of the research during the pause in gain-of-function research during the Obama administration. It is not clear whether Fauci has ever been asked about the justification for that approval.

After 15 months of nearly daily research, listening to the doctors and researchers that the corporate media and health bureaucracy turned into heretics, and getting censored or forced to retract content based on politicized fact checks, I have hundreds of questions for Dr. Fauci. At this point, the one I am most curious about is how the man who botched the response to the HIV epidemic in colossal ways became the darling of the Left and then became part of leading the nation through a pandemic again.

There are at least three parallels between the HIV epidemic and COVID-19. First, when Dr. Fauci began talking about asymptomatic spread for COVID-19, he created a panic that shut down schools and businesses, put diapers on people’s faces for more than a year, and made many Americans view their fellow citizens as mortal threats. Yet, in January 2020, he told reporters that asymptomatic spread was not a driver of respiratory viruses.

Significant transmission of this kind would be unprecedented. It is not something that drives other respiratory viruses, even other coronaviruses. The assertion requires an extraordinary explanation, which has never been given. It would mean this was a virus where individuals could carry sufficient viral load to transmit without ever suffering symptoms. From the perspective of infectious disease science, this idea is absurd. Yet, Fauci and others still use this assertion to keep unvaccinated citizens in masks indoors and outdoors.

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Quote O’ The Day:

The left demonizes and defunds the police and then blames the increase in crime on a lack of gun control.  – W. David

Quote O’ The Day:
Nothing says ‘scientific integrity’ like a public indoctrination program. – Prof Glenn Reynolds

Comment O’ The Day:
The truly funny thing about the whole escapade is the title of the article. Science is NOT a belief system. It is a series of connected, testable hypotheses that form theoretical constructs. There is no PROOF in science. There is only empirical support for a given hypothesis. You can’t “believe” in science.


Do You Believe in Science? Then Take This Pledge.

“Trust in evidence-based, scientific facts is essential for providing sustainable solutions to today’s challenges,” it says. “By adding my name to this declaration and pledge, I recognize the key role that scientific research and discovery play in improving quality of life for all.”

How does “NO” work for you Mr. Mayor?


BLUF:
“One side ultimately believes the blame has to rest with the device,”
This is a reversion to the medieval superstition that a thing, an inanimate object, has ‘moral agency’ and can exert some magical force over people.
It’s where the old ‘Deodand’ laws came from, where if a certain item was used in a crime, or was the proximate cause of an accident, it could be blamed along with any people involved.

I say again; Me-di-ev-al  Su-per-sti-tion.


Kansas City Mayor: State should allow local gun rules

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas says a Missouri law that prevents cities from enacting their own gun control measures hamstrings his efforts to address the city’s shootings and killings.

Lucas said he would like to promote city ordinances to stop easy access to illegal firearms, but a 2014 state law prohibits such local rules.

“Let us find a way to try to save the babies who are dying on our streets, each and every day,” Lucas said.

A bill filed by Kansas City Democrat Richard Brown to repeal the state’s prohibition on cities passing their own gun measures has not been assigned to a committee, meaning it won’t get considered this year. Lawmakers face a May 17 deadline to pass bills.

A bill sought by Kansas City officials to increase penalties for randomly firing a weapon — named Blair’s Law after a child killed by a falling bullet a decade ago — has passed the House this year. But it was attached to legislation that also allows concealed carry into churches and onto public transit, lowers the age for a concealed carry permit from 19 to 18 and declares gun shops essential businesses during emergency orders.

A sponsor of Blair’s Law, Kansas City Democrat Mark Sharp, wrote in an April newsletter that combining the bill with the other measures was its best chance of passage.

A proposal that Republicans have pushed for nearly a decade would declare federal gun laws and regulations “invalid” in Missouri, restrict local police from assisting federal agents enforcing those laws, and allow those who believe their Second Amendment rights have been violated to sue local law enforcement for $50,000. The House has passed the bill.

“They live in a bubble,” Sen. Barbara Washington, a Kansas City Democrat, said of Republicans in the legislature. “They clearly don’t see the danger.”

Washington said she fully believes in the Second Amendment and her family members hunt. But she said she lives in the city where she hears gunshots three or four times a week. She does not let her grandchildren play on the first level of her home for fear of gunfire.

Sen. Eric Burlison, a Battlefield Republican, said the two sides are unlikely to ever agree. He said Missouri’s high rate of gun deaths was “not in any way” connected to the state’s loosening of gun restrictions.

“One side ultimately believes the blame has to rest with the device,” he said. “The other side ultimately believes the device is useful and the blame rests with the individual.”

Quote O’ The Day

“As we all know, the definition of a political gaffe is when a politician accidentally tells the truth. That’s just a truly sad reality of politics.”
-Marcus Landry

“In his personal diary — where he was usually quite generous in his estimations of most everyone in Washington — President Reagan called Biden a say-anything demagogue.

Nothing has changed in the 35-plus years since then, except that Biden’s delivery has gotten worse.”

Stephen Green APR 28, 2021 9:22 PM EST

Conor Lamb, previously a “pro-gun” anti-Assault Weapon ban demoncrap, now tweets support for an Assault Weapon ban

Comment O’ The Day

Now he can be pointed to as an example, along with Jason Kander, of how ‘pro-gun’ Democrats can never be trusted to remain pro-gun. No matter how many ads of them shooting AR-15s they star in. –-GuyDarras

Quote O’ The Day

Amid Renewed Rioting in Minneapolis, a Lesson on the Second Amendment

Armed citizens defend business from looters during Minneapolis riots. Julio Rosas/Townhall Media

Some business owners were prepared and are defending their property. Some weren’t and aren’t.

The natural right of self-defense is what the Second Amendment is about. Not hunting. Anyone who interjects hunting into discussions of the Second Amendment is either trying to deceive or doesn’t know the amendment and its true purpose.

The right to keep and bear arms is about the citizen’s ability to defend himself or herself and their family and property against tyrants. Sometimes those tyrants are from the government. Sometimes government breaks down, and self-defense is a matter of life or death.

Joe Biden doesn’t want citizens who are empowered to defend themselves in either situation.

“Democrats hate most of the Bill of Rights. They will insist that they don’t, but they’re forever betrayed by their actions. Now they’ve got a president who never really knows what he’s saying and he’s openly admitting that they don’t have any respect for the Constitution. Now that that cat is out of the bag, there’s really nothing to keep their assault on various rights from getting bolder. In olden times, Dems would be somewhat coy about such things. Now they’re in full YOLO [You Only Live Once ed.] mode.” —Stephen Kruiser

OVERREACH?

The glaring omission from this week’s gun control salvo by the White House is the fact that the DOJ and by extension the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, are elements of the executive branch and can’t make federal law. That role is reserved for the elected lawmakers in Congress under the U.S. Constitution. Such a reality was recently pointed out to the DOJ and ATF as part of a lawsuit over the legality of bump stocks, which were outlawed in 2019 by actions of the executive branch after the ATF made a rule that reclassified the devices as machine guns.

“Congress could amend the statute tomorrow to criminalize bump-stock ownership, if it so wished,” said Judge Alice M. Batchelder for a three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. “But as judges, we cannot amend [the statute]. And neither can ATF. This is because the separation of powers requires that any legislation pass through the legislature, no matter how well-intentioned or widely supported the policy might be.”

“Interesting perspective from my hedge-fund sources who constantly track DC politics for their impact on mkts: They believe Biden and Dems in Congress see the only way to maintain majorities and keep the WH will be to buy it. They have a small window to do that in (this year and next) so they will ram through as much spending as they can. Ignore the filibuster. Crush Joe Manchin. Ignore any semblance of fiscal restraint. Label anything that opposes their agenda as ‘racist.’ Seems plausible listening to Biden.” — Charles Gasparino

 

It’s Important To Be Honest About What Today’s Media Actually Are.

“It’s time to stop acting like these political activists are professionals who do honest journalism. Continuing that pretense is not doing a favor to the public. It’s not true. With very few exceptions, these people are not there to do journalism, and we need to be honest about that with the public. Not everyone is as bad as everyone else, but nearly the entire press corps is somewhere on the Democrat activist scale, from lefty to fringe, from shrewd to clumsy and clownish.”

“What a sad commentary on our times when we come to a point of crediting a “mainstream” media news anchor for experiencing a brief moment of honesty and telling us what we’ve known about him and his left-wing media comrades for years if not decades.”—Mike Miller