January 09, 2019

Who's Winning the US Border Debate? Three Questions


On January 8, 2019, President Trump gave an Oval Office Speech on the US southern border humanitarian crisis and Team Pelosi-Schumer demanded to rebut the speech immediately thereafter. The US Border Debate between President Trump and the Democrat-RINO political establishment began in earnest with a public sit-down session between Trump, Pence, Schumer, and Pelosi. The second key moment in the ongoing debate featured live on-air speeches by Trump, Pelosi, and Schumer. One of the key aspects of the debate regards the validity of a border barrier at the southern border of the US. 1) Who's winning this debate in terms of public perception? 2) Who's winning in terms of fact-checking? 3) Who's winning in terms of moral grounding? Whether or not a border barrier is actually built, I believe that the underlying question of moral grounding is the most important question. In conclusion, I'll compare arguments for who is on the right side of history.

The full transcripts of the three January 8, 2019 speeches are at posted the close of this article and I urge first a brief review of these short texts. Part 1 of Trump's speech details numerous facts and statistics and lists several US citizens brutally killed by illegal aliens in the US. Part 2 outlines specific points as solutions, as backed up by references to authorities on border security.

In contrast to the president's speech, the speeches given by the Pelosi-Schumer team focuses on the present partial government shutdown. They offer reasons as to why they believe the partial shutdown is unnecessary and harmful and they basically suggest that everything will work out fine in terms of border security as long as there are enough meetings. There was not one mention of the thousands of US victims killed by illegal aliens in the US. Other than making generalized false statements about the effectiveness of border barriers and personal attacks, no rebuttal to Trump's facts on crime was presented and no specific solutions were offered to improve border security. I'll break this article into three parts in order to address these three questions.

I. Who's Winning Public Perception of the US Border Debate?

The recent speech presentation by Pelosi and Schumer was so poor that even liberal MSM news was bashing them. Left-leaning Newsweek, owned by the Washington Post, offered this image and caption, "Twitter roasts Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer over their Trump response."



Liberal MSNBC's Brian Williams said, “This Chuck and Nancy visual tonight launched a thousand memes while they were still talking...this visual from tonight goes down in the pantheon.” Notable in the meme-fest were the following captions "When the robots are not lifelike enough..." "Blink Twice if kidnapped..." "Bride of Chucky" and "Madame Tussauds unveils life-like waxfigures of Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi."



Whatever people may think of triple-amputee Iraq war veteran Brian Kolfage, the GoFundMe page he started in support of building a border wall to help protect against murders by illegal aliens is set to become the all-time record for GoFundMe. This shows the incredible popularity of this wall of protection. The GoFundMe page is titled, "We The People Will Build The Wall."

A new poll shows the "plurality of voters" agree with Trump that there's a border crisis: "a new Morning Consult/Politico survey shows a lion’s share of voters agree with him that the United States is facing a crisis over illegal immigration."



II. Who's winning in terms of fact-checking?

1. "a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border."

President Trump correctly stated that Democrats refuse to acknowledge that there's a crisis at the southern border. Yet, never in US history have there been "migrant caravans" of thousands arriving and demanding immediate entry into the US. Additionally, before the migrant caravans, one can point out that most previous US presidents acknowledged that there was a crisis and there was funding allowed, for example, funding was allowed for the 2006 Secure Fence Act (Pub.L. 109–367) under George W. Bush, underscoring, "This bill will help protect the American people. This bill will make our borders more secure." There are not just harmless women and children but also many males with serious criminal records. The very leader of the second caravan, Juan Carlos Molina, was a convicted child rapist, in addition to criminal MS-13 gang members trying to cross over.

The crisis at the southern border is only surpassed perhaps by the crisis of propaganda. For example, Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims that migrants fleeing corruption and poverty is the same as Jews fleeing for their very lives from the Holocaust in Nazi Germany.

Were Trump's Facts on Illegal Immigrant Crime True or False?

2. “Every day customs and border patrol agents encounter thousands of illegal immigrants trying to enter our country.”

January 04, 2019

Do You Know How Many Have Been Murdered by 'Undocumented Immigrants' in the US?

This is a key question: What is the total number of murders committed by 'undocumented immigrants' in the U.S.? Is the number in the hundreds? Thousands? Tens of thousands? Most people have no idea.

The reason this question is avoided by the mainstream media is that there has been a media blackout on this subject because the facts undermine an underlying 'politically correct' agenda that is being promoted by the establishment leftist media, Democratic Socialists, and the United Nations. Faith Goldy analyzes the UN push for open borders and migrant 'civil rights' at her website and also in a YouTube video, UN Migrant Compact: The Death Of Nations:



The situation on immigrant murders is much worse than we've been led to believe, and this brings up difficult questions. Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:, and other Democrats are aggressively opposing a secure border. Instead, they are promoting sanctuary cities and policies that kill thousands of innocent people. This type of policy suicide began in earnest under former President Obama.

The Washington Times reported: "More than 100 immigrants whom the Obama administration released back into the community went on to be charged with subsequent killings, according to government data released"[1]

In a video, Laura Wilkerson, the mother of Joshua Wilkerson, publicly asked Nancy Pelosi for better border enforcement because Joshua had been tortured and killed by a DACA youth. In her strange reply, Pelosi said: "Thank you for channeling your energy to help prevent something like that from happening." And then she denied that there was any policy problem: "In our sanctuary cities our people are not disobeying the law." Not only is crashing the border illegally cheating out those that wish to immigrate legally, the statistics I'll show later in the post reveal that homicide rates are, in fact, higher for illegal aliens. Either Nancy is delusional, or dishonest, or both, and to imply that 'channeling energy' is enough to address this problem is a virtual slap in the face to this mother.



In reality, when people cross the border illegally, they are cheating out potential immigrants interested in coming to the U.S. legally. There is no persecution happening in Mexico and the word "refugee" does not apply. On the contrary, the propaganda promoting a young girl supposedly separated from her mother turned out to be the case of a Guatemalan mother that kidnapped one of her daughters from her home and risked both their lives trying to come to the U.S. in order to have an easy life as a single mother on welfare. This selfish mother and the truth of this story flies in the face of the propaganda that was supported by Time, Maddow on MSNBC, and most establishment media.

December 31, 2018

Wishing you a Closer Walk with God and New Breakthroughs in 2019.


I want to try to make each day count next year, more so than before. As we contemplate goals and motivations, what does scripture say our prime goals should be centered on?

Both the Old Testament and New Testament emphasize the prime importance of becoming more like God and walking closely with God:

“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” Micah 6:8 KJV

In the New Testament, "walking with God" is confirmed by a sense of walking with the Holy Spirit of God:

"This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh." Galatians 5:16 KJV

November 30, 2018

I Wish You More God For Christmas!






The greatest gift of all is the gift that God offers to all of us, Himself. 

In God, we find absolute prime reality, the unchanging and eternal Rock of Ages, and in knowing God we have a sense of true security.

In God, we find the very essence of self-giving love, and He loves us unconditionally, even as He gives us the power to offer the same to other people. 

In God, we find meaning and significance, in that we can become adopted spiritually into His family and we belong to God and in a sense, He belongs to us.

In God, we find that ultimate prime goodness exists in His very nature, the beauty of virtue, the basis of true ethics.


In God, we find deep and lasting joy. This is not the main goal of living in a selfish sense, and there is a danger of idolizing pleasure, but it's a beautiful paradox that we find in seeking the person of God above all other things in a personal relationship. 

I wish you all these things for Christmas, and in increasing measure.

God's the "I AM" that we ALL NEED!

October 31, 2018

Pray for Compassion and Wisdom Moving Forward for The Jewish Community in Pittsburgh



It's difficult to imagine the gaping hole and raw pain of the family members of those killed in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. I pray that God gives comfort and courage to move forward. I was impressed and saddened by the reactions of people for a few reasons. First, the response of some of the Jewish people there was incredible.

Dr. Jeff Cohen, the President of Allegheny General Hospital, who is Jewish, showed remarkable grace towards the shooter. In a matter-of-fact tone, Cohen said, "He's taken into my hospital and he's shouting 'I want to kill all the Jews.' The first three people taking care of him are Jewish." Cohen and the other Jewish doctors were incredibly successful in saving Robert Bowers' life. These were true heroes in the Pittsburgh hospital. 


Bowers was a rabid antisemitic Trump hater and there is a deep antisemitism in many people in the area. One news story mentioned the protests when Trump came to the city to offer condolences and 
the largest set of protesters were those protesting Israel with regard to the West Bank:
 
"The largest protest was organized by IfNotNow ...whose goal is to end Israel's Palestinian occupation"

It's sad to me that people would protest Israel and Jews at the very time of burial for 11 victims of antisemitism and the largest synagogue attack in the history of the US. This is one of the reasons that many Jews continue to feel a sense of dismay moving forward after this event.
 

October 26, 2018

CNN Jumps to Illogical Conclusions for Mail-Bomb Suspect


A total of 13 mail-bomb devices have apparently been located throughout the US related to one source. As many people have pointed out, the Republican Party has been doing pretty well coming into the Midterm Elections. And then, aside from the migrant caravan issue, there was a surprise flurry of fake mail-bombs sent out to people that were critics of Donald Trump and a sudden call to vilify Trump and conservatives as the main cause for this. No matter who is actually behind the packages, there should be legal punishment. But trying to pin blame on Donald Trump based on "rhetoric" is neither logical nor ethical for a number of reasons.
  
1) First, it's been documented that CNN made a rush to judgment on October 25, 2018, that was so hasty and biased that former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik walked off of their news set when he was in the middle of an interview. Kerik was correct to point out that there was no evidence whatsoever that this was linked directly to Trump or a conservative, and he should be praised for his moral fiber for refusing to cooperate with CNN's politicized smear tactics. Jeff Zucker should not cast blame based on his assumptions.

2) If a president should somehow be held responsible for a nutty person doing harmful things based on rhetoric, then shouldn't all of the people posting the "kill Trump" content on Facebook and Twitter be held in check also? Well, they are not. While Alex Jones was banned from Twitter for asking pointed questions of a CNN employee, the #KillTrump hashtag threats remain unchecked on Twitter for years wherein people relish in the fact that they are free to do so with no consequences.

Today, I screen-copied the following hate speech from Patrick Bateman posted September 26, 2017, that has been up on Twitter for about a year and is very easy to find. In addition, Democrat politicians such as Maria Chappelle Nadal have made more serious death-threatening comments such as, "I hope Trump is assassinated." with no apparent criticism from CNN or other liberal #MSM news outlets.




October 13, 2018

Tim Keller Rejects Core Concept of John Piper's Christian Hedonism


John Piper's book Desiring God was first published in 1986. So basically 32 years after it was first published a popular Christian leader is finally acknowledging what scores of less popular Christians have been showing for decades, that the basic concept of Piper's Christian Hedonism is false.

My skepticism began to grow about Piper as I read various criticisms against John Piper's teachings, and God also gave me some personal insights as to why it is a false doctrine. E.S. Williams has compiled a list of some critiques of Piper at his website TheRealJohnPiper.com and I was glad to see that Williams published a book that focuses on the scripture twisting and scripture censorship that runs throughout Piper's published work: Christian Hedonism?: A biblical examination of John Piper's teaching

The first sign to me that Keller was beginning to break from Christian Hedonism was the title of his book, The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness: The Path to True Christian Joy. The basic idea of the book is that a sense of self-forgetfulness is a good thing and we should not try to consciously connect every experience in our lives as Christians with how it affects us and our feelings. A quote from Keller's Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness offers, “the essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less.”

Jesus taught that joy is mainly paradoxical, and the idea of self-forgetfulness is in keeping with Christ's teachings on the subject. This is contrary to Piper's core (false) belief that places prime importance on self-interest and seeking personal pleasure. This is worded in various ways, such as this quote: "The desire to be happy is a proper motive for every good deed," -found in Piper's summary article of Christian Hedonism, as reviewed in the article titled Five Heresies of Christian Hedonism.

The second sign to me from Keller came with the following Tweet from October 3, 2018:

"Until you follow God expecting no personal benefit, you're' not really following God."

September 20, 2018

Why I Signed The Statement on Social Justice And The Gospel



Recently drafted by concerned Christian leaders, “The Statement on Social Justice And The Gospel” is in keeping with the words of Jude to emphasize our “common salvation” and “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” (Jude 1:3)

While I believe that the specific wording of certain points of The Statement on Social Justice could have been better, I agree with the basic idea that all Christians should be aware of how the true gospel is being undermined by Marxist and Socialist principles. Even perhaps even more stunning: Many well-meaning Christians are unaware that "social justice" groups like BLM, that they are helping, are aiming for a Socialist revolutionary takeover. I'll give evidence of this.

August 07, 2018

The Purge Begins: Monopoly YouTube, Apple, Facebook, and Spotify Censor INFOWARS

So, a multi-media monopoly of YouTube, Apple, Facebook, and Spotify have joined to censor Alex Jones and INFOWARS on the same day based on "hate speech" but a quick search of "kill Trump" on YouTube brings up an extremely disturbing and graphic video "Killing Trump" published on Sep 19, 2016, that glorifies the killing of the president with non-stop violence.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AOQIdj4O-A
  

Tech social-media companies emphasized that they blocked INFOWARS, not for conspiracies, but for "inciting hatred or violence against a group or individual based on characteristics.” Facebook said they were shutting down several of Jones’ pages for “glorifying violence." But no actual sentences or specific words likened to rule breaking were ever cited. If anyone believes they were, they can post a link. Twitter has longstanding #KillTrump hashtags and hateful threats, such as this one by Patrick Bateman posted September 26, 2017.

     
Because of the remaining radical-left inflammatory content that incites violence against President Trump and conservatives, clearly, the censorship of INFOWARS is mainly for political reasons and the fact that a few gigantic multi-media tech companies banned them on the same day implies collusion and a political monopolization of commercial social media, which according to precedent is illegal.

June 20, 2018

Seven Facts MSM News Is Not Telling You About Child Immigration Law Controversies



Rachel Maddow is receiving a lot of attention today after crying on her news program about immigrant children being separated from adults while crossing the border from Mexico into the U.S.  without permission.  While I don't doubt that she truly feels sad about the situation, and it is truly a heartbreaking tragedy, the entire story is based on a lie. The Honduran girl was never separated from her mother, but even more, the mother had kidnapped the child from a large well-off family and paid a "coyote" to help cross the wilderness in search of an easy welfare life as a single mother in the US. This completely refutes the entire narrative that most of the migrants at the US southern border are fleeing persecution.

The father and the large family were later revealed in photos, and the truth was explained wherein the girl’s father told the Daily Mail that his wife Sandra Maria Sanchez had kidnapped their 2-year-old daughter, Yanela Denise against his wishes in a secret plan to move to the US. Sandra had abandoned her three other children: Wesly, 14, Cindy, 11, and Brianna, 6 apparently seeking a welfare life as a single mother in the US.

Beyond the lies and propaganda, it's clear that Democrat politicians are blocking long-term practical solutions that would allow for safer immigration as families that can stay together and it's also clear by her past record that Maddow will blatantly deny critical facts (whether consciously or not) in order to support her animus and pre-conceived prejudices against President Trump. The history of Maddow's tendency towards twisting facts and promoting propaganda, plus critical facts on the present situation in U.S. politics, are all very relevant.

Maddow's history of propaganda

Rachel Maddow's bias in the past has been so extreme and dishonest that even left-leaning news sources objected to it and called her out on it. Fox News showed how a Huffington Post writer, Willa Frej objected to Maddow's dishonesty in the article: What The Hell Was This Rachel Maddow Segment? “Everybody that I know is appalled by this.” -and Frej described the deceptive approach of Maddow:

"It was a vintage Rachel Maddow stemwinder. A deft, 25-minute weaving of carefully curated sound bites, screenshots of news reports, slick maps and graphics, all strung together to make the case that something fishy is afoot. It’s a style Maddow has perfected, and it has propelled her to the top of the ratings heap. There was just one problem. Maddow’s theory was so flimsy that it could be debunked by a quick glance at a map, let alone a phone call with an expert."

With regard to Maddow's recent tearful news, as she was crying and describing children allegedly being snatched away, she said, "Can we put up the graphic of this?" and an image of the young girl (Yanela Denise) that was the poster child for alleged refugee child separation was posted in her news feed. But there are big problems. To begin with, The Daily Mail pointed out that the child was not a refugee and was never separated from its mother. The mother had not only left their home, leaving behind three other children and a husband with a good job, to try to cross the U.S. border illegally, but she had also kidnapped the child and left without telling the husband. She is more of a criminal than a victim.

The mother essentially kidnaped the young girl and put her through unnecessary trauma and risked both of their lives in the desert and, apparently, she did this in search of her conception of the "American Dream" that would for her include a single mother on welfare living the easy life. This is what passes for "refugees" in many cases. There is no "persecution" of "refugees" entering the US southern border.

Rachel Maddow's entire appeal to emotion based on this image was essentially a lie and the facts of the matter reveal a number of arguments as to why there should be strong border control and not incentives to cross the border illegally. News sources are ethically responsible to do at least minimal research to ensure that their stories are accurate. What we increasingly see is MSM news creating a false narrative in order to attack President Trump and then fabricating images to try to push the narrative. Ethical journalism is based on finding real evidence and then describing a true description based on tested facts.

June 15, 2018

FBI IG Report: Obama Lied, Comey let Hillary off, and the Clinton "Crime Against Children"

It's interesting to me that the Inspector General's Report released yesterday shows that OBAMA LIED about whether he knew Hillary Clinton was using a private email account for sensitive emails and yet "Trump is lying" is trending in the FAKE NEWS networks. The conclusion of the Inspector General's report offers that there was no influential 'political bias' by the FBI investigation of the 2016 election, however, that conclusion is absurd when details are reviewed.
Obama Lied and 13 supported criminal activity, not to mention the FBI's support. The Inspector General's report states that "President Barack Obama was one of the 13 individuals with whom Clinton had direct contact using her clintonemail.com account." Not only does the report show Obama was lying when he said he was not aware of this, it shows that key FBI officials ignored crimes because they were committed to keeping Trump out of the White House, as confirmed when lead FBI agent on the Clinton investigation, Peter Strzok, told his colleague who asked him if Trump would win: “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it,”. The fact that a total of 13 government employees, and the FBI, were aware that Hillary Clinton was illegally using a personal email system for classified information and said nothing at a minimum shows extreme political bias because, like Obama, these were individuals also supporting her presidential run and expecting that she would be the next president. Hillary did not only use a private email account, but she had a private computer server at home to store data and the implication is that she wanted to be able to destroy data whenever she chose to. The fact that the FBI was aware of many aspects of criminal activity and did nothing not only implicates them as biased but because this also relates to a serious crime that undermined national security, the FBI was complicit in criminal activity. It seems the real motive was that too many people on "their side" were supporting criminal activity and to expose this would implicate not only multiple democrats but the FBI itself. The IG report on the FBI underscores that a special counsel or a Grand Jury should be convened to root out the documented widespread and serious criminal corruption within the FBI and the government in general. Either Bill Clinton or Loretta Lynch Lied The Washington Examiner documents how Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch gave extremely conflicting accounts of how and why they met privately on the airport runway tarmac. This detail in the IG report implies that one of them was lying. Because the descriptions are so different, they both cannot be true. Why would they lie about their meeting? Perhaps because Lynch was supposed to be overseeing the Hillary Clinton email case without bias and that meeting was patently unacceptable in and of itself. Any legal professional should know that.

June 11, 2018

Atheist Hemant Mehta is Wrong About Reduced Suicide and Religion

Shortly after Anthony Bourdain Committed suicide, atheist Hemant Mehta, who runs the "Friendly Atheist" website, was incensed that someone pointed out that there is a correlation between a religious and spiritual lifestyle and reduced suicide attempts based on scientific research.

The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue correctly pointed out a statistical fact: "...there is an inverse relationship between religiosity and suicide: those who are regular churchgoers have a much lower rate of suicide than atheists like Bourdain."[1]

And Hemant Mehta responded, "Donohue, as you’d expect, doesn’t understand what the data shows." Mehta elaborated by claiming that the main factor in such studies is social, not religious:

"Donohue, as you’d expect, doesn’t understand what the data shows. Casting logic aside and believing in God will not cure an addiction or prevent suicide. Being part of a tight-knit community, having a social support network, and having people to turn to in times of need can help. For some people, religion provides that. But it’s not the only option. An atheist group, a sorority, a sports team, an improv group, etc. can all serve those purposes."[2]

However, a 2004 study reveals that aspects of a religious life were isolated from other aspects, such as mere social aspects, and thus Hemant Mehta is wrong.[3]

June 08, 2018

Why did Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain Commit Suicide?



When I saw Anthony Bourdain's publicized suicide trending on Twitter this morning my first question was "Why?", but there was no answer to this question in any of the lead stories. Another famous person committed suicide just three days prior, Kate Spade, and, again, I looked for the reason why. There are many potential signs as to why, many overlapping life issues such as substance dependence, but I'm not going to try to offer a definitive answer as to what specifically may have pushed them over the edge and I won't rule out the possibility of foul play either. I'm going to look at all the issues and the overlapping issues related to suicide and I'm going to try to offer helpful answers and encouragement to anyone seriously struggling in life.

My heart goes out to family and friends impacted most by these losses and I pray for their consolation while I'm also hoping that this post will be practical for anyone that might be struggling with serious emotional pain and thoughts of suicide.

There's a saying that "hurting people, hurt people." It's not really clear why in 2017 Anthony Bourdain said that he would poison Donald Trump if he had to cook for him. The fact that CNN kept him on after this statement shows how toxic culture has become normative. Reading about his life, I don't get the sense that he was very political per se, but he was critical of politicians and he was very outspoken regarding sexual predators in Hollywood, especially Harvey Weinstein. On Twitter on May 25, 2018, Bourdain stated: "Looking forward to the Penalty Phase of the #Weinstein trial." And on Twitter, he made numerous other comments about justice being served against Weinstein that are listed on Reddit.

It's not logically possible so far in Bourdain's case to completely rule out foul play.

June 02, 2018

List of Documented Dishonesty and Fake News From CNN



Following is a list of notable examples of abuse, extreme bias, misinformation, and outright lies from CNN. If anyone can compile a list from any other US mainstream news source that comes close to this level of abuse and dishonesty, please post a link in the comment section. The company that produces more fake news stories and lies more than any others also censors out any discussion of Jesus Christ. Coincidence? There's a lot of underlying hatred against Christian values in CNN news. The first example is the extremely rude cutoff of Christian NFL player Benjamin Watson. Lies and hate go hand in hand with MSM fake news. They both come from the same evil source (John 8:44).

For entertainment value, there are a few epic CNN green-screen video failures with fake backgrounds, for example, when Andersen Cooper pretends to be at Sandy Hook and his nose disappears and when a CNN reporter pretends to be on a boat.

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:32)

CNN rudely cut off Benjamin Watson's mic in mid-sentence while he was discussing the gospel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4YQ6n9_y8E&feature=youtu.be

The abuse by CNN has become so extreme that a former CNN producer called out Jim Acosta for giving "all good journalists a bad name" after he heckled President Trump, who stated that fake news (and its lies) are the enemy of the people: “When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people.” However, fake news sources add lie upon lie and misrepresent what Trump stated, claiming, Trump said, "that journalists are the enemy of the people." (Jim Acosta)




Jim Acosta on 11/7/18 with “Anderson Cooper 360” said of an intern pushing incident, "I didn’t put my hands on her or touch her as they’re alleging." This is false. First, Sarah Sanders said "hand" (singular) and video angles show Acosta pushing down with the bottom of his hand in a slow 'karate chop' type motion pushing the intern's arm away. https://dailycaller.com/2018/11/07/acosta-white-house-credentials-revoked/



After over two years of pushing the false narrative that President Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election, as proved false by the Mueller Report, CNN's Brian Stelter stated on Twitter that CNN generally does not check facts before they recycle any gossip they might happen to hear from any source: CNN prez Jeff Zucker: "We are not investigators. We are journalists, and our role is to report the facts as we know them, which is exactly what we did." That admission helps to explain why CNN is last on the list of MSM news source ratings.



CNN's Don Lemon on 10/29/18 made a racist and false claim that white men are the biggest terror threat in the US: "So, we have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right." The fact is, there is no reason to discount the Islamic attacks of 9/11 killing approximately 3,000 because increasing radical Islamic terror is a part of a global trend, of which the US is a subset. Even if this is discounted, 106 people have been killed by far-right extremists while 119 have been killed by radical Muslims since 9/11/01. To double-down on a false claim after multiple sources show it is false is essentially to lie.
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/11/cnns-don-lemon-doubles-down-on-false-claim-that-white-men-are-biggest-terror-threat-in-this-country

CNN's Ana Cabrera on 10//14/18 added racism into the president's quote, telling CNN viewers that Trump had said: "President Trump and his son Don Jr. said this week white men have a lot to fear right now," -when they both spoke merely of concerns for men.
https://www.dailywire.com/news/37112/watch-cnn-anchor-lies-about-remarks-made-trump-ryan-saavedra
CNN’s Jim Sciutto on 8/24/18 had two big scoops debunked as very fake news in just one week.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/08/24/nolte-cnns-jim-sciutto-busted-for-two-fake-news-scoops-in-one-week/
CNN’s own source, Lanny Davis, says Michael Cohen story is fake news, but network stands by it - documented 8/19/18
https://www.rt.com/usa/437101-cnn-michael-cohen-fake-news/
Jim Acosta on 6/29/18 yelled repeatedly at a press conference: "Mr. President, will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people?" This is a false and defamatory comment because Trump has always clarified that he was referring to "fake news" such as CNN, not the press in general.
https://dailycaller.com/2018/11/07/acosta-white-house-credentials-revoked/
CNN's April Ryan falsely claimed that President Donald Trump was booed during the White House’s “Celebration for America” event 6/5/18:
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/06/05/april-ryan-spreads-fake-news-about-trump-being-booed-at-celebration-for-america/

May 31, 2018

How Hillary Clinton's Loss Helped the #MeToo and #GreatAwakening Movements






In the recent US presidential election, Hillary Clinton represented the political establishment and Donald Trump represented opposition to the "swamp" of corruption that many see as having overtaken US establishment politics. One of the pressing themes of the Clinton campaign was to try to portray Trump mainly as a sexist and a simpleton that simply appealed to a "basket of deplorables" with outdated values and ways not in keeping with Clinton's politically correct platform. However, Clinton's attempt to insult US conservatives as a strategy backfired and the turnout was strong against Clinton.

The recent presidential campaign brought to light opposing contrasts in personal worldviews in the US and also peeled back some layers of censorship and propaganda in the US. Tim Pool outlined how there is still a concerted effort by the left to brand any basic and outspoken American conservatives as "alt-right" and "Nazis" and exposing this helps to dismantle some of the massive disinformation being thrown about today. 

Trump realized that his words were being constantly twisted by mainstream news outlets so he communicated directly through Twitter. This aspect of fresh and direct exposure was frustrating for establishment news outlets because they lost their grip on the American people as the sole arbiters of timely information and opinion. With direct communication, much of the leftist propaganda was being exposed. 
  
The "Me Too" phrase was coined back in 2006 by Tarana Burke as a way to help women who had survived sexual violence. However, this phrase was not popular until after Hillary Clinton lost her establishment run for the presidency. If you note the caption in the Weinstein breaking lead story, it outlines that these types of sexual assault allegations had been known for decades during PC establishment party administrations but not acted upon:

"Harvey Weinstein, the independent film executive, will take a leave of absence from his production company after a news report detailed decades of sexual harassment accusations against him. (Oct. 5, 2017)"
    
Though Weinstein's sexual abuse was well-known for decades, Hillary Clinton was working with Weinstein on a documentary of her political campaign right up until the time that Weinstein's rape and harassment allegations began to be taken more seriously, about the time that Clinton lost her grip on the election and her seat of influence. The New York Times outlined that Harvey Weinstein and the Clintons were a part of a 'complicity machine' and it was as large as Hollywood and the Democrat Party combined, not to mention complicit establishment MSM news. One hand washed the other. To get a sense of how warped the values of Hollywood were becoming, producer-director Roman Polanski drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl and Weinstein and others remained on a mission to absolve him while Meryl Streep and others gave Polanski a standing ovation. Cory Feldman has insisted that this just scratches the surface of the apparent multitude of pedophiles still controlling the narrative in Hollywood.

May 21, 2018

Christian Faith: The Mets and Yankees Share Their Beliefs in Videos



Our family went to the Mets game yesterday against the Arizona Diamondbacks and it was inspiring not just to watch the game but also to look deeper into the lives of the players. One of our sons was invited along with hundreds of local Little League players to walk on Citi field before the game in a parade of sorts and we also received a free ticket because of this league which helped to offset the cost of food there. Personally, I'm more interested in football and lacrosse and this was the first pro baseball game that I've gone to, but the come-from-behind win was inspiring boosted by Rosario's pair of solo home runs and Cabrera's homer.

We all had a great time at the game and I was also inspired by reading about how the players and managers from both the Mets and the Yankees share their Christian faith and by watching some of their videos that I've linked to. Although there is a fan-based rivalry between the Mets and Yankees, faith transcends the game and it's inspiring to hear spiritual testimonies from all teams and players.

April 07, 2018

We Love Simply Because God is Love and we are Born of God


“We love because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19 NIV)

The question of "why" is one of the most important questions in life that little children intuitively understand but adults tend to forget. It's extremely important today to understand why we as Christians love God and other people and what this love is based on because popular false teachings have sprung up that seriously misrepresent this very issue.

First, scripture teaches that our love and all other actions should not be based on humanistic motives or self-centered urges, rather, we are taught that our prime impetus as Christians is a supernatural type of love that was initiated wholly on the part of God, "because He first loved us." (1 John 4:19 NIV)

Second, it's clearly explained that God's nature is to love with a self-giving type of agape love. Everything that exists has an identity and nature that is manifested. God does not love in order to feel pleasure or to seek His own glory. To love is simply God's nature. Fish swim, birds fly, God loves. And we love because we have God's nature.We love because God is love and we are born of God.

“Beloved, let us love one another because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” (1 John 4:7-8 NIV)

February 21, 2018

Should Christians Discuss Politics on Facebook and on Social Media in General?



This question of social media etiquette and discussing politics on social media was born out of a comment on my blog by Josh Lee implying that Christians should avoid all such discussions. If public school children are now freely discussing gun politics after the Parkland school shooting, then it seems adult Christians should probably also feel at liberty to discuss their political views on the Internet and on social media. Christians are often the "silent majority" regarding important rights. One of the reasons for this is that a tact of the radical left is to bully and mock conservatives in the public forum and to try to intimidate us into silence.

My opinion is that God desires to guide each Christian personally on this type of question and that there is no one-size-fits-all answer. However, the one-size-fits-all answer is, unfortunately, the default that many Christians embrace and promote. The general opposition to becoming 'too involved' in politics was based on the following points that seem to be common:

“I personally don’t get involved into politics, because I feel getting into such an environment immediately puts people at odds (and even make enemies of one another), which I think is counter to what God teaches us to do.”

This is a common approach by many Christians, including many pastors. But I'd offer that there are underlying misconceptions in this statement that need to be fleshed out.

A) Political discussion (allegedly) puts people immediately at odds and makes enemies.

First: I'd offer that while there is a strong possibility that tension can be experienced in political discussions, this is not necessarily the case. Some people prefer photos of kittens and other people gravitate towards online discussions and debates. We have an opportunity to learn and grow through discussions and debates if we are open-minded and interested. If not, there is no harm done and no compulsion to be involved.