A series of embarrassing incidents in recent days shows that while the left may control the media narrative, it’s not fooling Xi Jinping or Vladimir Putin into thinking President Joe Biden is strong.
Biden had a beyond-friendly interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, former press secretary to President Bill Clinton, on March 16 in which he allowed Stephanopoulos to lure him into calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a “killer” with “no soul.” It would be one thing if there were some purpose behind Biden’s hostile utterance about his Russian counterpart, but it didn’t appear tied to any strategic foreign policy goal.
Other than some largely symbolic sanctions on Moscow for the poisoning and wrongful imprisonment of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, Biden’s response to the January resumption of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany, which the United States had succeeded in halting under the Trump administration, has been “half-hearted.” The Biden team says it just wants to move cautiously, but observers say if they wait any longer to act against Berlin and Moscow, it will be too late.
Putin took full advantage of the blunder. After vintage philosophical musings about how Biden may be projecting his own inadequacies, he said the United States has a dark history. He quickly challenged Biden to a public debate. He condescendingly said the sooner it could be done, the better, even if Biden needed a bit of rest and time to prepare. The White House declined the offer for such a public conversation, as Putin surely knew they would.
Russia also recalled its ambassador, the first time such a move had been necessary in decades.
Two days after that ABC interview, Chinese diplomats came to sovereign U.S. territory in Anchorage, Alaska, and brutally dressed down Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. The media did their best to downplay the embarrassing situation, but the disrespect that the Chinese showed the United States was impossible to ignore.
Particularly hurtful was that the Chinese diplomats, like Putin, used the Democratic Party’s own talking points about how corrupt, racist, evil, and irredeemably sinister the United States is. The message oft-repeated by the left this past year was that black people are routinely hunted on the streets, are regularly killed by law enforcement, and have no rights. It’s not any surprise that the Chinese said they agreed with those points.
Biden’s team can’t say, politically, that those lines parroted by the highest echelons of their own party are lies, even though they are. Instead, they mumbled something about how America tries to improve itself.
The tongue-lashing against the United States occurred after the U.S. diplomats condemned China for its economic policies and human rights abuses, including against the Uighur ethnic group. China said the United States is in no position to lecture. It was a poorly thought-out effort from the U.S. diplomats.
The Biden team, which has largely maintained the Trump administration’s economic policies, including controversial tariffs, against China, went into the meeting thinking they could easily dunk on the prior administration and show how much better they were at diplomacy. They should have thought through their standing and strategy a bit more.
“Rather than staying focused on giving China-specific demands and conveying our seriousness, the U.S. team insulted half the Americans who voted for Trump and was glad for his administration’s foreign policy approach by saying ‘America is back.’ America never left. And it’s the approach from the last administration that returned our focus on China and power and away from merely abstract ideas when we deal with other nations,” said Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs.
Blinken has said he wants to move from Trump’s foreign policy focused on national interest back to the post-World War II familiar ruts and abstractions of enforcing a “rules-based order.” But the liberal international order has now officially turned its sights on the United States, with the UN Human Rights Council saying it will investigate “systemic” racism in the United States.
The New York Times, the leading paper of the Democrat Party, says the country was founded when slaves arrived, not when the Declaration of Independence was signed. That helped lead to a summer of murderous riots that destroyed major downtowns across the country.
“Hating America is a luxury we can no longer afford,” the liberal writer Caitlin Flanagan tweeted this weekend. Well said. The hatred of this fine country would be awful even if foreign adversaries didn’t exploit it. But they do.
Putin challenged Biden to a debate about U.S. history and the White House scurried. Xi Jinping had his people yell at U.S. diplomats in their first meeting with the new administration on U.S. soil. Tough words between adversaries are to be expected, but these two big, powerful adversaries have no regard, no esteem, and no respect for the people who lead this country, in part because those people don’t seem to respect themselves or the country they lead.
While the liberals in the media and other D.C. establishments aren’t concerned about it at all, few things express the weakness of the current ruling regime like the fact that the U.S. Capitol is still surrounded by troops, months after a riot that erupted over widespread concerns — concerns that those who control the discourse in this country are not allowing to be expressed publicly — about the integrity of a U.S. election conducted mostly by mail-in ballots. The United States would be using that as leverage against any adversary if it were happening in their country.
What’s more, it leaves genuine issues of national interest abandoned. “Blinken punts on punishing China for coronavirus outbreak,” read the headline after an interview this weekend. China hid the origin story and deceived the rest of the world about the attributes of the deadly virus that they unleashed upon the world. Viruses can arise anywhere, but China’s behavior and lack of transparency was reprehensible and a country that cared about its dead and the carnage this outbreak caused would demand some accountability.
Then, unfortunately, Biden stumbled up the stairs to Air Force One. Three times. Anyone can fall, even three times, but the White House response to the repeated stumbles was not great. They blamed the falls on the single-digit wind speeds in D.C. that day. “Our world leader gets knocked over by slight gusts,” is not the message you want to send the day after top diplomats are dressed down by our chief adversary.
What’s more, Biden had gone out of his way to mock President Trump for walking gingerly down a slippery ramp last year. “Look at how he steps, and look at how I step. Watch how I run up ramps and he stumbles down ramps. OK. Come on!” the 78-year-old Biden said.
The stumbles keep happening. A couple of days ago Iran and China inked a 25-year, $400 billion deal. Asked if he was concerned about it, Biden said, “I’ve been concerned about that for a year.” But after the China meeting that went so poorly, Blinken had told reporters that on Iran, “our interests intersect” with China’s.
Last week, Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted, “When it came to securing American freedom abroad, we treated the world as it was, not as we wished it to be. When the time came, we led and were TOUGH. Strength deters bad guys, weakness begets war.”
Instead of trying to manage American decline for the benefit of corporate America, Biden’s team should actually fight to secure America’s interests, to disassociate the U.S. economy from China’s, to recover critical supply chains, build back the military and U.S. economy, and to provide counterweights to China in the world.
Democrats largely oppose Georgia’s new election law requiring voter identification for absentee ballots because it is “racist,” but some are encouraging the creation of a “vaccine passport” despite vaccine hesitancy in black communities.
The Biden administration is reportedly working with undisclosed private tech companies to create vaccine passes for Americans to use as proof that they are immunized against COVID-19 in order to gain access to certain services that require vaccination. Some elected officials such as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis have already taken swift action to denounce the proposed passports, citing privacy concerns and the risk that Americans will be forced to do something they oppose in exchange for participation in “normal society.”
These concerns, however, have not stopped at least 17 other initiatives by organizations such as the World Health Organization and IBM from pushing for the collection of people’s vaccination information to “return to normal” at the same time a Democrat-led outrage against Georgia’s newest election laws requiring voter IDs continues.
Democrats, activist groups, corporate media, and their corrupt henchmen have largely characterized Georgia’s newest election law as a “racist” push by Republicans to marginalize black voters. Provisions in the new law such as requiring proof of identification with mail-in ballots, limiting the acceptance of absentee ballots within 11 days of an election, and banning third parties using goods and gifts to appease voters at a polling place, some claim, make it more difficult for minority groups to vote.
Even President Joe Biden repeatedly condemned the law as a “blatant attack on the right to vote, the Constitution, and good conscience.”
“It’s Jim Crow in the 21st Century,” Biden tweeted.
These complaints sparked campaigns to boycott Georgia, lobbying efforts for Peach State companies to speak out against the law, and accusations that the election reforms are “unconstitutional.” Organizations such as the New Georgia Project and the Black Voters Matter Fund, both civil rights groups suing the state over the new law, cite provisions such as requiring voter ID for absentee ballots as a major hurdle to “voters who are elderly, indigent, or from minority communities.”
Contrast that with the lack of Democratic concern that a vaccine passport would disproportionately discriminate against communities with high levels of vaccine hesitancy. COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy is shrinking in the United States, but there are still groups such as black Americans that have high percentages of people who do not plan to take the vaccine. In a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll, only 55 percent of black adults said they received or planned to receive their COVID-19 vaccine, while other groups such as Hispanics (61 percent) and whites (64 percent) were at least 6 percentage points more eager.
With no currently stated plans to accommodate those who might not be able to receive the vaccine due to other health conditions or allergies, a passport could automatically exclude people from activities or services they need or want simply because businesses require them.
This hasn’t stopped Democrats such as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who often touts racial equity, from investing resources into launching a platform for vaccine passes that will determine whether people can “attend sporting events, arts performances and more.”
While the White House claims to still be sorting out plans, press secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration wants to “encourage an open marketplace with a variety of private sector companies and nonprofit coalitions developing solutions” and “drive the market toward meeting public interest goals.”
Here are ten steps that we can do right now that will have an impact on things and help incite change.
- Shop local. Corporations have become activists. They are working against us. They are contributing in large amounts to organizations like Planned Parenthood and Act Blue. We need to look at what our dollars are going to, and not work against ourselves. I realize this is hard, but we must learn to change our buying habits so that we can push back against the plans of the enemy.
- Get active on the community level. Attend (and bring 10 people with you!)—town halls, city council meetings, school board meetings, and other like gatherings whenever possible. We have allowed a small group of people to steer the direction of this nation for too long. We can no longer let this happen. We have to be the squeaky wheel. We have to be engaged. We have to push back. We can never be the “silent majority” again.
- Live in and create alternative eco-systems. We have been “living” on social media platforms, consuming media, movies, and other entertainment that is designed to condition us and censor our commentary. NO MORE! We must come out from Babylon! Its time to have our own platforms where we will not be censored. We as believers should not be watching programs, News, and other content that is literally demonic and that influences us in a negative way. We are meant to be set apart. I am not against staying on Facebook/Twitter/etc. and reaching the lost, but I don’t think we should limit ourselves to the platforms that want to silence our voice. We have to fight for free speech. There needs to be this freedom to share our views, thoughts, beliefs, and values. We also need to understand that the news is propaganda.
- Alternative News/research. The mainstream corporate media is owned 90% by 6 corporations. The information they share is propagandized and pre-determined messaging that is designed to socially condition us and set us up to be controlled. We must understand this and find our content and information through researching and going to the “source documents”. Otherwise we will fall victim to their agenda. The Bible says we are to “test the spirits”. The modern-day media is equivalent to the ancient prophets of Baal.
- Fight for election integrity. What happened was the biggest crime our nation has ever seen. It’s bigger than Watergate. It is the biggest political theft our modern world has ever witnessed…and we can’t simply forget and move on. The world is watching. So, we have to keep praying for an expose’. That what was done in darkness will be brought to light. That justice will happen. That there will be some type of breakthrough where we will see those who perpetrated these acts, caught. The Bible says “what was done in darkness will be brought to light”. I don’t believe these people will ultimately get away with this. Too many are interceding. Fight for future voter integrity. Become poll watches, hold elected officials accountable, speak about what happened to others…don’t let this conversation die!
- The church must change. It’s time for America to have an encounter with God. We can never go back to apathy again. We cannot allow tyranny to take over. The church has the power to push back the spirit of anti-Christ. The enemy knows the power we have when we walk in the authority of God’s Holy Spirit. No more “celebrity” pastors. No more of the shenanigans we have seen in the Body of Christ for years. Its time we teach about repentance, the Blood of Jesus, the cross of Calvary, the WHOLE BIBLE and stop allowing the cancel culture to dictate what we preach on. No social justice warrior and other new fads should be infiltrating the church. Jesus is always relevant. We need to be the head and not the tail! Its time for the American Church to lead.
- Go to a remnant church/support remnant ministries. Many churches are silent on the most pressing issues of our time. That’s how we got to where we are. We have to really pray about if we are planted in the right place. Ask God and His Holy Spirit for direction. Mega-churches are not always bad, but often many of the larger churches also got that way because they are more motivational and do what the bibles says in ‘tickling ears” rather than preaching and teaching the full gospel. We need to be actively making disciples and making and impact on the community. We also need to get people: saved, set-free, healed and delivered in Jesus name!
- Don’t be afraid of politics! Pastor’s and churches must be engaged politically. We must also contact our elected officials. They need to hear from us. Our goal should be—They should literally know our name!
- Run for office if called. We need Christians to get active in these offices. From the city/local level all of the way to the highest offices.
- Make disciples. Have meetings and gatherings at your home or small business. Think outside of the box. This is a time unlike any other time. This is a time for the remnant to arise!
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