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A month or so ago, I began posting videos and essays at Patreon, mainly but not exclusively for subscribers. I will be posting video weekly, but only so long as I have something new or something that has been overlooked. 

I must say I am enjoying the new format as well as the feedback so far and I hope you will consider joining.

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I have been reading a fascinating book -- Final Verdict by Adela Rogers St. Johns. It is a memoir about her father, Earl Rogers, a California superstar defense attorney in the early part of the 20th century.

St Johns was a highly successful and wonderful writer, screenwriter and journalist. What really sets this 1962 book apart from anything I have read before is her unique perspective on her protagonist -- her brilliant, charming, but, of course, flawed father. She didn't come to know her father as most children do; after work, on weekends, and so on, a child gradually pulling a father into focus along the way to maturity. As a very young girl -- her feet still didn't touch the floor under her chair -- Adela Rogers became what is best described as her father's professional confidante. While her peers were in classrooms, she was very often in court rooms and her father's...

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"Fake News" says it all -- but then there is so much more to say.

I am reading through a soon-to-be-published book, Disinformation: Soviet Political Warfare 1917-1992, by Natalie Grant. Besides becoming one of the pre-eminent experts in communist political warfare of the 20th century, Grant, who died in 2002, was born and raised in pre-revolutionary Russia and witnessed the revolution and civil war that followed. I will likely have something to say about the book as a whole, but for now I am busy underlining  definitions and observations, a couple of which I will copy here.

"An extensive disinformation operation of the Soviet type requires the strictest censorship, a smothered press, and a people downgraded to the `masses' and unable to take part in active politics."

Does anything better describe the state of our nation in 2020? Here in the Land of the...

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Probably I have missed some along with way, but "Revolutionary Cadres for Biden" are still mounting. Bob Avakian, leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party, is calling on followers not to throw away their votes in protest, but to "actually [vote] for the Democratic Party candidate, Biden, in order to effectively vote against Trump." Additionally, we can also now count Angela Davis twice. 

Davis first came out for Joe BIden last month, pitching him as the "candidate who can be most effectively...

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Listen here for my latest episode of Secure Freedom Radio with Frank Gaffney.

Listen here to my latest episode of the Audrey Russo Show.

Continuing to rummage through my clip box, I came across a piece I wrote when I was just a couple of years out of college, which is to say, I knew nothing about Roy Cohn and even less about his most famous boss, Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Nonetheless, it was 1986, Cohn was in the news, and there I was at his Upper East Side townhouse, getting the inside skinny, or something.

Until today, I had not laid eyes on this piece in the intervening decades. At some point, though, especially after my post-2008 acquaintance with the legend and life of Joseph McCarthy, which started here, I began to wonder what in tarnation I might have written. 

Here it is -- my profile of Roy Cohn from another time and place. As I recall, the dramatic photo of Cohn won a Washington Press Association prize for my friend, the photographer Stephen Crowley, who went on to spend a long career at the New York Times.



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This (above) is a screenshot of the Twitter account of the late Mike Adams. I just saw the horrendous news that the professor and columnist and pro-life / free speech warrior was found dead of a gunshot wound earlier this week in his home in North Carolina. He was 55. 

Adams' employer, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, had recently hounded him into early retirement over the baying-for-blood outcry over a tweet, a statement of honest, painful opinon grounded in bitter irony, protesting the loss of liberty in the Corona lockdown.

Here it is:



Authorities are investigating whether foul play was involved.

Such a quaint phrase, foul play. Even if Adams died by his own hand, the foulest play was behind and all around the cause of death: institutional capitulation to the mob. 

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Thirty years ago on the old MGM lot in Culver City, CA, dreamboat Hollywood idol and American patriot Robert Taylor was un-personned, or, as we say today, "canceled." In deference to a woke cadre of writers working in the building, Lorimar Studios agreed to strip away the golden-era-mega-star's name from The Robert Taylor Building, a simple, white, three-storey building next door to the Jean Harlow and Fred Astaire buildings.

Why? Robert Taylor had not discovered America, co-founded the Republic or led Confederate soldiers into battle. He was an actor, a screen idol, and the longest contract player in MGM history. But he was also an anti-communist and a patriot, and when he was invited to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947, he traveled to Washington and told the committee what he knew from long experience about Moscow-coordinated, Communist...

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Just as we were about to go live with the webinar "Today's Communist Insurrection" at the Center for Security Policy, one of the producers said to me, "Don't be nervous, Alan Keyes just joined the audience." What a kick it was to then receive an invitation from Alan to go on his show "Let's Talk America" so we could continue discussing these same important issues.

Here is the link to the show, which aired lived online yesterday.  

 

Lucky Joe Biden has received a new endorsement. This one comes from a former vice presidential candidate -- a Communist Party vice presidential candidate. That would be Angela Davis, who ran on the Communist Party USA ticket with Gus Hall (John Brennan's 1976 favorite) in 1980 and 1984, after receiving those East German honors (above) in 1972.

Davis, a ideological inspiration for Black Lives Matter, came out for Creepy Joe on Russian government TV -- no kidding.

But how appropriate. Before becoming synomomous with enabling (and Hunter benefiting from) the rise of the Red Chinese military threat, Biden's political career was boosted by the pro-Moscow support from Council for a Liveable World and Al Gore Sr.

Here is what Davis said:

I don't see this election as being about choosing a candidate who will be able to lead us in the right direction. It will be about choosing a candidate who can be most effectively pressured into allowing more space for the evolving anti-racist movement. ... Biden is far more likely to take mass demands seriously than the current occupant of the White House so that this coming November the election will ask us not so much to vote for the best candidate, but to vote for or against ourselves; and to vote for ourselves, I think, means that we will have to campaign for and vote for Biden....

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Missed this is the smoke of burning American cities.

William Barr to Maria Bartiromo, June 21, 2020.

In terms of the future of Durham's investigation, he's pressing ahead as hard as he can, and I expect that we will have some developments, hopefully, before the end of this summer. But as I've said, his investigation will continue. It's not going to stop because of the election. What happens after the election may depend on who wins the election.

These are certainly not the words of a law enforcement officer on a mission to expose an attempted coup against a sitting president. They sound more like the words of the Cover-Up General in inaction, not-working around the clock to slow-walk a conspiracy against our democractic process into irrelevance. 

It's...

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I'm currently reading The Big Dance: The Untold Story of Weatherman Kathy Boudin and the Terrorist Family that Committed the Brink's Robbery Murders by John Casetllucci. There's much to learn about Antifa and Black Lives Matter by studying some of their ideological and even inspirational forbears.

In order to break down the allure of The Weathermen faction for people such as Kathy Boudin (whose son Chesa Boudin is San Francisco district attorney), Castellucci quotes Ayers, who raised Chesa while Boudin and Chesa's father were in prison for the Brink's robbery murders. "We have one task, and that's to make ourselves into tools of the revolution ... We have to be willing to fight people...

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Cathy Wilkerson, one of two survivors of the 1970 Weather Underground bomb-factory explosion in Manhattan, has endorsed Joe Biden for president. Wilkerson is just one of many anti-American and Marxist revolutionaries, erstwhile and current, who have endorsed the Biden campaign. 

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Intrepid journalist and Antifa expert Andy Ngo recently posted a "Dear Comrades" statement on Twitter which he identified as having come from CHAZ/CHOP. (See below for complete text.) 

Signed by the "Capitol Hill Occupied Protest Solidarity Project Committee" (CHOPSPC?), the statement announces the conclusion of "the CHOP project." Later comes the real news: CHOP's surreal endorsement of Joe Biden for president -- as if the democratic process was actually their thing -- as well as endorsements...

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Screengrabs from video shot by The Daily Caller's Richie McGinness

Yesterday, in Washington, D.C., a guerilla organizer with a smile and a megaphone stood at the foot of a tribute to the end of slavery in America featuring Abraham Lincoln and an emancipated slave. To great hooting and applause, he made the following announcement.  "On Thursday, at 7pm, we're tearing this motherf----- down."  



How dare you?

You can't do that ...

That's against the law ...

You're under arrest ...

Such natural responses no longer occur to government officials -- with the possible exception of the President of the United States, whose precarious position...

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I am delighted by the interest in my most recent appearance on "Crowdsource the Truth" with Jason Goodman. Two notable pickups include Conservative Treehouse and Gateway Pundit.

Although the interview is one hour, the research and reporting that made it possible span more than a decade, beginning right after 9/11. This work first appeared in my weekly syndicated newspaper column and assorted blog essays, and a good chunk of it appears in my volume of collected columns, No Fear. I invite new visitors to this website to search the archive for "COIN," "goat," "Petraeus," "MyChrystal," "tea," "Allen," "dhimmitude," "Koran," "Mortenson," "Jones," "Leavenworth," "Hatley," and the like. The results will convey a sense of the vast petri dish in which hundreds of thousands of US military were forced to sink or swim under the command of social engineering globalists in Iraq and Afghanistan. Once this largely unexamined backstory becomes better known, the fact that these same commanders are now joined in an ambush against our "American First" counter-revolutionary president makes perfect and perfectly sinister sense.

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Army Chief of Staff Douglas MacArthur consults Major George S. Patton (center) on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

In his memoir, Reminscences, General Douglas MacArthur provides an illuminating account of the Bonus Army riots in the summer of 1932, which, as Army Chief of Staff, he would help quell after District of the Columbia requested assistance.

MacArthur's account highlights some striking similarities with recent Black LIves Matter/Antifa rioting in the nation's capital, especially when it comes to his overview of the tense situation in these final months of the Herbert Hoover administration. 

In 1964, MacArthur wrote:

In these days of wholehearted unity, it is hard to believe that thirty years ago the President of the United States lived in danger, and the Congress shook with fear at the sight and sound of the marchers. It is hard to believe, too, that...

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It's not every day seven years after publication that a new book review appears, but such was my happy surprise: British Intelligence, a new online magazine, has just published a review of American Betrayal by Mark Gullick in its June 2020 issue.

The editors introduce the review this way:

This is the second of a four-part series, Writing the Resistance, the first of which featured David Horowitz and links naturally to our second subject, American columnist and author Diana West. West is the author of The Death of the Grown-Up,...

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A tweet from @uyghur_groyper alerted me to the eye-catching document above. It is described by @JianRen12 as "Chinese Communist Party's Announcement to support African American Resistance, 1968." 

Not reading a word of Chinese, I can't evaluate it. I can, however, link to a 1968 declaration by Chairman Mao, recently referenced by Cliff Kincaid here, titled, "Support for the Afro-American Struggle Against Violent Repression." The map above looks more like a battle plan of action and it is hard not to see the similarities to a map of American cities finally on fire more than 50 years later.

Now for a possible update on Chinese strategy...

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This is a post for "family" -- readers of this blog, and especially longtime readers of this blog, who will be able to hearken back to The Disinformation Wars on American Betrayal. 

As some will have noticed, I have not been publishing much of late in the Epoch Times. Until quite recently, this was due to the fact that I have not been writing much of late either, having been consumed by private matters for some months. My April 12 column, "When Grand Juries Are Not So Grand," was my first contribition since February 3, which was my first contribution since December 22, 2019. I think it was probably also my last.

On April 21, I received an email from the op-ed...

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Back in October 2019, I abandoned an essay I had begun about Andy McCarthy's book, Ball of Collusion, regarding his statement of faith in the Intelligence Community/Mueller Report finding that "Russia" "hacked" the DNC. As many will recall, the evidence for this finding is a redacted draft report submitted to the FBI by a DNC contractor, Crowdstrike. 

After the recent release of December 2017 testimony of Crowdstrike co-founder (and Mueller protege) Shawn Henry in which Henry admits that Crowdstrike had no evidence for this foundational charge, I found myself thinking about that essay fragment (below), and wondering about all the corrections (including in McCarthy's book) that become mandatory to straighten out a badly twisted record. These corrections are not happening, however. Nor is anyone asking why this vital House testimony remained locked away from public sight...

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I can't think of a better word than "blithering" to describe Conrad Black's writings about FDR, especially in conservative publications.

His writings about American Betrayal and Yours Truly, however, are something else again but I haven't found the apt word to encapsulate the crude, pompous and vicious streak in him that my work has magically inspired.

To wit:

Diana West, a right-wing loopy who has occasionally aroused cautious hopefulness that she has been house-trained, has published a novel presented as a non-fiction work, entitled “American Betrayal." ... The West farrago of lies has been thoroughly debunked, especially by Ron Radosh...

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Messaging on Twitter in these corona times is revealing all kinds of new fissures. Take the Twitter account of OANN's Jack Posobiec. Having racked up around 750K followers on Twitter, Posobiec has perplexed some conservatives of late for having come out as an enthusiast for the corona lockdown and for Bill Gates. This is something of a redundancy since Bill Gates is the Big Daddy of Corona Lockdown, at least until the economy is completely dead and the New Vaccine Order begins.





In these same corona times, more tweets in defense of Bill Gates caught my eye -- in this case by David Horowitz. This became a little interesting on learning, also via Twitter, that Horowitz was a mentor of Posobiec.

Like mentor, like mentored?



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Chicks on the Right has the Corona Lockdown story of the week about Rick Savage, purveyor of Sunday River Brewing Company.

Savage tells the story better than anyone could so so give him your attention.

 

 

 

I am filing this under Smart Researchers who build brick walls and hit them, blocking avenues of thought and study, categorically dismissing the possibility that there might be something on the other side of the wall. Motivation? Agenda? Ideology? Profit motive? Subversion? Conspiracy? All of the above and more?

Nah, the assassination of Caesar was just dumb luck. 



Julie Kelly's "Time to Sideline False Prophets of Doom" makes the case in less sweeping fashion but "good intentions," "poor planning" are surely tattered placeholders by this advanced, low point.    



Alex Berenson, too, provides a daily reality check on media disinfo; however, he, too, sees only "government failure" behind the crisis.



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For the record, David Horowitz is/was a defender on Twitter of Fauci and Birx and still defends Gates.

March 27, 2020



March 28, 2020



As late as April 3, 2020, he was whacking Fauci critics.



So witty. But then:





April 10, 2020





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Also at The Epoch Times

Once again, it was goosebumps for diehards when John Solomon told Sean Hannity that John Durham was issuing subpoenas on behalf of a grand jury. Twitter pulses racied. John Brennan was closer than ever to a rockpile in prison stripes, wasn't he? Comey, Ohr, Kramer, Simpson, Clinton were sweating bullets, right?

I will be jubilant if I am wrong, but I continue to doubt it. I do not expect the anti-Trump conspirators to be indicted and tried for sedition or treason or any other serious crime by Attorney General William Barr's Department of Justice. Nothing we have seen to date points to it. What should...

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Just finished up a wonderful conversation with Jason Goodman of "Crowdsource the Truth." Our topic was   the #NewCoronaOrder through the Marxist lens. I won't say, "Enjoy" because it's all so godawful, but I hope viewers find it of interest!  

 

According to this priceless report in The Guardian from November 30, 2017, Chinese state media described the meeting between Barack Obama and Xi, which took place two weeks after President Trump's state visit to Beijing, as a meeting of "veteran cadres." 

If you are a lifelong communist, "veteran cadre" is a term of veneration. If you are a former president if the United States, "veteran cadre" is a term of treason.

The Guardian put it this way:

Chinese media fawned over Obama and Xi, dubbing the pair `veteran cadres', a term typically applied to retired Communist officials. But in a sign of the diplomatic sensitivity, Chinese state media reported on the event in a single terse article.

Western media mirrored...

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On with Frank Gaffney, trying to make sense of the Corona World Order.

Listen here.

 

The Imperial College London computer model predicting 500,000 deaths in the UK, spurring draconian quarantine measures by Boris Johnson's government and also our government, has been -- what is the best word? Tweaked? Adjusted? 

Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson put it out there that his initial estimate of 500,000 deaths might be a titch high. Now he thinks the death toll could be something like 20,000 British people, and maybe not even that many. And about that 18 month quarantine Ferguson called for? Well, terribly sorry, old bean, that was a little off as well. Ferguson is now saying the virus will peak in  two or three weeks.

No one should ever believe anything the man says again but that doesn't change the fact that...

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I jumped on an episode of Secure Freedom Radio with Frank Gaffney, Fred Fleitz, Gordan Chang and Kevin Freeman today.

Listen to the whole show here.

 



With the news of the day so terribly bleak, I turned to the New York Times's books to watch in this month of February for a quick, tonic blast of agit prop. My goodness, though; what unexpected comedic genius in these cascading cliches -- a real gift. Thanks, Woke Ones!

The following opening lines are truly copied verbatim.

Amnesty, by Aravind Adiga (Scribner's): Ever since his refugee application was denied ...

Apartment, by Teddy Wayne (Bloomsbury): It's 1996, and Wayne's achingly lonely narrator is enrolled in Columbia's MFA program ...

Apeirogon, by Colum McCann (Random House): Two fathers, one from Israel and one form Palestine, are linked by their shared grief ...

The Cactus League, by Emily Nemens (Farrar, Straus & Giroux): This debut...

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I deeply regret to report that our dear friend and great patriot Phil Haney, former DHS officer, intelligence expert and courageous truth-teller about Islam, has died violently in California yesterday. The initial reports I am hearing and also reading on social media is that he was shot and killed near San Francisco. I will post more details when they are confirmed.

UPDATE 1:20 pm ET: John Guandolo is reporting the following: "Preliminary investigation has ruled Phil’s death a suicide."  

Given that findings of "suicide" in our time have become synomous with "Arkancide" and other framed and fixed murders, above all we owe Phil a vigorous investigation and vetting of the evidence. 

RIP, friend.  

UPDATE: 1:36 pm ET Just came across this on Twitter.

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There was so much more to say that we recorded a second interview:



Frontpagemag recently posted a story about a letter Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote on behalf of Robert Meeropol and his family to President Barack Obama in which she asked Obama to issue a presidential proclamation exonerating Meeropol's mother, Ethel Rosenberg.

Yes, that Ethel Rosenberg. Along with husband Julius, Ethel Rosenberg and a ring of communist espionage agents did whatever they could (along with many others) to make sure Josef Stalin had the atomic bomb for his arsenal.

This was not just about Kremlin bragging rights. Archive records show that possession of "the Bomb" gave Stalin the confidence to trigger the Korean War. Further, other technologies stolen by the "Rosenberg Ring" would be weaponized against Americans in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The carnage, pain, destruction and loss unleashed on the world by these secret agents of Stalin is beyond...

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Now at The Epoch Times

When President Donald Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he believes the Democrats’ frontrunner, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, is a communist, the president clarified “you could say socialist,” but then again, “I think of Bernie sort of as a socialist but far beyond a socialist.”

As the pundits trip over poli-sci-class definitions, my question is what’s the difference?

As far as freedom-lovers go, safeguarding our liberties guaranteed by the Constitution, there is none. To be sure, communists and socialists argue and split hairs. They fight and break heads. But they also work together and destroy liberty because they all travel to the same soul-crushing destination of collectivism.

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