AOC comes out against affirmative action
Ocasio-Cortez: Electoral College is ‘Affirmative Action’ for Rural Americans
Breitbart uses a 24 August 2019 article to point out how clueless AOC can be toward Democrats outside of the big city.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) continued her verbal assault on the Electoral College, this time smearing the Constitutional system that guarantees big states don’t have undue influence in electing the president as an “electoral affirmative action” scheme for rural Americans.
On Friday, Ocasio-Cortez posted the following 5-point missive on Twitter:
I see Fox News is big mad about abolishing the electoral college. So let’s talk about it. 1) If the GOP were the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 23, 2019
2) This common claim about “if we don’t have the Electoral College then a handful of states will determine the pres… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 23, 2019
3) LASTLY, this concept that the Electoral College is provides “fairness” to rural Americans over coastal states do… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 23, 2019
5) The Electoral College isn’t about fairness at all; it’s about empowering some voters over others. Every vote sh… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 23, 2019
Last week, the socialist lawmaker claimed the Electoral College “is, in fact, a scam” and has a “racial injustice breakdown.”
She wrote: “The Electoral College has a racial injustice breakdown. Due to severe racial disparities in certain states, the Electoral College effectively weighs white voters over voters of color, as opposed to a “one person, one vote” system where all our votes are counted equally.”
(Read more at Breitbart)
AOC may be demonstrating the problem of unintended consequences
For AOC to claim that “electoral affirmative action” would be unfairly advantageous for rural Americans over urban Americans, she surely must recognize the overall inequity of the affirmative action program. That is, unless this woman has not considered the consequences of her actions.
Then again, just as Obama seemed not to associate his own divisive words with the riots in Ferguson and Baltimore, maybe Alexandria does not see how she is arguing against a program that many in her Democrat circles deem as central to their ideology.
Still, it would seem that the Democrats would stuff a sock in the mouthpiece that would have democrats tearing down affirmative action.
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Democrats in media ignore stories that should be prominent for those affected by Mexico
Democrats ignore the violence in Mexico: 11th Mexican Journalist Murdered In 2019
As reported exclusively in a 25 August 2019 Breitbart article, Nevith Condez Jaramillo has been murdered (likely for his reporting of the corrupt conditions in Central Mexico).
Press freedom organizations in Mexico denounced the murder of yet another journalist who died from at least four stab wounds. The journalist had previously been the target of threats for his reporting on corrupt activities in Central Mexico.
Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) confirmed the murder of Nevith Condez Jaramillo. The journalist was stabbed to death. Authorities recovered the victim’s body on Saturday morning in the town of Tejupilco in the state of Mexico. The murder marks the 11th of its kind in 2019 and the 13th of its kind since Mexico’s current President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office in December 2018. Mexico’s CNDH is reporting that Condez’s murder is the 12th of 2019.
Condenamos el homicidio del periodista Nevith Condés Jaramillo creador de la página “El Observatorio del Sur”, ocur… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
CNDH en México (@CNDH) August 25, 2019
According to El Sol De Mexico, Condez had been the target of numerous threats from local law enforcement and had reached out to press freedom groups for help. The journalist had also asked to be placed in a special program to protect journalists that is run by Mexico’s federal government. However, the measure was never completed. The press freedom group Periodistas Desplazados reported that Condez had been the target of numerous threats before his murder.
ALERTAS Periodistas Desplazados y Riesgo México (@AlertaPDMX) August 24, 2019
(Read about the other 10 journalists murdered for their work at Breitbart)
Both pitfalls and benefits exist in addressing this murder, but they can make them all positive
Considering that an emphasis on these stories would undercut their claims of oppression by President Trump and would bolster the argument of those supporting the Second Amendment.
However, in the interest of their readers who might travel to Mexico or trade with Mexican companies, it would build a trust that now seems to be lacking.
With all of this in mind, why would the Democrat candidates and Democrat press continue to ignore the murder of a corruption-exposing Mexican journalist?
Democrat governments like that in Portland have started using Antifa to punish their conservative “enemies” (much as Hitler’s brown shirts went after communists)
Antifa Accused of Attacking Small Conservative Group After Portland Police Reportedly Abandon Them
According to an 18 August 2019 article in the Western Journal, a man holding an American flag who was safe behind the police officers before they left soon found punks directly targeting him.
In the midst of a heated Portland, Oregon, rally, police allegedly abandoned a small conservative group to the clutches of antifa punks.
The scene, captured by journalist Andy Ngo, first shows Portland police in riot gear separating a conservative group from the black-clad leftist mob. The group was separated from the main crowd, according to Ngo.
WARNING: The following videos tweeted by Andy Ngo contain strong language. Viewer discretion advised.
Antifa mob follows and surrounds small group of conservatives who got separated. Police stand and try to keep a bar… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) August 17, 2019
According to Ngo’s tweets, the police allegedly abandoned the small group despite the mob presence.
Considering how amped up the black-clad antifa protesters were, this does not appear to be a safe or smart move.
(Read more at the Western Journal)
If it quacks like a duck and walks like a duck …
One thing that cannot be denied also stems from Antifa’s decision to stamp out all voices other than extremely liberal voices. Therefore, you cannot deny the parallels between Antifa and fascism.
Why has the Democrat political machine in the Pacific Northwest turned its attack dog on the peaceful citizens?
Democrat politicians and the Democrat press ignore a story that could unite America against a new threat
Russian nuclear-powered cruise missile
In one of the few exceptions, Newsweek reports on the affects of the failed Russian cruise missile.
Russian doctors who expressed fears about the radiation they would be exposed to by treating victims of a failed nuclear-powered missile explosion were ordered to “get to work” by officials, it has been reported.
Secrecy still surrounds the circumstances and impact of a rocket engine blast on a platform in Noyonoksa off the coast of Arkhangelsk on August 8, which killed at least five people and injured six.
The failed test is thought to have involved the nuclear-powered cruise missile in Russian known as “Burevestnik” and in the U.S. as “Skyfall.”
Victims were taken to Arkhangelsk regional hospital for treatment, where doctors say they were not warned about radiation exposure.
More accounts have been emerging from medical staff who treated victims that day.
Health workers have been sworn to secrecy, but one doctor told independent news outlet Meduza medical staff demanded answers from the victims’ government escorts over what the risks would be.
“Those accompanying the patients replied that everyone had been decontaminated. We were told: ‘They pose no danger for you, get to work.’
“After we started to operate on them, dosimetrists arrived and measured the levels of beta radiation and then ran out of the operating room in fear.
“When doctors asked them what had happened, they confessed that the beta radiation was off the scale.”
He said that other patients in the emergency room were also put at risk.
(Read more at Newsweek)
By publishing online, but not in print or on the main stream networks, news outlets avoid covering issues they want to bury
This program could provide the genesis of another Chernobyl, but the American public will never rise against it if they never know of it.
What is Russia hiding
A Deutsche Welle article explores the Russian nuclear-powered cruise missile mishap.
After an explosion at a Russian missile-testing site led to a surge in radiation, five monitoring stations went offline. This did not happen by chance, experts say.
Concern is growing that the Russian authorities are covering up the scale of the explosion at a military site outside Severodvinsk on August 8. It emerged this week that five local monitoring stations had gone offline in the aftermath of the accident. This was reported by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), a Vienna based independent group which operates an international network of radiation monitoring stations. The CTBTO funds the stations in Russia, which are run by the country’s Defense Ministry.
The data recorded by these stations is automatically shared with the CTBTO and other members of the organization in accordance with an agreement signed by 184 countries to ban all nuclear testing, which Russia has ratified. However, because countries such as North Korea and Iran have refused to ratify it, the agreement has yet to become binding, a spokesperson for the CTBTO told DW.
The route of the radiation clouds
At first, Russia attributed the problem with the radiation monitoring stations to an error in their communication system. But later the country’s deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said that handing over the data from the stations to the CTBTO is a “completely voluntary” activity.
Experts interviewed by DW were convinced that the shutdown of the stations was directly connected to the blast outside Severodvinsk and that the Russian government was concealing information on the incident.
Lassina Zerbo, the CTBTO’s Executive Secretary, was one of the first to link the failure of the stations to the explosion. In a tweet, Zerbo published a map of how the radioactive clouds could have dispersed, based on weather conditions in the days after the blast. According to the model he outlined, the clouds would have travelled almost exclusively over Russian territory.
Lassina Zerbo (@SinaZerbo) August 18, 2019
(Read more at Deutsche Welle)
Does the press deny these stories because they deny the uniting power of external threats?
In part, Reagan lead by showing the reality of the threat of the Russian evil empire. He drew word pictures within his speeches showing us the murderous intent of rulers who had enslaved millions of their own subjects while they sought to expand their holdings worldwide.
Why don’t the Democrats start a rallying cry against the Russians and the threat they pose?
The community whose heart strings were regularly pulled “for the children” have been abandoned by Democrats because …
A 21 August 2019 article at the American Family Association suggests that children (once the object of pleas from the left) now are the target of action by the LGBTQ community.
I admit that I don’t understand the “progressive” mind.
When public libraries – in the name of tolerance and diversity – invite transvestite “drag queens” to read to a group of children – I am NOT sympathetic.
Even as I write this, I feel my anger rising.
THESE ARE CHILDREN!
I wish this insanity represented isolated events, but it does not. First Things, a respected publication, reports that Drag Queen Story Hours are a “global phenomenon” with more than 35 chapters in the U.S. alone and that the events often draw hundreds of participants.
The New York Times defended these abominations as “nice public event[s].” Slate magazine called them mere exhibitions of “free speech and association.”
Christians, we are in a war with evil. It is important we remain faithful and defend the truths of Scripture.
Let there be no doubt that the intent of these far-left extremists is pure evil. Consider these recent attempts to radicalize our children and grandchildren:
- Arthur (PBS) – In May, the beloved animated children’s series revealed that one of its longtime main characters and Arthur’s teacher, Mr. Ratburn, is “gay” and getting married.
- Cartoon Network – For LGBTQ Pride Month in June, the popular children’s network tweeted outhe message: “We want to wish everyone a HAPPY PRIDE and encourage all of our LGBTQ+ fans to stand proud all year long!”
These purveyors of evil don’t care what parents and grandparents think. They are aiming for our children.
This clearly demonstrates two critical realities for America going forward:
- Christians must be instructed about what the Bible teaches and what it means for our nation’s moral foundations; and
- Christians must be salt and light – including being active in culture and politics.
How do we go forward in that vision?
First, we must recognize that ideas have consequences. In other words, a nation impacted by Christianity is going to look much different than one dominated by a Marxist, Muslim, or other worldviews.
Then, we must learn to defend and articulate the truth of a Christian worldview in contrast to the myriad of other belief systems in the world.
(Read more at the American Family Association)
As noted earlier, transsexual ideology will impact women’s rights in ways Democrats do not want to acknowledge
But first, consider what the Bible says
In the Bible, we are told “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28). We are also told “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27). Therefore, while men and women are not interchangeable and while they are both “imago dei” (in the image of God), they are equal in the eyes of God.
With this in mind, don’t let us imagine that there will not be consequences when we try to assign guilt to God (“He put me in the wrong body.”), decide to play God with our bodies with pharmaceuticals, and then go after children (although warned in Luke 17:2).
Nonetheless, as Christians, we need to respond with compassion and be prepared to search for answers to the questions asked of us. This is evident because there is no condemnation in the commandment to “save others, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment polluted by the flesh” (Jude 1:23). Likewise, we are to answer (and not condemn), as required by the commandment to “sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence” (1 Peter 3:15). Still, providing this defense will come via the truth.
Additionally, there is the subject of protecting the children
As warned in Luke 17:2 and Matthew 18:6, “whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.” Therefore, care must be taken to protect children from stumbling.
Additionally, Christians and Jews find themselves charged with protecting helpless children (as outlined in Psalm 82:3; Proverbs 31:8-9; Isaiah 1:17; James 1:27, and a number of other verses).
As trans high school athletes win state titles, parents petition to ban them
As reported from the pro-transgender side, Outsports points out in a 14 June 2018 article:
Two transgender high school athletes in Connecticut both did really well on the track this season. Too well, say some detractors who are now trying to ban all transgender athletes from competing as their gender.
What has been a quiet murmur since the success last year of Andraya Yearwood now, with the added success of fellow trans sprinter Terry Miller, is quickly becoming a full-blown controversy in a state with some of the country’s most welcoming policies for trans athletes.
Recently, at the Connecticut state championships, Miller set Connecticut state open meet records in the girls 100-meter and 200-meter races en route to two state titles.
Miller, a sophomore, has added two New England regional championships to her trophy case, for both the 100-meter and 200-meter.
Yearwood, also a sophomore, finished second in the 100-meter at the state meet, losing only to Miller.
Now some parents and student-athletes are up in arms, starting petitions to ban trans athletes from competing.
“I think it’s unfair to the girls who work really hard to do well and qualify for Opens and New Englands [competitions],” Selina Soule, a sophomore who finished sixth in the 100-meter at the state meet, told the Hartford Courant. “These girls, they’re just coming in and beating everyone.”
(Read the rest of the article at Outsports)
Actually, transgenders transitioning from boy to girl dominate girls sports where allowed to compete
Although the main stream media does not seem to want to touch the subject, various conservative and alternative outlets report that transgender athletes have come to dominate girls sports in Connecticut and Alaska with implications nationwide.
Why don’t Democrats work to protect our children from predators like this?