President Donald Trump’s speech at Mount Rushmore may be the most important and historic speech of his career. If he continues to echo and reinforce the message of this profound speech, he will become as essential to the preservation of freedom in America for the 21st century as President Abraham Lincoln was in the 19th century and President Ronald Reagan was in the 20th century.
Not since Reagan has a president laid out the core values that make America free – and stood defiantly in defense of those values despite the ridicule and hostility of the elites, news media, academics, and his political opponents.
President Reagan was focused on defending freedom from foreign threats – the Soviet Union and international communism. Reagan had a conversation in the late1940s over drinks with a Screen Actors Guild member who proclaimed himself a Stalinist. The actor said if the Stalinists won, Reagan would be imprisoned or shot. After this experience, the future president decided the Communist threat was real. He dedicated his life to defending freedom and defeating communism. Some four decades later, the Soviet Union disappeared. Over the course of this battle, Reagan’s speeches came back to the theme of freedom again and again.
President Trump has clearly had a similar epiphany. His Mount Rushmore speech was the clearest statement against a domestic threat to American freedom ever given by a modern national leader.
When President Trump said, “Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children, ” he was guaranteeing the further bitter hostility of the propaganda media, which has replaced the news media.
President Trump further challenged the radical Left’s destructive agenda:
“Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our Founders, deface our most sacred memorials, and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities. Many of these people have no idea why they are doing this, but some know exactly what they are doing.”
Then, he laid down the gauntlet:
“They think the American people are weak and soft and submissive. But no, the American people are strong and proud, and they will not allow our country, and all of its values, history, and culture, to be taken from them.”
This passage is historically significant, because it places President Trump squarely in the middle of the cultural war on the side of America. He is fighting against those like Joe Biden, whose July 4th statement was the most Anti-American of any presidential candidate in our history. Where Biden in a recent tweet said he did not want to rebuild America but transform it, President Trump clearly believes America is a country worth saving and rebuilding. The gap could not be wider.
President Trump used extraordinarily clear language to describe the anti-American strategies:
“One of their political weapons is ‘Cancel Culture’ – driving people from their jobs, shaming dissenters, and demanding total submission from anyone who disagrees. This is the very definition of totalitarianism, and it is completely alien to our culture and our values, and it has absolutely no place in the United States of America… This attack on our liberty, our magnificent liberty, must be stopped, and it will be stopped very quickly. We will expose this dangerous movement, protect our nation’s children, end this radical assault, and preserve our beloved American way of life.”
The president then used profoundly clear language to define the threat:
“In our schools, our newsrooms, even our corporate boardrooms, there is a new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance. If you do not speak its language, perform its rituals, recite its mantras, and follow its commandments, then you will be censored, banished, blacklisted, persecuted, and punished. It’s not going to happen to us.
“Make no mistake: this left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American Revolution. In so doing, they would destroy the very civilization that rescued billions from poverty, disease, violence, and hunger, and that lifted humanity to new heights of achievement, discovery, and progress.
“To make this possible, they are determined to tear down every statue, symbol, and memory of our national heritage.”
Compare this strong condemnation of the assault on America with the Basement Biden strategy of vaguely promising to “transform” America.”
President Trump took direct aim at the killings, rapes, and robberies in our great cities in a flatly politically incorrect way:
“The violent mayhem we have seen in the streets of cities that are run by liberal Democrats, in every case, is the predictable result of years of extreme indoctrination and bias in education, journalism, and other cultural institutions.”
The Trump analysis was particularly appropriate this Fourth of July weekend, as we learned that tragically, in Chicago alone, 77 people were shot and 14 killed – including a 7-year-old girl at a Fourth of July party. Remember: The left wants to defund the police.
As Kevin McCullough pointed out in Town Hall, in six weeks, there have been 600 murders in six cities. All are run by Democrats. McCullough described the situation “a massive expansion in lawlessness, violence, and murder. Stunningly, many news outlets seem gobsmacked and mystified at how or why such an explosion of lawlessness has occurred.”
In Atlanta, an 8-year-old girl was killed next to the burned-out Wendy’s, which the city had tolerated as an autonomous zone.
President Trump understands that no one from Black Lives Matter will protest the killing of a 7-year-old or an 8-year-old, because it doesn’t fit their political agenda. He also knows that telling the truth about the collapse of Democratic-controlled cities will be seen as divisive by the propaganda media of the Left.
We are fortunate that President Trump has the courage to say and do what he believes without regard to his critics. It’s exactly what American needs.
July 8, 2020The West in 2020 is going through an immense shock, a powerful current of change emitting destabilizing pulses into deep-rooted fault lines of human imperfection. The proximate causes are ostensibly well-documented and include the global pandemic, economic stress, racial and social tensions and the limitations placed on worship and the sacraments. Starkly revealing as these triggers are, they have unmasked something more sinister, profoundly worrisome and proto-apocalyptic.
Human deification emerges in this novel global order which rejects pre-ordained objective morality as the source of right reason, goodness and peace. This remote cause is sparking the unfolding drama we are witnessing. Its fruits are increased personal anxiety and communal insecurity due to the violent untethering of the culture from its Judeo-Christian moorings. It is drawing man closer to what could become a new reign of terror involving man’s inhumanity to man.
Humanitarianism is described in The Idol of Our Age as the negation of the natural and divine order of human life. The Creator’s ordering of His creation, now rejected, opens up a void in which man fills with his own natural hierarchy of moral goods based solely on his reason, conscience and common sense – but in the absence of supernatural faith. The measure of happiness in a despiritualized world is counted by the accumulation of material possessions Through his adherence to egalitarian ethics he is convinced that he is able to achieve, here and now, utopia.
In a warning to the West given over 40 years ago, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn spoke about the “calamity of a despiritualized world and irreligious humanistic consciousness” and its grave consequences:
“To such a consciousness, man is the touchstone in judging and evaluating everything on earth. Imperfect man, who is never free of pride, self-interest, envy, vanity and dozens of other defects. We are now experiencing the consequences of mistakes…”
One of the best literary depictions of the “consequences of mistakes” is found in Robert Hugh Benson’s provocative and dystopic novel “Lord of the World” written in 1907. Benson was an English Anglican priest who was received into the Roman Catholic Church in 1903. Benson’s novel focuses on the nearly universal loss of the Christian religious and cultural identities accompanied by the growth of heresy, apostasy and the abandonment of the Triune God. In its place is the fruition of the ancient Adamic temptation, the original sin of pride. It is a world in which man’s faith is in himself – Man is the true beginning and true end.
There is a scene early in the novel where the bureaucrat, Oliver Brand, standing at the threshold of his domicile and surveying the marvel of London, advanced both in technology and in the new religion of humanism, is reassured by “the grey haze…really beautiful, this vast hive of men and women who had learned the primary lesson of the gospel that there was no God but man, no priest but politician, no prophet but the schoolmaster.” In this brave new world, Christianity is marginalized and most especially Catholicism, “that strange faith” whose claim to authority was revealed by both a transcendent and incarnate God. To Brand’s mind, the Catholic Church was “the most grotesque and enslaving.” It is no longer tenable for most Londoners and Westerners, Brand muses, thinking that “(i)t was simply impossible to treat (it) seriously.”
To the enlightened, Brand’s ‘“God”’ is neither a transcendent nor a personal being but an immanent “impersonal (U)nity”. He is everywhere present in the world and in Man whose immanent spirit is “the developing sum of his created life”. All belief is focused upon a “universal” Man which is the foundation of a new creed which rejects the uniqueness and dignity of individual persons whose source is the supernatural. Religion is not eradicated but ‘humanized’. It is retained for the masses to pacify and fill them with good feelings and to inculcate in them an efficient and unchallenging morality.
The city of God is replaced by the Man’s city of harmony. For the likes of Oliver Brand, the full potential of Man is achievable by a new world governing authority that liberates and leads to an earthly Eden made kinder, more tender, and enlightened by scientific knowledge and applied technology. The conclusion of this story is not unexpected – this revolution ends in failure. The world is consumed, too, and the novel’s final words are: “Then this world passed, and the glory of it.” (Sic transit gloria mundi)
Proclaiming the Gospel Again and Again
Man’s misdirected quest for happiness, tempted by materialism and pride, and repeated often in history, never ends. The Church’s counter-revolution repels these wicked forces firstly by rediscovering the transcendent and personal God. It witnesses His great creation and man’s true nature as creatures whom He loves as children and for whom He desires their eternal happiness.
The Church’s mission is to spread the Gospel and be the instrument of salvation. Constantly under attack, it is challenged and undermined, even from within the Church. Recently, many have suffered from the absence of the sacraments of confession, anointing of the sick and dying, and baptism. Most have had the holy Mass, the perfect sacrifice of the incarnate God, physically taken away for a prolonged period, deemed non-essential to their spiritual lives. An Archbishoptold his flock that his main priority, most tellingly, was their physical health and safety.
The time is now for the Church and especially the bishops to raise the Cross of Christ in all its scandalous splendor and unending charity high above the rising tide of the world’s secular spirit. Christ’s church demands nothing less from all her members and in a special way from her clergy and hierarchy. Souls are in danger without the serious commitment of time, effort and even sacrifice to accomplish this mission. There must be a return to more regular and fervent prayer, especially mental prayer that meditates on the life of Our Lord, the Trinity, Our Lady and the Saints to counter the increasingly materialistic, humanistic and therapeutic spirit of the age.
In the same speech, Solzhenitsyn wisely teaches:
“If humanism were right in declaring that man is born to be happy, he would not be born to die. Since his body is doomed to die, his task on earth evidently must be of a more spiritual nature. It cannot be unrestrained enjoyment of everyday life. It cannot be the search for the best ways to obtain material good and then cheerfully get the most out of them. It has to be the fulfillment of a permanent, earnest duty so that one’s life journey may become a become an experience of moral growth…”
For believers, growth in moral virtue, powered by the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity, and super-naturalized by grace is the narrow path to sainthood. The Church and her clergy would do well to muster the faithful to this life of renewal in Spirit and Truth.
By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman, Children’s Health Defense
New documents obtained by Axios and Public Citizen suggest that the National Institute of Health (NIH) owns half the key patent for Moderna’s controversial COVID vaccine and could collect half the royalties. In addition, four NIH scientists have filed their own provisional patent application as co-inventors. Little known NIH regulations let agency scientists collect up to $150,000.00 annually in royalties from vaccines upon which they worked. These rules are recipes for regulatory corruption.
Public health advocates and scientists criticized Fauci’s decision to skip animal trials as reckless. It may also explain why Anthony Fauci arranged a $483 million grant to Moderna from a sister NIH agency, BARDA, despite the fact that Moderna has never brought a product to market or gotten approval.… Fauci publicly announced he was ‘encouraged’ by Moderna’s catastrophic Phase 1 clinical trials despite the fact that groups of super healthy volunteers had Grade 3 ‘severe or medically significant’ reactions following vaccination.
Fauci painted lipstick on that lame donkey and now he’s trying to convince everyone it’s a thoroughbred. Moderna and NIH began manufacturing the first of 1 billion doses of the deadly vaccine this month. Fauci knows from experience that no matter how dangerous a vaccine, the easy part is convincing people to take it. Pharma, after all, controls the media.
First published at “Libero” and at Antonio Socci’s website · What are the true contents of the still secret agreement between the Vatican and the Chinese Communist regime? · And why, after two years, is it still hidden? · What is there to hide? The question is ever more pressing, because last Sunday a true detective story unfolded. Immediately following the Sunday Angelus, Vatican journalist Marco Tosatti, on his widely followed blog Stilum Curiae, revealed that in the bulletin distributed to journalists before the Pope’s prayer, there were some important remarks prepared on the crisis of Hong Kong, where the Beijing regime is definitively crushing freedom and autonomy. His remarks were to be read immediately after the Angelus prayer, when, just like every Sunday, the Pope speaks about the issues he considers to be the most pressing news. These were the (pre-announced) words that the Pope was supposed to read: “Recently, I have followed with particular attention and not without concern the development of the complex situation in Hong Kong, and I wish to show above all my heartfelt closeness to all the inhabitants of that territory. In the current context, the issues addressed are undoubtedly delicate and affect everyone’s life; therefore it is understandable that there is a marked sensitivity in this regard. I hope therefore that all the people involved will know how to face the various problems with a spirit of far-sighted wisdom and authentic dialogue. This requires courage, humility, non-violence, and respect for the dignity and rights of all. I thus express the desire that societal freedom, and especially religious freedom, be expressed in full and true liberty, as indeed various international documents provide for it. I accompany with my constant prayer the entire Catholic community and all people of good will in Hong Kong, so that they can construct a prosperous and harmonious society together.” However, Tosatti reveals, shortly before the Pope appeared at the window in St. Peter’s Square, journalists were advised that the section of the prepared remarks about Hong Kong would not be spoken. And in fact the pope did not read it. Thus – since it was a text under embargo – it is officially non-existent. The Vatican has not given any explanation of this singular incident. The discourse cited above, moreover, is not at all harsh with Beijing. It would have been a significant intervention only because it would have been the first time Bergoglio said something about the drama of Hong Kong. It is well known, in fact, that despite his very marked interventionism on all sorts of political and social questions, the Argentinian Pope has been completely taciturn on the Chinese repression of Hong Kong, just as he has been on all ussues concerning human rights and religious freedom in China. When he speaks of China, he always does so in an exclusively positive way, with expressions of great courtesy towards his communist tyrants. Tosatti, after reconstructing Sunday’s detective story, then raises all the right questions about it. He asks, “What sort of pressure has Beijing put on the Pope so that he would not speak on world television about the drama of the former British colony, even in the most delicate and peaceful tones possible?” And he notes that “this episode sheds even worse light – if that is possible – on the famous secret agreement signed between Beijing and the Holy See, whose consequences are being heavily felt in the lives of many Chinese Catholics, despite the propaganda of Vatican media. It is an agreement that risks constituting one of the most sensational errors in the history of Vatican diplomacy, and also one of the worst decisions of the Pope who wanted it and endorsed it, unlike his predecessors.” But the problem does not concern only Chinese Christians. It concerns the entire Church. One must wonder whether the Pope is still free and if the Vatican is now subjected to Beijing, as many fear. It is an unheard of and disturbing situation. Probably the Italian media will be silent about the event, but the case could make an impression in the United States, even on a political level: at the White House. Antonio Socci Translated by Giuseppe Pellegrino+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Liz Yore But “We’ve gotta watch the Vatican,” former prosecutor and investigative journalist Liz Yoreurged on War Room Pandemic last week, as she alerted the public to the Vatican’s ties with the CCP. The Vatican’s Global Compact on Education, scheduled for Oct. 15, has partnered with “One People, One Planet [which] is sponsored by, none other than, Huwei [a telecommunications provider blacklisted by the United States due to national security concerns]” Yore reported. Speaking to the type of education that can be expected at the conference that occurs less than two weeks before the U.S. election, Yore said bluntly: “Pope Francis is virulently anti-American and communist … .”
To explain how the Holy See and the CCP became bedfellows, she pointed toChinese President Xi Jinping’s “globalist” speech at Davos in 2017 when he said, “All roads lead to Rome” to illustrate his plan for how to invade world markets. “Apparently, all bank accounts lead to the Vatican as well,” Yore remarked.Her remark echoed other recent news that sheds light on details of the secret Chinese-Vatican agreement. On June 22, social media was atwitter with exiled Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui’s claim that Beijing is paying off the Vatican to stay silent about the CCP’s repression of religious freedom and plans for world domination as part of the 2018 agreement. Yore agreed. “Xi’s got his money’s worth,” she said, explaining that the CCP bought silence from the pope on the Hong Kong violence against freedom marchers and China’s forced organ harvesting program, called one of the worst mass atrocities of the century. It also accounts for his praise for the “great job” China and the CCP did in containing the Wuhan virus. “This is mind-boggling,” she said. “For decades we’ve had popes rail against the CCP, rail against the Patriotic Church, and along comes Francis … .” In a pithy assessment of the whole situation, she said: “The CCP has snagged the moral voice of the vicar of Christ.”
Forbes compiled a list of 10 health care billionaires who collectively raked in more than $7 billion since March 11, 2020 — the day the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic
Topping the list is Stéphane Bancel, CEO of Moderna, the biotech firm that’s seen as the frontrunner for developing a COVID-19 vaccine
As of June 18, 2020, U.S. billionaire wealth increased $584 billion, or 20%, since the start of the pandemic
Since March 18, the number of U.S. billionaires increased from 614 to 643; during the same period, more than 45.5 million Americans filed for unemployment
CNBC’s Jim Cramer said the pandemic and resulting lockdown paved the way for “one of the greatest wealth transfers in history”
While many big businesses are coming out unscathed or even in a better position financially, small businesses are closing their doors
In May 2020, the U.S. unemployment rate was 13.3%,1 which means 21 million Americans were unemployed. Not surprisingly, financial stress is a major concern, with 88% of Americans surveyed by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) saying that the COVID-19 pandemic is creating stress for their personal financial situation.2
Fifty-four percent were particularly worried about having enough money saved for emergency savings or retirement, while another 48% were worried about paying bills.
A report by the Well Being Trust (WBT) and the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care that up to 75,000 people may die during the COVID-19 pandemic from drug or alcohol misuse and suicide, which they deemed “deaths of despair” caused, in part, by unprecedented economic failure paired with massive unemployment.3
This experience of scarcity and financial uncertainty is not being felt by all, however. In stark contrast, many of the richest among us — particularly health care and biotech billionaires — have gotten even richer due to COVID-19, profiting handsomely off the pandemic that’s left the general public financially reeling.
Pandemic Propels Moderna CEO to the Billionaire’s Club
Forbes compiled a list of 10 health care billionaires who collectively raked in more than $7 billion since March 11, 2020 — the day the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.4 Topping the list is Stéphane Bancel, CEO of Moderna, the biotech firm that’s seen as the frontrunner for developing a COVID-19 vaccine. According to Forbes:5
“When the WHO declared a pandemic, Bancel’s estimated net worth was some $720 million. Since then, Moderna’s stock has rallied more than 103%, lifting his fortune to an estimated $1.5 billion. A French citizen, Bancel first joined the billionaire ranks on April 2, when Moderna’s stock rose on the news that the firm was planning to begin phase two trials of its vaccine.”
Moderna partnered with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci to create the vaccine. In February 2020, its stock price increased 78.1% when it announced that its messenger RNA vaccine was ready for clinical trials.6 “The company’s CEO has become a new billionaire overnight,” wrote Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC).7
Moderna began human trials of its experimental mRNA vaccine in March 2020, and its stock soared again in May, hitting $29 billion, even though the company currently doesn’t sell any products,8when it released early results from its Phase 1 study of 45 healthy volunteers between the ages of 18 and 55 — the first released from a study involving human volunteers.
Moderna’s press release9 stated that 25 participants who received two doses of its low or medium dose vaccine had levels of binding antibodies — the type that are used by the immune system to fight the virus but do not prevent viral infections — at levels approximating or exceeding those found in the blood of patients who recovered from COVID-19.10
Data for the more significant neutralizing antibodies, which stop viruses from entering cells, was reported for only eight people, with Moderna stating that levels in each of these initial participants met or exceeded antibody levels seen in recovered COVID-19 patients.
Four study subjects experienced a “Grade 3” adverse event, which is described by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as “severe or medically significant but not immediately life-threatening; hospitalization or prolongation of hospitalization indicated; limiting self-care” such as “bathing, dressing and undressing, feeding self, using the toilet, taking medications.”11
During Phase 2 trials, 600 people will receive the vaccine, while a Phase 3 trial is expected to start in July 2020 — an unprecedented move in terms of typical vaccine development timelines. Bancel owns a 9% stake in the company, which received a grant of up to $483 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to accelerate its COVID-19 vaccine development.12Advertisement
Nine More COVID-19 Billionaires
Making up the rest of Forbes’ list is a mix of entrepreneurs, biotech executives and diagnostic test makers, which come from seven different countries:13
1. Gustavo Denegri — With a net worth of $4.5 billion, which is up 32% since the beginning of the pandemic, Denegri has a 45% stake in DiaSorin, a biotech company based in Italy. DiaSorin makes swab-based diagnostic tests for COVID-19 as well as antibody blood testing kits for the virus.
2. Seo Jung-Jin — Jung-Jin co-founded Celltrion, a biopharma company in Seoul. Jung-Jin’s net worth is $8.4 billion, up 22% thanks to the company’s experimental antiviral treatment for COVID-19, along with a self-administered diagnostic test that gives results in 15 minutes, which is expected to come to the market this summer.
3. Alain Mérieux — Mérieux’s $7.6 billion net worth is tied to BioMérieux, the diagnostic testing company he founded in 1963. It’s a branch of Institut Mérieux, a medical company founded by his grandfather in 1897. BioMérieux developed a faster version of a COVID-19 diagnostic test kit that was released in March 2020.
4. Maja Oeri — Oeri is a descendent of Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche, the founder of pharmaceutical giant Roche. She owns about 5% of Roche’s shares, with a net worth of $3.2 billion; Roche has clinical trials ongoing for its arthritis drug tocilizumab, which it is hoping to transition to a COVID-19 treatment, as well as a serology test to detect antibodies in people who have had COVID-19.
5. Leonard Schleifer — His net worth is $2.2 billion, a rise of 11% due to the pandemic. He founded Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, which is conducting clinical trials of its rheumatoid arthritis drug sarilumab on COVID-19 patients.
6. George Yancopoulos — Yancopoulos is Regeneron’s chief scientific officer; his net worth is $1.2 billion (up 14% since the beginning of the pandemic).
7. and 8. Thomas and Andreas Struengmann — The Struengmann twins have a net worth of $6.9 billion. They first made their fortune by selling generic drug company Hexal to Novartis in 2005, and they invest in biotech and health care companies. One of their investments is BioNTech, which partnered with Pfizer and Fosun Pharmaceuticals on a COVID-19 vaccine that’s currently in human trials.
9. Li Xiting — Xiting cofounded Mindray Medical International, China’s largest medical equipment producer. It tripled its production capacity of ventilators since the start of the pandemic. Xiting’s net worth is $12.6 billion, which is up 1% due to COVID-19.
US Billionaires $584 Billion Richer Thanks to COVID-19
The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), in partnership with Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF), published a report highlighting what they call America’s “pre-existing condition”: extreme wealth inequality.14 IPS is regularly updating U.S. unemployment and billionaire wealth during the pandemic, which shows the great divide among the wealthy and the majority of Americans.
As of June 18, 2020, U.S. billionaire wealth increased $584 billion, or 20%, since the start of the pandemic.15 Meanwhile, since March 18, the number of U.S. billionaires increased from 614 to 643; during the same period, more than 45.5 million Americans filed for unemployment. Other striking inequalities revealed by the report include:16
Jeff Bezos’s fortune increased by $25 billion from January 1, 2020, to April 15, 2020; the wealth surge alone is greater than Honduras’ Gross Domestic Product, which was $23.9 billion in 2018
From January 1, 2020 to April 10, 2020, the wealth of 34 of the richest U.S. billionaires increased tens of millions of dollars; eight of them had their net worth rise by more than $1 billion
From March 18 to April 10, 2020, U.S. billionaire wealth surged by nearly 10%, rising $282 billion; during the same period, more than 22 million Americans lost their jobs
U.S. billionaire wealth increased 1,130% from 1990 to 2020; U.S. median wealth grew by 5.37% during the same period
The tax obligations of U.S. billionaires decreased 79% between 1980 and 2018, when measured as a percentage of wealth
As noted by Inequality.org, IPS’ sister site:
“The top five billionaires — Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett and Larry Ellison — saw their wealth grow by a total of $101.7 billion, or 26%. They captured 17.4% of the total wealth growth of all 600-plus billionaires in the last three months. The fortunes of Bezos and Zuckerberg together grew by nearly $76 billion, or 13% of the $584 billion total.
‘This orgy of wealth shows how fundamentally flawed our economic system is,’ said Frank Clemente, ATF’s executive director. ‘In three months about 600 billionaires increased their wealth by far more than the nation’s governors say their states need in fiscal assistance to keep delivering services to 330 million residents.
Their wealth increased twice as much as the federal government paid out in one-time checks to more than 150 million Americans. If this pandemic reveals anything, it’s how unequal our society has become and how drastically it must change.”17
‘One of the Greatest Wealth Transfers of History’
CNBC’s Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money and a former hedge fund manager, said the pandemic and resulting lockdown paved the way for “one of the greatest wealth transfers in history.”18 While many experts are predicting a V-shaped recovery for the stock market, which has been quickly rebounding, “that has almost nothing to do with a V-shaped recovery in the economy,” Cramer said.
While most big businesses are coming out of the state-ordered lockdowns largely unscathed, many small businesses have closed their doors. Already, Chapter 11 bankruptcies are up 48% compared to 2019, and the worst may be yet to come. Even as businesses are increasingly allowed to open for business, lower occupancy limits will continue financial hardships, despite relief funds provided by the government.
“… [I]n the end, the stimulus package probably won’t be enough, for one simple reason,” Cramer said. “It’s not going to work because of social distancing.”19 Meanwhile, big business will continue to thrive. “The bigger the business, the more it moves the major averages, and that matters because this is the first recession where big business … is coming through virtually unscathed, if not going for the gold.”20
The transfer of wealth from average people to the richest through a planned economic collapse is ongoing, and something that’s slated to get even more severe if a COVID-19 vaccine is released. In an article positing the question, “Is It Too Late to Buy Moderna Stock?” The Motley Fool suggested:21
“Let’s assume that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine proves to be successful and wins regulatory approvals in the U.S. and other major markets. If the company was able to price its coronavirus vaccine similarly to flu vaccines currently on the market, its list price would probably be in the ballpark of at least $40.
If we also assume at least 2 billion doses of the vaccine would be given per year, Moderna could be looking at annual revenue of $80 billion.”
The Deep State Takedown of the Boy Scouts Summary: Dr. Lively talks the how and why of the process by which the elites destroyed the Boy Scouts of America. Article: Always remember that the agenda of the deep state is a global Marxist order and its chief barrier is the patriarchal family-centered Judeo-Christian sexual morality on which western civilization rests, because it is the source of societal self-reliance that breeds rebellion to tyranny. As America’s premier youth organization for training boys to become “morally straight” men, the Boy Scouts of America had to be destroyed. Remember also that the deep state are Humanist non-partisan “elites” who control the top strata of both political parties. On June 26th, 1992 I had the privilege of directly confronting then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton about the LGBT attack on the Boy Scouts of America in a live town hall-style television interview being simulcast from Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. By pressing in quickly with an unauthorized follow-up question to the one approved in advance by the producers, I essentially forced Clinton to state whether he agreed with the effort to force the Boy Scouts to embrace homosexuality. He said he didn’t and Rush Limbaugh talked about that on his program the next day. The main purpose of the Clinton town hall interview was to highlight his “Gays in the Military” campaign promise, and that softball question was lobbed to him by discharged lesbian Army Colonel Margarethe Cammermyer. “Gays in the Military” was the first major defeat of his administration thanks in large part to Colonel Ron Ray, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under Ronald Reagan, the attorney who led the legal fight against it. After Clinton pushed through “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in 1993, Colonel Ray told me personally that DADT was a purely political decision because the law against homosexuality in the military was rock solid. But the elites wanted it, and they simply implemented DADT as a stepping stone toward “Gays in the Military.” Importantly, it was George W Bush who appointed the Secretary of Defense who orchestrated the final transition: Robert Gates, whose plan required the repeal of the anti-sodomy laws in the US Military Code of Justice and the Common Law which had been in place since the time of General George Washington. Gates completed the DADT repeal in September 2011. Similarly, the Boy Scouts had a rock-solid legal defense against the LGBT agenda: the Supreme Court case of Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, decided on June 28, 2000. But the elites wanted to take down the Scouts, knew that forcing homosexuality on the group was the key to doing it, and simply pressed on toward that goal. Who were the men most responsible for forcing homosexuality on the Boy Scouts despite the Dale victory? The first was GOP elitist Rex Tillerson who, as BSA President from 2010-2012 pushed aggressively for the Boy Scouts to allow openly homosexual scouts (adopted in May of 2013). The second was Bush’s man Robert Gates, held over as Secretary of Defense by Barack Obama, who became BSA President in late 2013. Gates used the same incremental strategy against the Boy Scouts that he had used against the military, and in 2015, the Gates board at BSA voted to allow homosexual adult scout leaders. The Boy Scouts of America had essentially taken a fatal dose of slow-acting poison with that vote, allowing Tillerson and Gates to be long gone before the BSA filed for bankruptcy this week. Ironically, the ostensible reason for the BSA bankruptcy is a long series of sex abuse lawsuits from boy scouts abused by adult male scout leaders: thousands of cases of male on male sexual abuse. Hmmmm. Even more ironically, the most prescient commentary on the BSA takedown was penned just a couple of months after my challenge to Bill Clinton in 1992. It was written by Leland Stevenson, Co-Recording Secretary of the North America Man/Boy Love Association (America’s most notorious pedophile organization), in its NAMBLA Bulletin, November 1992, who wrote: “At its 16th membership conference, held in Chicago, August 7-9-1992, the North American Man/Boy Love Association unanimously adopted the following resolution: ‘NAMBLA calls on the Boy Scouts of America to cease its discrimination against openly gay or lesbian persons in the appointment of its scout masters. This will permit scouts to be exposed to a variety of lifestyles and will permit more of those individuals who genuinely wish to serve boys to do so. I feel especially honored to have been asked to alert you of this resolution…I have also been a scout and a scout leader and share with so many in NAMBLA affection for the movement. We recognize, of course, that the action for which we call is inevitable. What a great added contribution your organization will make possible to all the boys and girls who participate in it when you take this step.’ ” ### May God richly bless you as you stand firmly on His Word. Dr. Scott Lively
Any questions? This says it all. No need for an explanation. If you need one then you are either clueless or in a total state of denial. Which means you are living in a false reality.
Francis names communist to Vatican post
On July 3, 2020, Pope Francis announced that he had chosen Julio César Caballero, former ambassador of Evo Morales to the Vatican for four years (2016 to March 2020), to head the Latin American Pontifical Commission.
Caballero was the official spokesman for the Bolivian government during Francis’ visit to Bolivia in 2015, first row below, and he was the architect who planned Morales’ visits to the Vatican in 2017 and 2018, second row.
In November 2019, Evo Morales resigned from office, accused of fraud in the election that gave him a fourth term as President of Bolivia. The fraud was verified by the Organization of the American States (OAS) in a detailed Electoral Integrity Analysisfound here.
For some time now, a leftist media campaign has been striving to return Morales, now in exile in Argentina, to Bolivia and restore him to power.
Indeed, four months ago a MIT commission declared that the OAS document was flawed and presented Morales as a victim of a plot. Articles in the New York Times and The Economist adopting the same lines followed.
In the face of this attack, on June 16, 2020, the OAS issued a declarationdefending its findings and confirming the integrity of the present-day government of Bolivia.
It is in this context that Pope Francis chose to enter the picture, indirectly supporting Morales by naming his old ambassador as the head of the Latin American Pontifical Commission.
In the USA, we’re in a contentious Presidential election cycle. Speaking of candidates, attached is a document from WHO that provides a chart of the current COVID-10 vaccine candidates. Can we write in, “no thanks?”
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