In case you missed it…

Read these two articles.  Well worth your time:

Jackie Mason Blasts Hollywood’s ‘Phony F*cks’: All Weinstein Did Was ‘Imitate Bill Clinton’
Breitbart News

In this week’s exclusive clip for Breitbart News, Jackie weighs in on arguably the biggest scandal in Hollywood history that’s unfolded in the last two weeks, the Harvey Weinstein saga… but Jackie says he’s not sure what the outrage is all about, because we’ve seen this kind of thing before.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/10/21/jackie-mason-harvey-weinstein-imitate-bill-clinton/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+breitbart+%28Breitbart+News%29&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedburner

How do you get rid of Trump? An election, not the 25th Amendment.
The Independent

It appears that just as impeachment fever had started to break around the country, a 25th Amendment bug started going around. A few weeks ago, the University of Chicago’s Eric Posner argued that the “conventional understanding” of the amendment should be “enlarged” to include instances where both parties “lose confidence in the president’s ability to govern.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/25-amendment-impeach-how-do-you-get-rid-of-trump-an-election-a8013471.html

 

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The Big Switch Never Happened: The DEMOCRATS were the slave owners and the ones opposed to the 1960s civil rights movement.

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME

I have wanted to write about this issue for a long time: the big lie that the democrats are friends of the blacks and that they opposed slavery and championed the civil rights movement in congress.

THIS IS 100% FALSE.

We all know that PBS is notoriously left leaning. And yet I recently found this article about the history of the democrat party (I refuse to call them the DemocratIC Party):
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories_org_democratic.html

I encouraged you to read it.

It confirms much of what I already knew:

1. Most American slave owners were democrats, not republicans.
2. Most democrats in the 1850s and 1860s opposed the abolition of slavery.
3. Democrats were still anti-black at least up until the 1960s, evidenced by the vociferous democrat opposition to the civil rights movement. That’s right–it’s the republicans who made the civil rights movement happen.
4. There was no “big switch”. The democrats of today are not the republicans of the 1860s and 1960s. No, the democrat party of today is still the same democrat party of the 19th and 20th century, just as the republicans today are the same republicans of the same time period.

Here. Read it for yourself, the same article from PBS I just mentioned:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories_org_democratic.html

But let’s say for argument’s sake that the democrats of today finally recognize the truth that I stated above. Many then start to argue that, “Yes, but after the 1960s, that’s when the switch happened–that’s when democrats became the true friends of the black men and women in America.”

Sorry, that is false too. There’s a very cogent argument that the inner cities like Chicago and poor areas of NYC are just another extension of the democrat plantation. No joke, the inner cities are called by many, “The modern democrat plantation.” “What?!” you cry out! How can that be? That’s preposterous.

Well, keep reading.

The democrats entire political strategy is to ensure that people do not succeed. The less people succeed, the more people need the government. The more people need the government, the more they need the democrats to ensure their government assistance remains, and in fact, increases.

Well, by ensuring that blacks do not succeed and by ensuring blacks need government welfare and by perpetuating the notion that republicans are racist, those living in the inner cities remain beholden to the democrats to provide government assistance. Suddenly the continuing dismal situation in the inner cities makes a lot more sense.

Why do democrats do so little to combat the black on black murder in Chicago? Because the democrats do not want peace, civility, and self-reliance. That doesn’t serve their political agenda. Instead, the democrats go after the few white cops who kill black men, and wholly ignore the exponentially higher black on black murder that occurs every week in Chicago.

In Chicago, black lives don’t matter, because the democrats don’t seem to care about actually helping the black population–they only care about duping the black population into believing they are helping the black population so they get the black vote. If the democrats truly wanted to help the black population, they would decry the terrible black on black violence that occurs in Chicago, encourage blacks to stop having so many children out of wedlock, and encourage them to become financial success stories.

The truth is: those in the inner cities do not need more government assistance to rely on–they need jobs that will finally liberate them from the democrat plantation.

We are told to believe that the democrats are friends of blacks, but honestly, it just doesn’t add up.

Decide for yourself:

  • The democrats were the majority of slave owners.
  • The southern democrats opposed the civil rights laws.
  • The northern democrats opposed the civil rights laws.
  • The democrats can only survive and stay relevant if they get the black vote. What better way to ensure this than to keep as many of them downtrodden and in a state of chaos and welfare as is possible?

You would think that democrats would want to secure votes by empowering people. But they don’t. Their # 1 strategy for securing votes is encouraging laziness, unemployment, and forcing voters to support them for one primary reason: government entitlement programs.

If all people in the inner cities on whom the democrats depend for votes suddenly no longer need government assistance, suddenly stop killing one another in the inner cities, and suddenly become social and financial success stories, what power do the democrats continue to have?

Answer: none!

Why has Chicago been under democrat control for decades and yet remains a cesspool of murder, crime, and lost hope?

The answer is clear. Chicago and other inner cities really ARE the New Democrat plantations.  Back in the 1860s, democrat power was fueled by oppression of the blacks.  This is why they did not want slavery to end.  In the 1960s, democrat power again relied on keeping blacks away from the white power centers.  This is why the democrats overwhelmingly opposed the civil rights movements.  And now today, democrat power still relies on keeping people from succeeding.

Bottom line: if democrats remain in control, and if those blacks who vote democrat continue to believe that the democrats are truly out to help them, the situation will never improve.

My great wish is that the world at large would recognize the Democrat Party for what it is: a party that contrary to being the champion of the American black is actually their bicentennial+ oppressor

 

China’s Grip Tightens. Makes me sad. 

Read this story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40651951

It’s entitled, “Is WhatsApp Being Censored In China?”

I don’t know if it is, and it’s been a couple years since I lived there, but it wouldn’t surprise me. The number of apps, messaging services, and news reports being censored in China has been growing tremendously. 

News that any discussion or mentions of Liu Xiaobo and the darkly shrouded circumstances of his death have been wiped from all media in China too is sad. I love China, but it absolutely is a love-hate relationship because I hate that so much information is being kept from their people. 

Granted, I know the United States keeps a lot of information from its people too. And I know the United States has its share of devious politicians and machinating bureaucrats, but it’s certainly not so blatant. 

I often wonder which is worse: the Chinese government censoring everything and everyone knows it, or the Western governments hiding things from us, but without most people knowing–because of course much is kept from us. Food for thought–because in China, since everything political is censored and free speech doesn’t exist, it means no one ever really has political discussions, so no friendships are lost and rarely do tempers flare over such issues.  So there is a plus side–sort of. 

But truky, the most chilling part of that article I just posted is that apparently China is starting to blocks the VPNs themselves. And worse, is starting to censor the content of private messsages. For the first time, I learned that WeChat (which I use to communicate with all my many friends in China) is unencrypted.  Intuitively, I guess I always knew that, because I knew the Chinese government was always watching us, but I don’t think it hit me as forcefully as it did just today. They are reading all of our messages–and that’s disturbing. 

Trump Trusted More Than Press — This Is Frightening & Here’s Why.

First, here are the polls: 

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/02/poll-trump-more-widely-trusted-than-news-media.html

http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2017/02/09/poll-shows-trump-administration-more-trusted-than-news-media/97689024/

Now consider this: how can the media swallow this horrible truth: THE PEOPLE TRUST GOVERNMENT MORE THAN THE MEDIA. 

That has got to be a pretty big pill for the media to swallow. They should’ve trusted MORE than government. And yet… it ain’t so!

When I lived in China, all my friends there (native Chinese and expats) resoundingly agreed that the media cannot be trusted. Why? Because they knew and know that the media had a political agenda. 

What do these polls then say about the American media?  It makes it clear as glass: the American public also know that the media here also have a political agenda. And that should not be the case in a democratic republic. 

In China? Okay, fine. NOT in the United States of America. 

The media’s respect is declining on a daily basis. 

If they don’t start reporting honestly soon, they are going to lose what little credibility they have remaining. 

Hey liberals: stop whining already.

 

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, ME, LLM, EMT

All I see these post-Trump-victory days are whining journalists, crying celebrities, and general malaise among the liberals in the USA.  It’s coming to a head today, on the day of Trump’s inauguration.

I’m hearing calls for boycotts.  Demands that the judges step in and declare the election a fraud.  Heck, Rosie O’Donnell is even clamoring for martial law.  And of course, the rampant screams that Trump is a fascist or Hitler continue unabated.

It all needs to stop.

POINT 1: THE RUSSIANS.  
Sure, maybe it’s true that the Russians may have interfered in our election via hacking, but that doesn’t mean the election process itself was tampered with—what hurt Hillary is that the information about Hillary was damaging to her, and the people didn’t want to vote her in.  It was the information that hurt Clinton; not anything Trump did.  Sure, of course, if it can be proven that Trump’s team and Russia colluded, then in that case, there would be cause for concern.  But there is no such proof at this point, and there probably never will be.  Get over it.
POINT 2: DANGER TO OUR COUNTRY.  

Hmm, this is curious.  Why are liberals’ fears that Trump is going to be a danger to our nation any stronger than how all of us Republicans felt when Obama took office?  I was horrified that Obama won–not one, but two terms–and yet, wow, amazing: the republic still stands.  Trump is not going to destroy the nation anymore than Obama did.  The republicans had to suffer for eight years, and suddenly, now that the democrats have to suffer, they are whining and crying that it’s all unfair.  I didn’t call for a boycott of Obama.  I didn’t declare him illegitimate.  No, I accepted it.  And let me tell you: to me, these last eight years have been horrible for our country, setting us back decades.  If we were able to survive eight years of Obama, you’ll survive four (or more likely, eight) years of Trump.  Grow up, and deal with it.

POINT 3: HOLLYWOOD TOLERANCE.
Hollywood stars think they are so important and influential.  Guess what: you’re not.  If you were, Hillary would have won.  But she didn’t, and once and for all, the evidence is now irrefutable: no one cares what you think.  Nonetheless, Hollywood movie stars are still role models to millions of young children and young adults.  To that end, they have a duty to be that role model.    Maybe not an all-encompassing duty, but definitely some some sort of duty.  And Republican or Democrat (or communist!), they all have a duty to actually be that embodiment of tolerance that so many actively preach.  Tolerance doesn’t mean you accept everyone and all behavior: there can be no tolerance for cold-blooded murder.  But it does mean you learn to be civil in the face of opposing viewpoints.  The sad fact is that most of these Hollywood types proclaiming “TOLERANCE!” are the most intolerant people I know, and it run from the highest echelons of show biz down to the most grungy of improv, standup, and acting schools in New York and LA.  It’s for this reason that I have started The Hollywood Tolerance Project, a soon-to-be-launched 501(c)(3) not for profit that will find its home at http://www.hollywoodtolerance.org.  Bottom line: if you preach tolerance, you should practice it.  During the election, I lost many good friends because I was not tolerant of their views.  I realize that I was just as intolerant as the movie stars and little acting schools I am calling out today.  No one should ever feel they will be shunned in Hollywood due to their views, and the fact that so many musicians are scared to perform at Trump’s inauguration is two-fold concerning: it shows how cowardly these artists are, that they are allowing themselves to be bullied, and further, it shows how intolerant Hollywood actually is: if you say what we like, you have freedom of speech and can work in all productions; if you say what we don’t like, your 1st amendment freedoms are removed, and you will be blacklisted.  Sounds like Hollywood is run by a really great group of wonderful people, truly welcoming all races, religions, sexes, and creedos!  Wow, what a great bunch!  Not.  It needs to change, and I’m going to lead that charge through the Hollywood Tolerance Project.
POINT 4: WE DON’T LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY
This point seems to fall on deaf ears of many people: we live in a republic; a representative democracy.  Many people seem to think that we have a democracy, and that just because Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, she should be president.  Have these people ever read the Federalist Papers?  There’s one about the tyranny of the majority.  That is precisely what Madison and his patriots wanted to avoid.  It seems counterintuitive: tyranny of the majority?  How can that be?  If it’s the majority, how can it be tyrannical?  Answer: population distribution.  We do not have one federal state.  We have 50 states, each with their own elected governors.  States’ right is the bedrock on which this country was formed.  Let me share something with you: we do have a popular vote system.  Whoever wins the most states, i.e. electoral votes, wins!  If we had a straight-up national popular vote, guess which two states would influence nearly every election?  New York and California.  Why should the urban population of just two states of out of 50 determine the course of our country?  Answer: it shouldn’t.  Iowa is important too.  And Florida.  And Colorado.  If we had a popular vote system, the candidates would campaign far differently.  They would focus nearly all their efforts, and all of their campaign messages on… New York and California and maybe Texas.  Who cares about Kansas, Kentucky, and Maine!   So frankly, I don’t care who got the national popular vote.  Our system of choosing presidents has worked for over two hundred years, and it’s still working.  As it is supposed to.  The electoral college system prevented the tyrannical will of New York and California from wholly dictating the results of the election.  Thanks be to the founders of our nation for creating a system that does just that, whether the candidate is Democrat or Republican.
So bottom line people: Grow up.  Move on.  Donald J. Trump is now the president of the United States.  Deal with it.

Oh, and one more thing: don’t get your hopes up.  While I can’t predict the future, I have a solid feeling he is not going to get impeached.  Sorry.

-Monroe