Is Being Canceled a Badge of Honor?


Armstrong Economics Blog/Opinion Re-Posted Jun 7, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

COMMENT: I find myself canceled. I think this is a new badge of honor!

Anonymous

REPLY: I fully agree. We are being targeted the same as those targeted by Stalin because he feared what they too thought and might be able to overthrow him. The New York Times supported Stalin as well.

Woke Disney


Posted Originally on GrrrGraphics.com on MAY 14, 2021 AT 10:09 AM

The Unhappiest Place On Earth!

I’ve never been to Disneyland or Disney World. I never had a desire to go—even as a kid. I did watch the usual classic Disney films and cartoons, however. My favorite cartoon was “Pinocchio,” and my favorite movie was “Darby O’Gill and the Little People.” Starring Sean Connery, no less.

Disney cartoons and films are now being censored by the company itself. Disney is ‘woke’ and teaching critical race theory to their employees.

Don’t take my word for it—click to read all about it here in the New York Post. 

Puritanical movements have occurred regularly throughout history. Condemnation, irrationality, book burning, and even death occurred. Yet this time it the puritanism is emanation not from some religious fanatic on the right, but rather the so called liberal left. The ‘woke’ are intolerant, censorious, accusatory, and paranoid. They see racism everywhere and white people must pay. Well, they may not pay to go to Disneyland or watch Disney products anymore. That’s a good thing.

—Ben Garrison

WHO is Corrupt Beyond Question


Armstrong Economics Blog/Corruption Re-Posted May 4, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

A lot of people are becoming whistleblowers. It is really astounding why people defend these measures, yet at the same time, they chastize capitalism as corrupt. Trump withdrew from the WHO and Biden rejoined. But if you look closely, Ronald Regan also withdrew from the WHO. This was not just a Trump thing. Bill Gates is the #2 funder of the WHO behind only Biden. The conflicts of interest abound and the lack of any transparency is unimaginable. There is no government defending the people, so we really have nobody to turn to. Even the majority of the press refuses to report on the WHO and the World Economic Forum.

CBS 60 Minutes also Engaging in Fake News to Steer the Country LEFT


Armstrong Economics Blog/Press Re-Posted May 4, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

All of the mainstream media is now conspiring against We the People. Can’t these journalists see what they are doing to the country?

Biden Administration Deny Parking Permit for Rolling Thunder Patriots, Ending 32-Year Tradition


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on April 30, 2021 | Sundance | 37 Comments

American flags, veterans, patriotism, pride in America, courage, pride, honor, strength… all the things represented by the motorcycle group known as “Rolling Thunder” who have traditionally rallied on Memorial Day in Washington DC.  Unfortunately, all those adjectives are also things the intolerant leftists hate… So the Biden administration denies the group a parking permit.

WASHINGTON (7News) — The U.S. Department of Defense has denied a parking permit to the American Veterans or AmVets to stage a rallying point at the Pentagon ending a 32-year-old tradition on Memorial Day weekend for Rolling To Remember.

Now AmVets will try and secure RFK Stadium as an alternative staging area.

AmVets Executive Director Joe Chenelly tells the 7 News I-Team he received a call from the Pentagon Friday afternoon saying “A gentleman at the Pentagon told me that after careful consideration, our permit application was denied. He said considerations involved the continued spread of COVID-19 in the region and the nature of our event being that we are proposing a large gathering for an extended period of time.”

The Pentagon released a statement Friday night that read:

“Unfortunately, the department has disapproved AMVETS permit request. The department took into careful consideration all aspects of AMVETS request, to include the current Health Protection Condition status on the Pentagon Reservation; substantial community transmission of COVID-19 in Arlington County, Virginia; number of Americans fully vaccinated across the nation; nature of this event with its decreased ability to maintain physical distance; and large crowds in one location for an extended period of time. This event draws national attention and participation; therefore the risk of exposure from participants from other communities extends well beyond the National Capital Region.” (read more)

Memorial Day 2020 Below:

DHS Begins Internal Investigation to Identify Dangerous Employees with Patriotic Perspectives, aka “Domestic Extremists”


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on April 26, 2021 | Sundance | 213 Comments

The internal investigation by JoeBama’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) serves two purposes.  [Memo Link Here]  First, it will identify anyone with nationalist outlooks and/or ‘America First’ ideology; in essence it will identify JoeBama’s political enemies (those that didn’t vote for Biden).

Second, it will send a chill through the ranks within all DHS agencies to quiet any dissent to the approved leftist approach (the DHS political agenda).  This is essentially putting DHS through the same process previously deployed against the FBI during Robert Mueller and James Comey’s terms. Eliminate any and all opposition to the JoeBama agenda.

(Memo Link – DHS Announcement and Notification)

As the notification from DHS explains, the investigation is already underway (See Here)  “At the direction of the Secretary, a cross-Departmental working group comprised of senior officials will immediately begin a comprehensive review of how to best prevent, detect, and respond to threats related to domestic violent extremism within DHS. This internal team, which will be led by the Department’s Chief Security Officer, will produce a report with recommendations for the Secretary on how best to identify and respond to threats.

It doesn’t take a deep political thinker to understand exactly what DHS is attempting to do.  They need to cement as many leftists, communists and radical left-wing perspectives as quickly as possible.  To accomplish this they need to remove any internal opposition to the plan.

Remember, DHS runs just about everything you encounter now with federal law enforcement, including Transportation Safety Administration.  This internal purge is needed in order to support a fully weaponized police state.  [Insert COVID passport here]

They have already announced similar programs being deployed against Americans; and the FBI is currently promoting the incarceration of anyone suspected of attending the January 6th DC rally.  This effort by DHS is more of the same…

And don’t forget the United States Postal Service is also operating their own investigation into Americans, using their technical capability and their own police force… Now tie today’s announcement with: “DHS Preparing to Use Private Contractors to “Scour Public Data and Social Media” To Compile Dissident Citizens for Watch List and No Fly Lists“…. what is described in the Yahoo article about the USPS; and what is described in the DHS memo; is almost identical to what we previously outlined.

Yahoo –  The law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service has been quietly running a program that tracks and collects Americans’ social media posts, including those about planned protests, according to a document obtained by Yahoo News.

The details of the surveillance effort, known as iCOP, or Internet Covert Operations Program, have not previously been made public. The work involves having analysts trawl through social media sites to look for what the document describes as “inflammatory” postings and then sharing that information across government agencies.  (read more)

Now compare that description to what we previously outlined:

Treehouse – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now getting ready to hire public companies, individual contractors outside government, to scour public data and social media in order to provide information for the new “domestic terror watch lists.”  From the description it appears DHS is going to pay “big tech” (Google, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, SnapChat, Twitter, etc.), via contracts, to hire and organize internal monitoring teams to assist the government by sending information on citizens they deem “dangerous.”  (read more)

The Treehouse citation included the following NBC article.

[…] DHS is planning to expand its relationships with companies that scour public data for intelligence, one of the senior officials said, and also to better harness the vast trove of data it already collects on Americans, including travel and commercial data through Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Coast Guard, the Secret Service and other DHS components. (read more)

…It’s all part of the same program, with the same intents.

Mad Max, Beyond ThunderDumb


Posted originally on GrrrGraphics.com APR 20, 2021 AT 11:52 AM

Who runs BLM Town?

Mad Maxine Waters opened up her capricious maw and out came calls for civil unrest and riots if  BLM didn’t get the conviction they wanted from the Derek Chauvin trial.

“I know this, we’ve got to stay in the streets,” Waters said to a group of activists. “We are looking for a guilty verdict.”

“If nothing does not happen then we have to not only stay in the streets but we have to fight for justice,” she continued. “I am very hopeful and I hope that we are going to get a verdict that is guilty, guilty, guilty and if we don’t, we cannot go away.”

Waters hoisted herself on her own petard. Mad Max has given the defense in the trial a reason to call for the case to be overturned.

The judge acknowledged the influence of Mad Max’s unhinged rantings have done to the jury members who were not sequestered;

“I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned.”

Riots do not replace the run of law. Although it seems like they have for the last four years with Soros funded Burn Loot Murder setting Democrat Blue Cities crumbling under arson and constant riots and looting.

This is not America. This is a third world country.

Even in the Democratic party where lunacy is rewarded, a few Democrats are upset with the unhinged Mad Max’s comments although Nancy Pelosi, Democrat Speaker of the house, won’t condemn or censor Waters.

Reminder- the Democrats put Trump through a second impeachment claiming Trump called for “insurrection” and civil violence. When Democrat congresswoman Maxine Waters actually calls for riots and violence….crickets.

Maxine Waters is a national embarrassment to the state of California and our country. She should be stripped her of the chairmanship to the House Financial Services Committee and removed from office, and in a just world, arrested for insurrection and inciting violence.

But don’t bet the farm on that. Nothing will happen unless WE MAKE IT HAPPEN!

The time is NOW

—Grrrteam

Public Corporate Political Activism is Fraud & Should Be DELISTED from Exchanges


Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted Apr 21, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

QUESTION: Would you cut off a corporate client who is endorsing this WOKE movement?

LD

ANSWER: Any corporation seeking to take out models while joining Schwab’s Stakeholder Corporate Activism can seek forecasting elsewhere. If Big Tech can have guidelines that justify stopping people from speaking or posting, then we too can adopt “community guidelines” because enough is enough. I have NO INTENTION of providing any assistance to any corporation that has joined Schwab in becoming a political activist. I personally think shareholders have a right to bring a lawsuit against the company and to remove all directors using corporate funds for their own political agenda. That, to me, is called FRAUD! Politics has no place in our sports any more than it does in the boardroom. Any company that allows its directors to use corporate funds to further their personal political agenda has no business in our economy.

The only time corporate activism is remotely justified is when some policy directly impacts the business of that corporation. Woke culture has nothing to do with the economy. I believe any public corporation engaged in “stakeholder economics” and political activism is at the personal decision of its directors, which is a violation of their fiduciary duty to their shareholders, and as such, should be DELISTED from any exchange!

Woke Culture Going Insane


Armstrong Economics Blog/Corruption Re-Posted Apr 19, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

Ok, the Associated Press Stylebook has joined the woke crowd. They now have said that a “mistress” to a married man can no longer be called a “mistress,” but “companion, friend or lover.” I think many wives prefer “homewrecker” or just “bitch.” Meanwhile, realtors are told to no longer call the master bedroom “master” because that symbolizes slavery and it should be called the “primary” bedroom.

Kids in New York City schools have been told not to refer to their parents as “parents, mother, or father,” because that will offend some who is an orphan. I suppose the new title should be my “Thing One” and “Thing Two,” but perhaps that might offend those who have a thing in the box as in the “Adam’s Family.” So if you are married with a “mistress” on the side, she is now your “second companion,” and your wife is now your “first companion” in a divorce setting. Does this all change sexual harassment to unsolicited companionship? I guess next it will be wrong to call a politician corrupt. He is just someone who avoids responsibility! Perhaps we have to revise the entire legal system thanks to woke culture!

One Parent of New York City Indoctrination School Has Had Enough


Posted originally on the conservative tree house April 17, 2021 | Sundance | 101 Comments

Brearley is a private all-girls school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City.  Tuition costs $54,000 a year and prospective families apparently have to take an “anti-racism pledge” to be considered for admission.  However, one family has had enough of the indoctrination machine and penned an eloquent letter explaining their reason for removing their daughter.

April 13, 2021 

Dear Fellow Brearley Parents, 

Our family recently made the decision not to reenroll our daughter at Brearley for the 2021-22 school year. She has been at Brearley for seven years, beginning in kindergarten. In short, we no longer believe that Brearley’s administration and Board of Trustees have any of our children’s best interests at heart. Moreover, we no longer have confidence that our daughter will receive the quality of education necessary to further her development into a critically thinking, responsible, enlightened, and civic minded adult. I write to you, as a fellow parent, to share our reasons for leaving the Brearley community but also to urge you to act before the damage to the school, to its community, and to your own child’s education is irreparable. 

It cannot be stated strongly enough that Brearley’s obsession with race must stop. It should be abundantly clear to any thinking parent that Brearley has completely lost its way. The administration and the Board of Trustees have displayed a cowardly and appalling lack of leadership by appeasing an anti-intellectual, illiberal mob, and then allowing the school to be captured by that same mob. What follows are my own personal views on Brearley’s antiracism initiatives, but these are just a handful of the criticisms that I know other parents have expressed. 

I object to the view that I should be judged by the color of my skin. I cannot tolerate a school that not only judges my daughter by the color of her skin, but encourages and instructs her to prejudge others by theirs. By viewing every element of education, every aspect of history, and every facet of society through the lens of skin color and race, we are desecrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and utterly violating the movement for which such civil rights leaders believed, fought, and died. 

I object to the charge of systemic racism in this country, and at our school. Systemic racism, properly understood, is segregated schools and separate lunch counters. It is the interning of Japanese and the exterminating of Jews. Systemic racism is unequivocally not a small number of isolated incidences over a period of decades. Ask any girl, of any race, if they have ever experienced insults from friends, have ever felt slighted by teachers or have ever suffered the occasional injustice from a school at which they have spent up to 13 years of their life, and you are bound to hear grievances, some petty, some not. We have not had systemic racism against Blacks in this country since the civil rights reforms of the 1960s, a period of more than 50 years. To state otherwise is a flat-out misrepresentation of our country’s history and adds no understanding to any of today’s societal issues. If anything, longstanding and widespread policies such as affirmative action, point in precisely the opposite direction. 

I object to a definition of systemic racism, apparently supported by Brearley, that any educational, professional, or societal outcome where Blacks are underrepresented is prima facie evidence of the aforementioned systemic racism, or of white supremacy and oppression. Facile and unsupported beliefs such as these are the polar opposite to the intellectual and scientific truth for which Brearley claims to stand. Furthermore, I call bullshit on Brearley’s oft-stated assertion that the school welcomes and encourages the truly difficult and uncomfortable conversations regarding race and the roots of racial discrepancies. 

I object to the idea that Blacks are unable to succeed in this country without aid from government or from whites. Brearley, by adopting critical race theory, is advocating the abhorrent viewpoint that Blacks should forever be regarded as helpless victims, and are incapable of success regardless of their skills, talents, or hard work. What Brearley is teaching our children is precisely the true and correct definition of racism. 

I object to mandatory anti-racism training for parents, especially when presented by the rent-seeking charlatans of Pollyanna. These sessions, in both their content and delivery, are so sophomoric and simplistic, so unsophisticated and inane, that I would be embarrassed if they were taught to Brearley kindergarteners. They are an insult to parents and unbecoming of any educational institution, let alone one of Brearley’s caliber. 

I object to Brearley’s vacuous, inappropriate, and fanatical use of words such as “equity,” “diversity” and “inclusiveness.” If Brearley’s administration was truly concerned about so-called “equity,” it would be discussing the cessation of admissions preferences for legacies, siblings, and those families with especially deep pockets. If the administration was genuinely serious about “diversity,” it would not insist on the indoctrination of its students, and their families, to a single mindset, most reminiscent of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Instead, the school would foster an environment of intellectual openness and freedom of thought. And if Brearley really cared about “inclusiveness,” the school would return to the concepts encapsulated in the motto “One Brearley,” instead of teaching the extraordinarily divisive idea that there are only, and always, two groups in this country: victims and oppressors. 

l object to Brearley’s advocacy for groups and movements such as Black Lives Matter, a Marxist, anti family, heterophobic, anti-Asian and anti-Semitic organization that neither speaks for the majority of the Black community in this country, nor in any way, shape or form, represents their best interests. 

I object to, as we have been told time and time again over the past year, that the school’s first priority is the safety of our children. For goodness sake, Brearley is a school, not a hospital! The number one priority of a school has always been, and always will be, education. Brearley’s misguided priorities exemplify both the safety culture and “cover-your-ass” culture that together have proved so toxic to our society and have so damaged the mental health and resiliency of two generations of children, and counting. 

I object to the gutting of the history, civics, and classical literature curriculums. I object to the censorship of books that have been taught for generations because they contain dated language potentially offensive to the thin-skinned and hypersensitive (something that has already happened in my daughter’s 4th grade class). I object to the lowering of standards for the admission of students and for the hiring of teachers. I object to the erosion of rigor in classwork and the escalation of grade inflation. Any parent with eyes open can foresee these inevitabilities should antiracism initiatives be allowed to persist. 

We have today in our country, from both political parties, and at all levels of government, the most unwise and unvirtuous leaders in our nation’s history. Schools like Brearley are supposed to be the training grounds for those leaders. Our nation will not survive a generation of leadership even more poorly educated than we have now, nor will we survive a generation of students taught to hate its own country and despise its history. 

Lastly, I object, with as strong a sentiment as possible, that Brearley has begun to teach what to think, instead of how to think. I object that the school is now fostering an environment where our daughters, and our daughters’ teachers, are afraid to speak their minds in class for fear of “consequences.” I object that Brearley is trying to usurp the role of parents in teaching morality, and bullying parents to adopt that false morality at home. I object that Brearley is fostering a divisive community where families of different races, which until recently were part of the same community, are now segregated into two. These are the reasons why we can no longer send our daughter to Brearley. 

Over the past several months, I have personally spoken to many Brearley parents as well as parents of children at peer institutions. It is abundantly clear that the majority of parents believe that Brearley’s antiracism policies are misguided, divisive, counterproductive and cancerous. Many believe, as I do, that these policies will ultimately destroy what was until recently, a wonderful educational institution. But as I am sure will come as no surprise to you, given the insidious cancel culture that has of late permeated our society, most parents are too fearful to speak up. 

But speak up you must. There is strength in numbers and I assure you, the numbers are there. Contact the administration and the Board of Trustees and demand an end to the destructive and anti-intellectual claptrap known as antiracism. And if changes are not forthcoming then demand new leadership. For the sake of our community, our city, our country and most of all, our children, silence is no longer an option. 

Respectfully,

Andrew Gutmann