Thursday, April 15, 2021

Op-ed:
Weapons of Cultural War
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots / Right Side Patriots Radio

A simple question...is American culture dead? In a not so simple answer...yes...at least the culture most of us grew up in is, and if it's not dead it's on serious life support. And the culture I speak of is a culture where freedom was valued above all else and where “liberty and justice for all ” had not yet become media-driven frowned upon sentiments. Such a sad commentary on today's America we are currently baring witness to.

America...“the land of the free and the home of the brave” has now, at least in the political realm, become a land where a “placeholder president” gets away with ruling by executive order while his political opponents cower in fear of being called “racists”...“racists” in the broadest and most twisted sense of the word...as in those being perceived to be driven by narrow-minded bigotry of anything proposed by or initiated by the left.

America...a once true melting pot of blended races and cultures is now anything but as the voices of certain minorities seem to override the majority and dominate both common sense and the political discourse, while at the same time seeing these same folks completely separating themselves from what was once viewed as the sum of American culture. And this in turn has now filtered down into becoming broad based cultural biases, biases not without merit, yet biases having little or nothing to do with race or ethnicity per se, while having everything to do with politically driven anti-American ideologies.

In other words, intolerance morphing directly into into abject censorship. A special form of ostracism where tolerance of differences actually becomes selectively enforced offensiveness.

And what better way to describe such anti-American ideologies than with the two words “cancel culture”...the movement trying to erase and rewrite American history itself...as if tearing down statutes, removing paintings, and other such foibles changes actual history...it emphatically does not and will not for what was...was...period. Now going against not only our American way of life and what is basically western prevailing societal norms, values, and ethics, the adherents of this ideology, for the most part, are black malcontents who thinks today's white folks owe them something for their ancestors past; are spoiled rich white kids with too much time and money on their hands; or are those liberal sorts who love using race and misplaced sensibilities to force their opponents into both political and cultural submission.

Now being given free reign by the Democrat powers that be to publicly shame those who don’t agree with them, “cancel culture” has become a movement trapped in a highly focused yet extremely dangerous group-think sort of mentality whose mission, if you will, is to lay assault on our traditional sense of moral law and order as well as on American cultural and religious values, and they're doing so in order to gain the upper hand over the multitudes of cowardly politicians too afraid to initiate any sort of action to oppose them. And the mainstream media, who while pushing forward their own self-fabricated brand of anger and hate based solely upon politically generated lies and innuendos, relishes in reaping both a ratings bonanza and large financial advertising rewards by actually giving, not only the adherents of said “cancel culture” a voice, but by giving the adherents of what's now called “woke culture” a platform as well...a platform by which they too can speak out and oppose any and all things American and to do so without fear of either media or political reprisal.

But what exactly is this somewhat new ideology known as “woke culture?” It simply is the now favored media description du jour of those progressive sorts who have suddenly and oh so miraculously “woken up”...as in become “aware”...of what they perceive to be not only ongoing unaddressed racial discrimination issues but other assorted social injustices here in the U.S. as well, including the standard plethora of leftist issues...climate change, abortion, inclusion, fossil fuels, illegals, etc...that are both the hallmark and calling card of those out to destroy our beloved America. 

And while the whole idea of being “woken” has its origins in black culture, it's now being used as a catchall phrase in the political discourse thanks...so sarcastically said of course...to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement that uses the hashtag #staywoke to reignite both the overt animosity and the physical flames of racial tension that was slowly starting to temper down here in our country... animosity and a path towards said flames that (I believe) was actually deliberately initiated and set by Barack HUSSEIN Obama courtesy of his infamous words, “If I had a son he'd look like Trayvon Martin.”

Simply, the joint ideologies...the joint weapons of cultural war...of both cancel culture” and “woke culture”...has not only divided our country into warring political camps, but into actual race-bating camps as well...camps that do not even bother to hide the fact that their goal is to openly pit black folks against white folks, and law and order folks against a criminal element now being given free reign to run amok by an administration run amok itself. And while “cancel culture's” and “woke culture's” adherents claim that what they do is based upon their first amendment right to free speech, their (supposed) striving for racial equality, and their right to the “pursuit of happiness,” they in turn willingly and knowingly deny those very same rights to those of us who oppose them.

But the truth is that both “cancel culture” and “woke culture” are just more of the ugliness that is “political correctness”...“political correctness” on steroids that will, in time, run its course with the only difference in their modus operandi in today's America being the using of a new deemed more hip vernacular to address the same old tired, over-played issues that surface when election years roll around, especially when a change in political power is looming. And while some folks hope that things will change for the better and do so in a more timely manner, reality itself has proven that change will not come via intimidation, threats, or political coercion, but will only come with yet another change in administration. And really, no one in either party has the power to wave the proverbial magic wand or sprinkle enough unicorn fairy dust to make lasting and positive change happen any sooner than destiny dictates.

Simply, only time and the maddening futility of still non-existent events will determine whether things, no matter the label du jour attached to them, will change our country's current status quo unless “We the People” rise up to claim the ultimate sort after prize...as in the America we remember and long for...as in “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” a land where "liberty and justice for all" is the true order of the day.

 Copyright © 2021 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All rights reserved.                                                            

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

FDA recommends pause of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after blood clot cases
There have been six reported cases of a rare and severe blood clot in over 6.8 million Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recipients
 

The Food and Drug Administration together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending a pause in the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after several instances of a severe blood clot in recipients.

According to the FDA, there have been six reported cases of the rare and severe type of blood clot in over 6.8 million Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recipients.

"Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare," the agency said on Twitter. "Treatment of this specific type of blood clot is different from the treatment that might typically be administered. CDC will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on Wednesday to further review these cases and assess their potential significance. FDA will review that analysis as it also investigates these cases."

Read entire article and see video, tweet, and graph here: https://www.foxnews.com/health/fda-recommends-pause-johnson-johnson-covid-19-vaccine-blood-clot-cases

Liberals Are Really Going to Hate Ron DeSantis Over Florida's Latest COVID Benchmark 
Matt Vespa / Townhall Tipsheet

If there is one person in liberal America who is hated as much as Donald Trump, it has to be Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. He’s the heir apparent to the Trump coalition. He’s a potential presidential candidate—and media attacks only increase his name ID. He’s handled COVID exceptionally well in his state, especially when it comes to their vaccination plan. He was attacked for vaccinating the elderly first. Yes, that happened because the media knows the deal. They have to destroy him before he clinches any more wins. The problem is that they’ve failed miserably at it. They talk about the facts. Well, DeSantis has been making them eat it for months since the facts favor his view on the pandemic. Right now, Florida has reached another good benchmark: COVID deaths have remained in the single digits (via Palm Beach Post):

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Analysis: Why Do They Hate Ron DeSantis So Much?
Guy Benson / Townhall Tipsheet

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been attacked more dishonestly, more often than any current Republican officeholder in the country over the last year, and it's not particularly close.  We spend an inordinate amount of time and energy correcting and combating the ferocious parade of false claims against DeSantis -- not because we carry any special brief for him, but because the criticisms are simultaneously ubiquitous and almost universally weak, misleading, or outright false.  Misinformation demands a response.  On Fox News yesterday, I offered three compelling reasons why so many journalists -- wielding press credentials as public relations assault weapons against their fellow leftists' disfavored politicians and related targets -- have come so hard after Florida's governor.  It's a trifecta of bitterness and fear:

Read entire article and see videos and tweets here: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2021/04/06/why-do-they-hate-ron-desantis-so-much-n2587465

Florida sues federal government to allow cruises to sail
A.G. Gancarski / FLORIDA POLITICS
 
AG Moody filed the suit with the Governor's blessing.

Gov. Ron DeSantis in Miami Thursday amped up pressure on the White House to allow cruises to resume, citing “tens of thousands of Floridians who depend on the viability of the cruise industry for their livelihood” as the reason for a lawsuit challenging the Joe Biden administration to rescind a No-Sail Order

“Today is our day to fight for them,” DeSantis said.

He announced that Florida was filing a lawsuit against the federal government and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to demand cruise ships “open immediately.”

He had threatened potential action last month if a pathway wasn’t created to allow the resumption of cruises, and now he and the Attorney General are delivering.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II's husband, dead at 99
The Duke of Edinburgh underwent heart surgery earlier this year 
 
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II’s husband of 73 years, died on Friday at Windsor Castle. He was 99.

The royal family confirmed the Duke of Edinburgh's death on Friday in a statement shared to Twitter.

"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

During England’s coronavirus lockdown, he had been staying at Windsor Castle, west of London, with the queen, 94.

On Feb. 16, Philip was admitted to a London hospital after feeling unwell. On March 3, he underwent a procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital before being transferred back to King Edward VII hospital on March 5 and ultimately released home on March 16.

Read entire article and see video and photos here here: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/prince-philip-queen-elizabeth-husband-dead

Confirmed: The Laptop Belongs to Hunter Biden...And the Liberal Media Can Eat a Ton of Crow
 
They should actually get a frying pan to the face. The liberal media peddled lies and more lies about Hunter Biden and the laptop that exposed the sordid business dealings of the Biden family. It was the 2020 October Surprise that the media depth charged. Why? It’s obvious. It made Joe Biden look bad. It torched the narrative that the former vice president knew nothing about his son’s business dealings. He was in the thick of it, especially on the failed CEFC China Energy deal. China still gave the Biden family millions, however. 

The contents of the laptop were acquired by The New York Post who had the scoop and Big Tech censored them for it. It was a coordinated attempt to keep the image of squeaky clean Joe alive. They muzzled conservative outlets and allowed the liberal media titans to peddle a false narrative about the laptop being Russian disinformation. Former Obama intelligence clowns who also were die-hard believers in the Russian collusion myth threw this into the echo chamber. It was the Democrat-media complex at work. 

Read entire article and see tweets here: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/04/08/confirmed-the-laptop-belongs-to-hunter-biden-n2587623