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Left’s War on People of Faith

Almost exactly one year ago today, January 18, 2018, NJ Senator Cory Booker used his position as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to force Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen to listen  his “tears of rage” diatribe upon hearing Senator Durbin’s claim that President Trump described some nations like Haiti as “sh*tholes”.

So pleased was Senator Booker with his performance that he posted the video of his performance on Twitter with the words “When ignorance and bigotry are allied with power, it’s a dangerous force in our country. To not stand up to this; to be silent— is to be a part of the problem.”

The Democrats are indeed adept at not being silent when acts of bigotry target minorities. And they often do so without regard to whether these acts are real, imagined, or  manufactured for partisan advantage. 

However, when ‘the dangerous force of ignorance and bigotry’ rages  not against people of color but against people of faith, Democrats often put aside their “tears of rage.” In fact, they are often more than “a part of the problem,” they are the problem itself. 

Putting aside the false notion that President Trump calling Haiti a sh*thole is racist — Haiti is not a race, and one can express contempt for a nation such as Haiti, Russia, Venezuela, and North Korea without being racist against the people who live in that nation — one wonders why there would be “tears of rage” over an alleged diss of a Caribbean country when similar insults against other nations barely elicit a whisper of discontent. 

For example, imagine if there was only one Black nation on Earth — let’s call it Wakanda — and that this nation was an important American ally, but there was a conservative movement to boycott and alienate this nation. 

Imagine if President Trump walked out of a meeting with the president of Wakanda, forcing him to sit alone in a White House meeting room while President Trump had dinner with his family. 

Imagine if the Wakandan president addressed Congress to plea against a deal that President Trump had engineered that would give an enemy nation a clear pathway to obtaining the weapons needed to bring about that destruction, and 56 Republicans refused to even listen.

Or imagine if President Trump and other prominent Republicans had an apparent friendly relationship with a rabid racist who leads crowds in chants of “Death to Wakanda!” and calls Wakandans “termites.”

One would think that if these scenarios were true President Trump and his fellow Republicans would be guilty of “ignorance and bigotry,” I’d imagine. One might even join Senator Booker in seeping “tears of rage.”

But didn’t President Obama walk out of a meeting with Israeli President Netanyahu? Didn’t 56 Democrats skip Netanyahu’s 2015 address to Congress against the Irani Deal? Haven’t President Obama, the Congressional Black Caucus, and other prominent Democrats embraced Louis Farrakhan

Furthermore, isn’t there a BDS movement? 

BDS — Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions — is a movement that calls for a boycott of Israel, those who do business with Israel, and even those who do business with those who do business with Israel. Purportedly it is designed to pressure Israel into better treatment of Palestinians, yet many see it as an anti-Semitic attack upon Israel to delegitimize it. 

Given that there is ample evidence that Palestinians are treated relatively well by Israel, including the fact that the Palestinian population in Israel is rapidly increasing despite claims that Israel is committing genocide against them, and are certainly better treated than say Venezuelans are treated by Venezuela or Cubans are treated by Cuba, the latter point — that it is a sign of anti-Semitism — seems to hold. Yet, BDS is only concerned with the Jews, to put it bluntly.

However, BDS is becoming increasingly popular within Democratic party, one that is supported by new stars like Alexandra Ocasio Cortez, Andrew Gillum, Rashida Tlaib, Stacey Abrams, and Ilhan Omar. 

T.his is primarily because the Democratic Socialists of America, which has been dominating Progressive politics, are themselves rabid BDS supporters

And I’ll add that Congresswoman Tlaib confirmed the suspicion of many about BDS anti-Semitism when she tweeted that those who oppose a recent anti-BDS bill “forgot what country they represent.” 

Given the history of American Jews being accused of being more loyal to Israel than the United States, this may be at minimum an example of what the Left tirelessly calls “a dogwhistle” to anti-Semites. 

For more evidence of the anti-Semitism in the Progressive movement one need only witness the notoriety surrounding the Women’s March, whose most well-known leaders — Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, and Linda Sarsour —  are open supporters of Mr. Farrakhan and clearly hate Jews.

This account from Women’s March member Evvie Harmon of a conversation that involved Ms. Mallory, Ms. Perez and Vanessa Wrible, who is a fellow Women’s March member and is Jewish, is both disturbing and telling.  

Ms. Harmon said:

“I suddenly realized that Tamika and Carmen were facing Vanessa [Wruble], who was sitting on a couch, and berating her—but it wasn’t about her being white. It was about her being Jewish. ‘Your people this, your people that.’ I was raised in the South and the language that was used is language that I’m very used to hearing in rural South Carolina. Just instead of against black people, against Jewish people. They even said to her ‘your people hold all the wealth.’ You could hear a pin drop. It was awful.”

Progressive anti-Semitism is not new. As Philip Spencer writes:

“This first became a serious problem on the left in the late 19th century, as antisemitism first became a political force in the modern world. Some on the left flirted with the response that there might be something progressive about antisemitism: that it was a kind of anti-capitalism, however crude.”

Nor is Progressive antisemitism unique to the United States.  Part of Hugo Chavez’s campaign to be Venezuela’s president for life was an assault against Jews, who he called “descendants of those who crucified Jesus Christ.” 

And, of course, there are some individuals on the right who are very likely bigots, such as the well-rebuked Congressman Steve King.  (See here, here, and here).

However, it is unfortunate that our media rarely discuss bigotry from the Left, and do so primarily when they think they can use it as a hammer to bludgeon the right

We witnessed such a bludgeoning on President Trump after Richard Bower’s killing of 11 Jews in a Pittsburgh synagogue. Numerous reports implied that Trump was responsible for this massacre. 

These reports somehow ignored that President Trump has a Jewish daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren, and is arguably the most pro-Israel president in history. The revelation that Mr. Bowers himself hated President Trump because he felt that he was too friendly with the Jews, as well as for “being insufficiently supportive of the white supremacists of the deadly Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally and of the Proud Boys, a violent alt-right gang.” 

The Progressive war on people of faith is also not limited to attacking Jews. This assertion can be supported by the saga of Colorado baker Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop. 

Mr. Philips famously won a religious liberty case when the Supreme Court acknowledged that he was within his rights to refuse to make a same-sex marriage cake due to his Christian beliefs. 

Unfortunately this victory only inspired some to become obsessed with destroying him. In fact, almost as soon as this decision was announced, the Masterpiece Cakeshop was contacted by a lawyer-activist named Autumn Scardina who requested that Mr. Phillips sell him a custom designed cake to celebrate his ‘transition from a male to a female.’

David French of the National Review adds:

“Lest anyone wonder whether this request was made in good faith, consider that this same person apparently made a number of requests to Masterpiece Cakeshop. In September 2017, a caller asked Phillips to design a birthday cake for Satan that would feature an image of Satan smoking marijuana. The name “Scardina” appeared on the caller identification. A few days earlier, a person had emailed Jack asking for a cake with a similar theme — except featuring “an upside-down cross, under the head of Lucifer.” This same emailer reminded Phillips that “religion is a protected class.”

Masterpiece Cakeshop continued to be inundated with requests for lewd or Satanic cakes from Mr. Scardina, who either wanted to harass Mr. Phillips for his Christianity, or just really loves cakes shaped like sex toys and pentagrams. Only in the past few days has a federal judge allowed Mr. Phillips to sue the Colorado Civil Rights Commission which punished for refusing to make a trans-cake.

But the Democrat’s attack on Christians is not limited to pastries.  It is endemic of the party’s core philosophy.

David Limbaugh writes https://www.timesexaminer.com/david-limbaugh/2937-the-democratic-party-s-christian-problem  “Is its frequent disrespect for the God of the Bible, Christian home-schoolers and the constitutionally protected religious liberty of Christians indicative of something or just a matter of my imagination? How about Democrats’ hostility to voluntary prayer in public schools, their selective excising of Christian history from public school textbooks, their allergy to Christian-themed hymns in public schools or their dislike of Christmas displays in the public square? How about leftist Hollywood’s routine depiction of Christians as fanatical lunatics? Remember when the Democratic National Committee denounced God in three votes and took the word and concept of God out of the party platform at the 2012 convention?”

Archbishop Timothy Dolan adds this about the Democrats:  “…[I]t saddens me, and weakens the democracy millions of Americans cherish, when the party that once embraced Catholics now slams the door on us.” 

Even Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, adds to this her criticism of the Democrats for attacking the faith of judicial nominees, She writes in The Hill:

“Elected leaders engaging in religion-baiting are playing with fire. They are sacrificing the well-being, peace and harmony of our country to satisfy their own political ambitions for partisan political interests.” 

Rep. Gabbard’s comments will be especially relevant if current rumors are true, and Justice Ginsburg retires within the next weeks, and the replacement nominated is Catholic conservative jurist Amy Coney Barrett.

While questioning Judge Barrett during her nomination to a seat on the 7th Circuit Court, Senator Feinstein said to her,  “You are controversial. You have a long history of believing that your religious beliefs should prevail. … When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you.”

To Senator Feinstein, that Justice Barrett’s deep faith in the very Christian beliefs on which this country and its judicial system was largely founded makes her “controversial.”  That Justice Barrett is a Person of Faith, that the Christian dogma lives loudly within her, makes her lesser qualified for the Circuit Court position for which she was nominated than a person of lesser or no faith – not just to Senator Feinstein but to a great number within the Progressive movement as well.

That view is a dangerous force in our country. To not stand up to this — to be silent— is to be a part of the problem.

— DK

Marie Stroughter Speaks at #ProtestPP Rally

On Saturday, April 24, 2016, thousands of activists across the country spoke out against Planned Parenthood and its insidious practices. African-American Conservatives (AACONS) Co-Founder, Marie Stroughter, was one such speaker.

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Transcript:

We’ve heard the stories, time and again, on the news: A vibrant, pregnant woman, ripe with new life, only to be cut down, child ripped from her womb. And when we hear such stories, we utter a collective gasp because of the brutality, inhumanity, and the savage disregard for human life.

We don’t understand the depravity that would cause a mind to commit such a heinous atrocity. Yet, when the child is willingly sacrificed – when the mother opts to allow someone to use tools that kill – and end that unborn child’s life . . . well, this is called “choice,” and this was merely a “clump of cells,” “products of conception,” or a “fetus.” We have to use these euphemistic terms, because the reality is brutal. It is ugly, and it is savage.

Similar to our inability to figure out which bathroom to use, we are perplexed by basic biological science: two simple concepts: 1) a living cell, fertilized by another living cell, produces something that is . . . living. And if those two cells are human, what they have created is also human. 2) If there is a body inside of my body, and further, this body moves of it’s own volition, eats of its own volition, creates waste matter and does so in a way that I have no control over . . . how can I say, “My body, my choice?” One body is mine, for sure, but the other body is a separate, distinct entity with its own brain, heartbeat and organs.

If I offer you a drink of this, but, there’s a drop of poison in it . . . will you drink it? But most of it is clean, healthy, good for you, even . . . why wouldn’t you drink it? Because of the poison? But it’s just one drop. We all understand this. So why don’t we understand this with Planned Parenthood? “Oh, but we offer health services . . . screenings . . . contraception . . . “ Really? Because Planned Parenthood is deceptive in its statistical practices, engaging in something known as “unbundling” wherein each “encounter” can – and is – recorded multiple times depending on the reason for the visit. In other words, I may come in for a pap smear, and yet receive contraceptives. Thus, my visit is counted as two separate units. However, one thing is certain according to FactCheck.org, Heritage and other outlets: the claim that Planned Parenthood makes about its abortion services is false. They state their abortion services account for only 3% . . . but when adjusted for their “unbundling” fudging, it’s more like 12%. And, in recent years, fewer are seeking these ancillary services, available elsewhere in the community – yet their rate of performing abortions is increasing. Why do they “unbundle?” To make it appear that these services other than abortion are being sought moreso, and to make the abortion number appear smaller, because they know it is unpalatable to the taxpayers they seek funding from. According to Gallup, the majority of Americans still disfavor abortion.

Another frequently heard cry is “what about cases of rape or incest?” My response is, what about adoption? An innocent person is victimized through no fault of their own — This applies to the person raped, as well as to the child conceived and aborted through this crime. One argument offered is why make the victim “bear the burden” of this brutal act against them? One, will aborting the child, rather than placing him or her for adoption erase the thought of the crime? Just because there is no “tangible” reminder in the form of a child, will the nightmares cease? Will the person never again think of the rape? Secondly, why is the innocent punished for the crimes of the guilty? If I am mad at my boss, is it right or fair that I come home and beat my kids or kick the dog? And, assuming I do . . . does that fix things with my boss?

As with much of human nature, greed and other elements of a very sick underbelly come to the fore. As we have recently seen, from the grisly Gosnell debacle, to the undercover videos that have surfaced indicting Planned Parenthood, abortion is ugly business, but make no mistake . . . it is business. From the unsanitary practices revealed in the Gosnell scandal, to his brutal participation in partial birth abortions and late term abortions – his love of money was at the root of his evil. No less is the case for the so-called “non-profit,” Planned Parenthood with its sales of harvested organs and tissues. Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood admitted under oath that, in 2014, her organization had $127 million dollars in excess revenue after expenses. TheHill.com editorialized and stated that this “is what normal people call a ‘profit.’” Further, Ms. Richards also admitted that Planned Parenthood spent $40 million dollars per year, on travel and parties, which translates to $13,000 dollars per day. In these undercover videos, Planned Parenthood executives are seen dining in upscale venues with chianti and laughing about Lamborghinis – a car with a base price in the neighborhood of $200,000.

Let’s not forget Planned Parenthood’s humble beginnings as The Negro Project, headed by racist eugenicist, Margaret Sanger. Going back to that cup with the drop of poison in it: some may see the “other services” provided by Planned Parenthood, and totally overlook the “poison” that it was founded upon: to reduce “undesirable” populations.

Margaret Sanger is quoted as saying the United States should adopt “a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is already tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.”

Another eye opening quote: “Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.” And, while we are parked here, let us note that Ms. Sanger gave a speech to the Ku Klux Klan, and stated she received many such invitations from them to speak. Further, she was a member of the American Eugenics Society and was involved with the Euthanasia Society. She praised Nazi Germany’s sterilization policies — policies based on her work.

Further, she asked, “What is social planning without a quota?” Margaret Sanger is further quoted as saying, “Eugenists emphasize the mating of healthy couples for the conscious purpose of producing healthy children, the sterilization of the unfit to prevent their populating the world with their kind and they may, perhaps, agree with us that contraception is a necessary measure among the masses of the workers . . ..”

Ms. Sanger advanced something called The American Baby Code, in which she wrote, “The results desired are obviously selective births.” Additionally, this “code” would, “protect society against the propagation and increase of the unfit.” She also said, “Birth control itself, often denounced as a violation of natural law, is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives.”

Since Planned Parenthood clinics are disproportionately located in low-income and/or minority communities . . . to whom do you think she refers to as “unfit,” “undesirable,” “defective,” and other such pejorative and derogatory terms?

Unconvinced? Let this quote from Ms. Sanger seal the deal: “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

Planned Parenthood was founded upon a racial discrimination and prejudice that continues to this day, evidenced by the fact that they prey on minorities and the low-income. Unfit. Defective. Undesirable. That’s what they think of people who look like me, people who look like some of you, and our children that they so desperately not only want to kill, but to profit from doing so.

Planned Parenthood, we reject your racist, eugenicist roots. We reject your “help” in controlling “our” population, and we reject your blood-thirst for our children.

I leave you with the words of Proverbs 6:16-19, words that eerily echo all that Planned Parenthood is and stands for:

16 There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to Him:

17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

18 a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil,

19 a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

Thank you and may God bless our children, including those in our wombs.

Watch all of the Concord, CA speakers here.








Marie Stroughter on the Earl Hall Show

On Thursday, June 11, AACONS Co-Founder, Marie Stroughter, was a guest on The Earl Hall Show. Take a listen and tell us what you think: