Saturday, October 31, 2020

The current bureaucratic approach fails to account for our individual, institutional, and economic well-being.

With COVID-19 cases spiking, the United Kingdom and European countries like France, Italy, and Spain are imposing new restrictions on business, social gatherings, and travel.

We are paying a heavy price, with deep stresses in our social life and with mounting evidence of a mental health crisis.

Economist F. A. Hayek in his groundbreaking 1945 essay "The Use of Knowledge in Society" warned us about the dangers of scientism, which can be defined as an over-reliance on the power of scientific knowledge and techniques when applied to social phenomena.

Today, these institutes and organizations are global directorates, with budgets larger than some countries, run by technocrats who attempt to engineer solutions to complex social problems.

Hayek's point, which won him Nobel honors in 1974, was that there is no such thing as a centralized repository of knowledge from which epidemiologists, policy-makers, or anyone else "In charge" can pull any required data at any time and then - poof - solve societal problems.

Successfully containing COVID-19 is a problem that both requires scientific investigation and economic thinking.

Too many of the models have been devoid of the facts of the social sciences, which offers insights on the behavior of people. 

Joe Biden's Hand in Corruption, Subversion and Crime in Guatemala

October 31, 2020.In 2014 and 2015, then-Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Guatemala three times to pressure the government to maintain a United Nations body known as the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala.

First cajoling then threatening, Biden finally announced, "The CICIG is staying, period." Biden used this same tactic in Ukraine, where he bragged about threatening to withhold loan guarantees until the Ukrainian government fired the prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden.

According to Peter Schweizer's new book Profiles in Corruption, Joe Biden met with the President of Costa Rica in 2009 and a few months later news broke of a "New multilateral partnership, 'to reform real estate in Latin America.'" Biden's brother, Frank, envisioned a huge development project with "Thousands of homes, a world-class golf course, casinos, and an anti-aging center," in the Costa Rican jungle.

Given the Biden family's other pay-to-play schemes in Russia, China, Kazakhstan, the Ukraine, and who knows where else, it would seem reasonable that Biden might expect something in return for pushing Baxter.

Guatemala is now on the cusp of becoming a Communist state thanks to Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and their minions.

Joe Biden will line his pockets without restraint and we will lose our country.

In 2014 and 2015, then-Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Guatemala three times to pressure the government to maintain a United Nations body known as the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala. 

Liberals' Radical Race Rhetoric Is a Power Grab

Conservatives must recognize liberals' radical race rhetoric as the power grab it is.

Liberals have thus found a powerful weapon in critical race theory, whereby they view society's problems through the lens of race and presume structural racism.

Starting with the disparate impact theory - which can identify racism even in the absence of intent - liberals have now expanded racism to include microaggressions individuals are not even aware they are committing because of implicit bias.

Liberals fought in the 1960s and 1970s against traditional family structures, but since the 1980s college-educated liberals have embraced family stability and "Intensive parenting," and exhibit declining divorce rates.

Whereas previous civil-rights leaders saw the abolition of slavery and the passage of civil-rights laws as evidence of progress, and appealed to the nation's conscience to live up to America's promises, today's liberals see America as irredeemably founded in slavery and racism.

Yesterday's liberals fought America's hypocrisy; today's liberals fight its very nature.

Conservatives must recognize liberals' radical race rhetoric as the power grab it is - which allows them to enact otherwise unpopular policies and demand lucrative diversity training contracts - and also condemn actual racism that persists in the United States. 

A Collusion Tale: Joe Biden, Hunter Biden & China

Among the more amazing revelations in the Biden corruption scandal that the media-Democrat complex is blocking voters from seeing is this: The corrupt Chinese businessmen with whom the Bidens were colluding not only had a record of buying political influence, not only were known to have high-level ties to the Chinese Communist Party and the regime, but also were clandestine agents of China - at least, that's what the FBI and Justice Department seem to have told the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

The Bidens, with former vice president Joe Biden's son Hunter as the point-man, dealt with CEFC in 2017.

Hilariously, Hunter told The New Yorker's Adam Entous that it never occurred to him that this could be a bribe - "What would they be bribing me for? My dad wasn't in office." Leaving aside the fact that Joe Biden was already preparing his 2020 presidential run, Hunter made clear to business partners involved in the CEFC negotiations that Ye was pushing the deal because he wanted to be associated with the Biden family name.

Bobulinski is a participant in the emails and had several face-to-face meetings with Hunter and Jim Biden, as well as at least two personal meetings with Joe Biden.

Bobulinski has related that, in the equity distribution as originally conceived, Hunter was to receive a 20 percent cut, and to hold an additional 10 percent for his father, Joe Biden, while Joe's brother, Jim Biden, was also to get 10 percent.

Hunter Biden later acknowledged that it was a $1 million fee that should have gone to his law firm for the representation of Patrick Ho, but had to be refunded because Hunter provided the wrong wire-transfer instructions.

Next Tuesday, the media-Democrat complex would have the American people elect as their president Joe Biden who, based on significant evidence, appears to have been ensnared in his family's energetic collusion with clandestine operatives of a hostile foreign power. 

Let's Create 'First Amendment Zones' on Social Media

What's the solution? One path would be to create "First Amendment zones" on each site, where political speech would be treated identically to speech in the public square.

True, social media companies are private entities, while the First Amendment was written to restrict government action.

In Marsh, a 1946 case decided on a 5-3 vote in a decision written by First Amendment champion Hugo Black, the court found that free speech cannot be censored on the streets of a company town, even though the company owned and built those streets: "When we balance the constitutional rights of owners of property against those of the people to enjoy freedom of press and religion, as we must here, we remain mindful of the fact that the latter occupy a preferred position," Black wrote.

In Packingham, the court unanimously ruled that North Carolina could not restrict registered sex offenders from the use of social media such as Facebook, because such social media had become too central to First Amendment freedoms.

"The Court has always sought to protect the right in this spatial context. ... While in the past there may have been difficulty in identifying the most important places for the exchange of views, today the answer is clear. It is cyberspace - the 'vast democratic forums of the Internet' in general and social media in particular. Seven in ten American adults use at least one Internet social networking service. ... Facebook has 1.79 billion active users. This is about three times the population of North America."

Congress should therefore amend section 230 to create "First Amendment zones" on the giant social media sites where political speech is treated identically to the way that same speech would be treated in the actual public square.

Even under the First Amendment, there are still penalties for slander, libel, child pornography, disclosure of troop movements, criminal conspiracies, incitements to violence ... and these penalties would continue to exist for speech on social media just as they do for speech in the public square. 

Is The Democrat Party Dying?

Is the Democrat Party dying? Yes, even in the unlikely event that Biden wins.

What will arrive behind him will thoroughly change America and further change the Democrat Party forever, and there will be no going back, save a civil war.

If there are any JFK Democrats out there, be assured, your party has left you.

Give them your vote and trillions of dollars and they will save you from a climate they say will kill us in 12 years, and, of course, they will also use the money to create a one-party state, pack the Supreme Court, end the filibuster, socialize medicine, keep the pandemic going to control peoples' lives, close private schools, pay off friends of their party, take away your guns, destroy the oil industry, take down the border wall, abolish ICE, control all media outlets, give free health care and housing to illegal aliens, register them to vote, monitor your speech for any variance in established party values and END CHRISTMAS!

Kennedy brought with him to Washington a new sense of conscience, especially towards civil rights, new for the Democrat party.

Johnson found a waycreate a permanent underclassThe Great Society, welfare payments in the trillions, a culture of dependence, placing Planned Parenthood clinics in Black neighborhoods that encourages immorality and easy abortion access, 20 million Black babies aborted, destruction of the Black family, inferior schools, incarcerating millions of Black men.

The Party has been taken over by radical Marxists, every major city run by Democrats is self-destructing without a peep out of Democrat leaders. 

ABC News Breaks Mainstream Media Blackout Of Hunter Biden Story

For the last two weeks, big tech and their allies in the mainstream media have been dreaming up every excuse imaginable to continue censoring the Hunter Biden stories.

A network of conservative blogs led by a new Chinese news site called G-News have released an unceasing stream of pornographic images purporting to show Hunter Biden using drugs and engaging in sexual acts.

After Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai were dragged in front of a Senate Committee this week and mercilessly pounded by Ted Cruz, followed by a historic selloff in Twitter shares on Friday, it seems the entire mainstream media ecosystem has finally run out of excuses, and just like that, Hunter Biden and the issue of foreign corruption exposing the former VP to international blackmail is back on the table.

In a video report, ABC New' Tom Llamas confronts Biden in person and lobs several hardball questions about the Hunter Biden scandal.

The questions were about deals involving Hunter Biden in countries where his father was "Working as America's top diplomat".

Delving deeper into the backstory than any mainstream media report we've seen, ABC explains how Joe Biden was dispatched to Kiev to fight the "Cancer of corruption" as civil war broke out.

It's difficult to understate what ABC News has done here: With one five-minute segment, they have broken the mainstream media blackout on the Hunter Biden story, with just days to go before the election. 

Twitter Capitulates: Reinstates NYPost Account After 16-Day Suspension

Following contentious Congressional testimony this week from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and a 22% drop on Friday, the social media giant finally decided to unlock the New York Post's account just days before the general election - after more than two weeks in Twitter jail for posting a negative article on the company's preferred candidate, Joe Biden.

In a Friday afternoon thread, Twitter Safety wrote that their policies are 'living documents' which they're willing to 'update and adjust when we encounter new scenarios or receive important feedback from the public.

"The company says they're 'updating our practice of not retroactively overturning prior enforcement," and have decided to let the Post have their account back.

The move also comes after DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf penned a scorching letter to Twitter demanding answers over why they've censored Customs and Border Protection senior official Mark Morgan over a post touting the southern border wall as helping to "Stop gang members, murderers, sexual predators, and drugs from entering our country." It appears his account is still locked, however.

The company was last able to post on October 14, the day they dropped a bombshell report regarding alleged incriminating contents on Hunter Biden's laptop.

Earlier today, Jake Tapper donned the Big Tech gimp suit, climbed out on a limb like a good little helper, and demanded New York Post sign the false confession demanded by Tapper's Big Tech dom.

The Post has gained nearly 200,000 new followers since being locked out. 

US Seizes "Largest Ever" Haul Of Iranian Missiles & Oil: 'Enough For A Large Military Force'

On Thursday the United States revealed it had previously seized a major shipment of Iranian missiles bound for Yemen, and separately that it seized and later sold 1.1 million barrels of Iranian fuel bound for Venezuela.

The DOJ identified that it as top Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps operatives behind the clandestine shipments of fuel and weapons.

The 1.1 barrels of fuel had been previously reported as seized by US authorities in August.

US courts have ordered Iran's clerical regime to pay damages over attacks, most recently in July when a judge told Tehran to pay $879.1 million over a 1996 bombing in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 US airmen.

Authorities also said the Navy had confiscated other weapons components and enough blasting caps to "Approximately" supply the U.S. military forces for a year, "Leading law enforcement to believe these blasting caps were intended for a large military force."

Days ahead of the US election, there's little doubt that Tehran is actively rooting for Joe Biden to take the White House, given Trump's maximum pressure campaign is crippling the Iranian economy and fast putting the two sides on a war footing, especially after the January assassination of IRGC Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani.

Meanwhile Iran and Venezuela have pledged deepening cooperation, while the US has vowed to "Destroy" and missiles transferred to the Maduro regime. 

Biden the Place Holder

Joe Biden is not out campaigning like a legitimate candidate. Neither is Kamala Harris. No presidential candidate since George Washington has done this. Why? You would think with Trump’s 30,000 person rallies he and the DNC would be concerned.

The answer: Huge amounts of dark money are flowing into his campaign, far more then even Obama’s campaign. This includes support from China.

Most importantly, The DNC is using social media and the mainstream media as its campaign vehicle. They have co-opted the mass media to do the campaigning for what is essentially a puppet candidate.

That should send chills down all of our spines.

The Biden Campaign is a mass media PsyOp.