Chauvin Trial – A Political Nightmare


Armstrong Economics Blog/Rule of Law Re-Posted Apr 20, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

While the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all charges, he faces a maximum of 75 years in prison but what he would face is probably the hardest time of all. Why? Being a cop, he will be a target in prison and highly likely to be killed. Thus, they will probably keep him in special housing – protective custody. He will probably wish he got the death sentence for death will be a far easier way to do your time.

Most people would have said guilty even if this were not a politically charged case. But the real problem is all the political comments such as Maxime Waters. With politicians commenting before the verdict and even Biden saying he hoped the jury would make the right decision, there is no way he actually had a fair trial under the law and that can keep the case alive for probably the next decade. In the real world, he would be entitled to a new trial. But this is such a national case, it is hard to expect judges to actually rule according to the law. They would run the personal risk of people claiming they are protecting a racist.

This of course has nothing to do with his actual guilt or innocence. It would have been such a simple matter for politicians to just refuse to comment before the verdict. Most politicians reacted AFTER the verdict which is the way it should have been. That would have killed any appeal concerning the denial of a fair trial. Often, in a high-profile case, the trial might be moved to another court outside the area. But this is a national case so that stands little hope of finding an area that would be unfamiliar.

While in any other case, a defendant would probably win a mistrial motion. But in this case, it is hard to see how a judge would rule in Chauvin’s favor for a new trial without risking their own lives and that of their family. It is not a question of being innocent. It is just a question when politicians do not understand they have to keep their mouths shut and let the jury decide the case – that is what the Constitution is all about.  While there will be appeals, I doubt he will win a new trial.

Columbus Ohio Release Body Cam Footage of Police Officer Shooting 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant Just Before She Stabbed a Woman


Posted originally on the conservative tree house April 20, 2021 | Sundance | 226 Comments

Police officers were called to the 3100 block of Legion Lane, north of Chatterton Road, in Columbus, Ohio, just after 4:30 pm for a disturbance call.  When police arrived 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant (black female) was in the process of attempting to stab one woman with a knife and then attempting to stab a second woman (see screengrab below).  One officer opened fire, Ma’khia Bryant was shot and killed.

Columbus police released the bodycam footage from the shooting.

Wow, Provocateur in Chief Joe Biden Says “I Hope The Jury Reaches The Right Verdict” in Chauvin Trial


Posted originally on the conservative tree house April 20, 2021 | Sundance | 223 Comments

JoeBama injected the advance racial narrative today giving support and cover for rioters in Minnesota if the outcome of the verdict in the Chauvin trial is not the “right” one according to his own views.   Biden stated during media remarks: “I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict, which I think is overwhelming in my view.”

To be clear, the intent of these remarks is to give cover to those who will take to the streets and riot if the jury does not “reach the right verdict”…

This is sociopathic level political manipulation by the Obama Chicago crew; the real team behind the administration.   Continuing to push the ‘anger games’ in the United States is an ongoing effort of the Obama-minded leftists and communist activist groups who support them.

FULL ANALYSIS – In 2020 President Trump visited a vandalized St. John’s church in Washington DC. Democrats and national media immediately declared it a stunt, a “photo op”. However, at exactly the same time President Trump was visiting St. Johns’, candidate Joe Biden was visiting Bethel AME church in Wilmington, Delaware, and the media were very careful to avoid labeling this captured moment:

Like the organized riots, looting and subsequent media political constructs, the Biden (actually Obama team) strategy was heavily scripted and not organic.  From the moment representative James Clyburn aligned his AME church network with Barack Obama’s Chicago machine there was a strategy at work.

Clyburn uses the old-fashioned racial playbook through the AME church network.  The AME network includes Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.  Meanwhile Obama historically used the modern race-based network: the Nation of Islam and New Black Panther Party.  The NoI and NBPP are also allied with DNC Chairman Tom Perez.

Tom Perez was the head of the DOJ Civil Rights Division… which is not coincidental because the election of 2020 is the second time both networks have merged upon, and attempted to activate, the Black Lives Matter crowd.  The first time they merged was in Orlando and Miami during the 2012 “Justice for Trayvon” movement.

Black Lives Matter came out of the organization known as “The Dream Defenders”.  The defenders were the younger generational version of the civil rights AME network.

In 2012/2013 President Obama and Tom Perez were able to blend the Dream Defenders into an alignment with Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam, and the New Black Panther Party.

As an outcome of a more bitter ideology, the Dream Defenders became more antagonistic and combative when they launched the rebranded version, ‘Black Lives Matter’.

The newly blended Black Lives Matter network had their first heavy visibility with the “Justice for Mike Brown” movement that destroyed Ferguson, Missouri.

After the Mike Brown pretense collapsed the BLM group moved to Baltimore to exploit the false narrative that surrounded the death of Freddie Gray.

Baltimore was then set ablaze with the leadership of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake who famously said it was important to give the riot crowd “space to destroy.”

While BLM was fulfilling their role as on-the-street activists, the parents of Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown were making financial trips through the AME church network.

AME holds the faith-based role while advancing an older and more traditional generational approach toward racial grievance.  The BLM message targets a younger generation with guilt and influence to break windows and riots on behalf of ‘social justice’.   To achieve their common goal each group agreed to, or should I say: ‘learned to‘, stay in their lane.

When Jesse Jackson and/or Al Sharpton made independent moves toward the younger BLM activists they were ridiculed and dispatched.  Lessons were learned.  The older race hustlers now stick to the AME crowd where there is a generational respect.

♦SLIGHTED – Despite Barack Obama leaning heavily on the AME network in ’07/’08, by the time you get to ’12/’13, without re-election needs, the AME was less valued.  The open preference for Obama toward the BLM team was visible.  After reelection in 2012 team Obama shifted toward expanding political influence through the Latino community.

Tom Perez and President Obama sought to assemble another race-based coalition with hopes they could merge Latinos (La Raza) with BLM.  However, all of this focus on BLM and the “dreamers” created a problem.  Without maintenance of the social network the AME connection to the Obama-controlled DNC started to fray.

Obama’s focus on a youth movement meant Democrats were taking AME support for granted.  Worse yet, the older AME activists gained nothing from the modern Obama coalition; ‘gaining nothing’ means financial benefits were diminished.

Without their traditional/customary indulgence fees the national AME leadership network, the racial patriarchs of the democrat party, were not happy.

The financial disappointment shows up in many visible ways throughout 2015 and 2016, but the most visible way was in September 2016 during the all black Baptist Convention in Kansas City Missouri. (see here)

There were 25,000 participants at the KC Convention and Hillary Clinton was scheduled to deliver the keynote address.  When it came time for her speech only around ten percent of the general session audience showed up.

It was the first visible sign the AME network leadership was not at all happy with the modern DNC party apparatus as constructed by the new Obama coalition.

The AME network felt slighted and they literally left Clinton with tens-of-thousands of empty seats at the convention.  CTH noticed but the media mostly ignored.  Those of you around at the time will remember the CTH position after this convention optic was the 2016 election looked solid for Donald Trump.

LESSON LEARNED – Fast forward to just before Super Tuesday 2020.  Bernie Sanders has momentum, and is about to become unstoppable.  Bernie was a threat to remove DNC leadership power the same way Trump removed RNC party power in 2016.

Party power is money; billions from the big club at stake.  Now we see why it was critical for Team Obama (BLM) and the AME team to unite quickly that Super-Tuesday weekend; which is exactly what they did.

While James Clyburn quickly notified the AME network, former President Barack Obama activated his control over the DNC network; and signaled to all other primary candidates they needed to drop out in a designed sequence.  The DNC Club made offers they could not refuse.  Remember, club rules.

James Clyburn delivered on his end (AME), and Obama delivered on his (DNC/BLM).  The rest is history.  However, within that history is also a realization that all the alignment means nothing if they don’t successfully activate the network.  That unified activation is exactly what is happening now in the U.S.

The BLM team has been reactivated back onto the streets to create the Alinsky inspired chaos.  Meanwhile the AME team openly embraced Joe Biden and push heavily for his election.  As a result the optics of Joe Biden taking a knee at Bethel AME church were heavily scripted, carefully planned and ironically very appropriate.

The media narrative became “everyone must take a knee.” Note: the DNC network always use three-word phrases: “Hope and Change”, “Take A Knee” etc.

Without the AME network Joe Biden did not stand a chance.  For all intents and purposes James Clyburn was/is calling all the shots.   Clyburn was also the one to approve of Obama’s choice for Biden’s vice-president, Kamala Harris.  The tone-deaf and arrogant lessons from Hillary in 2016 loomed heavy as leverage and as a stark reminder of just how important Clyburn was to Obama’s plan to install Joe Biden.  The AME network will not let the DNC forget it.

The message from James Clyburn to DNC Chairman Tom Perez, and by extension to Barack Obama, was really simple: without me you would have been dealing with Bernie Sanders, and the DNC would be on the brink of disassembly…  so ‘take a knee.’

Obama doesn’t care so long as the larger goals are achieved.  Advance radical leftist policies, destroy the American capitalistic system and fundamentally change the United States by diminishing it, while simultaneously keeping all the wealth under the control of an elite group of aligned interests.

That’s the longer term goal.

Now we watch Minneapolis for what comes next….

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!

Two Black Teenagers Who Killed Pakistani Immigrant During Carjacking Receive Plea Deal for No Prison Time


Posted originally on the conservative tree house April 5, 2021 | Sundance | 220 Comments

A horrific crime late last month as two black teenage girls in Washington DC were charged with murder following their attack on an Uber-eats driver, 66-year-old Pakistani immigrant, Mohammad Anwar. The event was caught on camera by a bystander. They assaulted Anwar with a stun gun and then proceeded to steal his car while he tried to stop them.

The suspects, ages 13 and 15, stand accused of attacking the driver inside his car as he was driving near Nationals Park in the southeast section of Washington DC. Despite having a long rap-sheet of prior criminal activity, in a stunning display of prosecutorial conduct today it is reported the teens reached the plea deal with prosecutors that would ensure they are not incarcerated past the age of 21 nor placed in a prison facility.

(Via Daily Mail) Two girls, ages 13 and 15, who were charged with the murder and carjacking of a Pakistani immigrant killed last month while working at his job delivering food in Washington, DC, have reportedly reached a plea deal with prosecutors. 

[…] According to The Washington Post, Lindemann gave no indication that her office would try to transfer the older teen’s case to adult court. Under DC law, the 13-year-old could not be prosecuted as an adult due to her age.  The judge set the next court date for April 20 to discuss the status of the case.

A video of the incident shows the encounter unfolding in a minute and a half, ending with Anwar’s Honda Accord on its side, the girls climbing out and a fatally injured Anwar sprawled and motionless on the sidewalk. (read more)

Reverse the races and this plea agreement would be considered enough to create riots…

Ideological Follower of Louis Farrakhan Attacks White House, One Officer Killed – Capitol Hill Police Cannot Find Motive, Media Deflect Identity of Suspect


Posted originally on the conservative tree house April 2, 2021 | Sundance | 310 Comments

A follower of Louis Farrakhan named Noah Green attacked the White House and Capitol Complex earlier today killing one police officer and wounding another.  The suspect rammed his vehicle into a police barricade before exiting the vehicle with a knife and being shot by responding officers.

Had this been a white male suspect the manipulative narrative about the need for capitol hill security would have been the preferred narrative of the media.  However, with the race and ideological characteristics of the disturbed suspect now identified by independent sources, all useful pretense will be dropped and the story will disappear soon.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A motorist rammed a vehicle into U.S. Capitol police on Friday and brandished a knife, killing one officer and injuring another and forcing the Capitol complex to lock down in an attack that police said did not immediately appear to be terrorism-related.

Police responded by firing on the suspect, who died.

Yogananda Pittman, acting chief of the United States Capitol Police, told a news conference that he drove into the officers then hit a barricade and got out of the car, lunging at them with a knife in his hand.

One officer was killed and the other was injured, she said.

“It does not appear to be terrorism-related but obviously we’ll continue to investigate,” said Robert Contee, acting chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington.  Police said the suspect was unknown to them, they had yet to determine what had motivated him, and they did not identify him.

“Clearly this was someone who was actively trying to just get at whoever or whatever – we just don’t know right now, so we have a responsibility to investigate that to get to the bottom of this. Whether the attack was at law enforcement, or whoever, we have a responsibility to get to the bottom of it and we’ll do that,” Contee said. (read more)

Education Creating Decivilization


Armstrong Economics Blog/Education Re-Posted Mar 17, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

While those supporting the Great Reset are all about preventing any movement that requires people to drive with fossil-fueled vehicles, they are deliberately ignoring the social cost to children. The Washington Post, which is so left they would fail a sobriety test unable to walk a straight line, wrote: “A year later, a rethinking is underway, with a growing sense that some changes may last.”

While the grade-school level of under 13 is less stressed about virtual school, they are at risk of losing social skills. However, what makes a civilization function is the very fact that people come together. Divide them to work and live in isolation, you also risk losing the very essence of humanity. I can personally say working in a trading room was ALWAYS better than in isolation. Besides the comradery, there was always a synergy that emerged that was greater than the sum of the individuals.

There has been a surge in student suicides nationwide. I was walking the beach and was talking to a man standing there while his two teenage boys were paddleboarding. He asked if I was a native Floridian. I laughed and said I think I have only met one such person. We are all transplants from other states. He then told me he left New York and moved here because his two boys were so depressed he feared that they were becoming suicidal. To teenagers, sports maybe everything from scholarships or dreams of becoming the next famous sports jock. He said he moved here to save the mental health of his children.

I have to say, he is not the first parent to tell me the same thing. This “save the planet” push to use COVID as an excuse to change society is very serious. These people are fixated on a single objective and are ignoring everything else. Economists do not help when all they want to talk about is socialism, fairness, and equality. Anyone daring to question lockdowns suffers a huge backlash despite the fact that lockdowns have failed to prove effective and have never before been is in 6,000 years of recorded history.

The Guardian has put out the truth, perhaps ahead of schedule. There are those pushing for lockdowns every two years to meet the Paris requirement of zero CO2. Everyone’s future is to change and they never once allowed anyone to ever vote on this agenda nor have they been honest about what the agenda entails.

The virtual school has the danger of creating the exact opposite of the reason that builds civilization. Empires rise with global warming and decline with global cooling when people become more isolated. Welcome to the future these people are creating all to stop climate change which is a normal cycle since the climate has always changed.

There are Shara cave paintings that show what is a desert today was once lush and filled with animals. I suppose there must be time travel where a bunch of people took their SUVs back in time and changed the climate then as well.

Is It Time for Red States To Start Using Their Power to Nullify Federal Law?


Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 13, 2021 | Sundance | 343 Comments

My personal opinion is yes, it is far beyond time.  Factually, I have supported a total 50 state nullification process since 2005 when I realized Wall Street was in full operational control over Washington DC.  Once you accept that Globalists are writing U.S. legislation and laws; and once you accept they are paying DC politicians for the passage of those laws; then they are supporting politicians who will advance those laws by changing the judicial branch; then you begin to follow events to their logical conclusion, and the necessary cleaving of a freedom loving electorate becomes clear.

When you consider that Blue States and regions have been nullifying federal laws for decades (marijuana legalization, sanctuary cities, immigration policies, etc), the question arises about whether it is indeed time to complete the cleaving and for Red States to begin the same nullification process.

Ultimately and thankfully due to the wisdom of our founding fathers, this fail-safe approach is outlined within the constitution and applied through the tenth amendment.

Today, Steve Baldwin at American Thinker makes the argument the time is now for Red States to begin nullifying federal law by simply refusing to abide by the unconstitutional dictates of the federal government. [READ HERE]  From my own perspective, in the final analysis, the constitutional nullification process has always been a source of hope and optimism.

We are a divided nation.  Accept the division and act accordingly…. because we either ACT or we will be ACTED upon.

AMERICAN THINKER – […] states will be reluctant to invoke nullification but the alternative would be to watch our constitutional rights be trashed by leftists.  The MAGA movement in the Red States needs to became active in urging legislators and governors to start reclaiming their constitutional powers and begin nullifying illegal Federal law.  

Once states are engaged in nullifying federal laws, I believe we will witness what I call the “great migration” in which conservatives will leave blue states to live in red states and vice-versa.  And yes, this could lead to a peaceful balkanization of America in which the Red states become redder and the Blue states become bluer, but this is not our fault. (CONTINUE READING)

Kash Patel Discusses The Dangerous Politicization of Our Military


Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 13, 2021 | Sundance | 102 Comments

Intellectual Froglegs, Rebel Alliance Edition: “DC vs America”


Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 12, 2021 | Sundance | 22 Comments

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In addition to the parallels to the tyranny of 1776— you need only look back to 2008-2010 to see near identical tactics and narratives (voter fraud, racism everywhere, open borders, pandemic planning, government over-reach)…  not only by the left… but more importantly the duplicitous GOP.  The only difference—is the left is louder and more aggressive, the destructive issues are the same.”

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