On this Memorial Day, with the cemeteries closed down, the parades cancelled, and most public activities not taking place, Hillsdale College has prepared a moving tribute. Please watch, and remember the reason for this National Holiday.
…in these days of Darkness? Who will write down, for others to read, exactly what happens? Who will write the History of events in all the turmoil? Who will record exactly what is said, and meant, by President Donald Trump? How will posterity know exactly what kind of President he was, when the recorders are those who despise him, and despise those who elected him? When the video record of rallies and press conferences is edited to make the President look foolish, or crazy.
Who will record the Truth, when even those who call themselves “conservative” devote an entire magazine issue to hatred of the candidate? Who will provide the true descriptions of events that shake the world? We are living through a momentous time, when Government decrees that Society will Stop in its tracks, to prevent the spread of a thing that is so small, so invisible, that the people will only know it by its deliverance of illness and death. We are living in a difficult moment, when we are subjected to writings by a so-called “press” who devotes itself to denigration of the President, even when he does what is obviously necessary to preserve the Nation.
Who will write the History of these Days of Hurt, Darkness, and Death? We need to tell the Truth, about the actions of the Elected National Legislators who, instead of working on behalf of the Voters who elected them, work to investigate, and undermine, the duly-elected President. We need to write, and preserve the Truth about these days. Witness, and write about what you see. History depends on You.
Many greater than the Chinese Communist Party is admitting to. I urge all of my followers to follow the link below to an excellent story, promoted to the Ricochet Main Feed by the Editors. Many thanks to the Post Author, James Gawron. Also, many of the commenters provided their own links to other stories, which only add to the sordid data. God Bless Everyone in America. And may the Almighty God Curse the Chinese Communists unto the tenth generation.
With Novel Coronavirus spreading like wildfire everywhere in the world now, perhaps you are wondering how it all started, where this virus came from in the first place. You might wish to know how it was that, last fall in China, someone in the medical establishment there noticed some cases of a particularly nasty pneumonia cropping up around Hubei Province in central China; the capital city of Wuhan in particular.
Let’s start, then, at the beginning. Chinese culture is very old, going back many centuries, and many of the culinary characteristics of today’s China are throwbacks to a much more primitive time. In the long past, like in most countries, the Chinese people lived closer to the forests. In those forests lived many species of animals, and the people killed and ate those animals. When the Chinese people became more civilized, and moved into villages and then into cities, they brought many of their culinary tastes with them. Chinese people today still have a taste for unusual foods like pangolin, bats, and sharks-fins. It is well-known that Chinese will pay good money for some very unusual foods, and that has led to their encouraging of poaching of some endangered species.
Cultures in Africa also have a taste for some exotic wildlife, and many tribes today still live in or near jungles and forests, where they hunt and eat wild animals, sometimes including primates. Here is a picture of a market stall in Africa, where they are selling exotic wildlife for food.
In Africa, this is called “bushmeat”, and you can see the face of a primate among the specimens in this market. It is well-known that some diseases can be spread by the consumption of exotic animals, and that eating the flesh of primates may carry what is known in humans as Creutzfeld-Jakob disease. This is a particularly gruesome, incurable condition that causes the brain to deteriorate.
Getting back to the beginning, scientists for decades have known that many exotic species of forest and jungle wildlife carry their own kinds of viruses and bacteria. In these species, the pathogens often do not cause any kind of adverse effects or illnesses. In fact, we humans also carry many harmless, and sometimes beneficial, viruses and bacteria (bacteria are what actually allows us to digest our food). It is only when humans consume, or live among, these exotic species that their viruses and bacteria can “jump” to humans, and then they can cause very harmful diseases. This process is called “zoonosis”.
In the early 20th Century, it has been determined, the virus that causes AIDS first jumped from African primates to humans. It remained localized for a long time, but eventually made its way into civilization, and they was spread very rapidly by homosexual humans and their multiple sex partners (the original “spreader” was a flight attendant who boasted of over 2,500 partners). The Ebola virus, whose name is a river in Africa, was spread by Africans and their penchant for eating bushmeat, and it remains a stubborn low-level epidemic in multiple parts of Africa. Eastern Equine Encephalitis is a virus found in horses that can spread to humans, and African Swine Fever has recently decimated the pigs of China (it is similar to Ebola in humans). Scientists and wildlife experts have been trying for decades to get Africans to stop eating bushmeat, but their efforts have been in vain. Culture is just too powerful.
Well, the same kind of situation holds in modern China. The Wuhan Wet Market is an institution in the large capital city of Hubei Province, where citizens can buy all manner of wild animals for food. Investigators have determined that the virus that is now propagating everywhere in the world originated in bats sold in the market. And the Chinese people have proven similarly resistant to giving up their cultural taste for exotic food. The Communist Party has closed the market for now, but the culture does not change that quickly. Here’s a new interesting article.
China has been a Communist country since 1949, and the Party has added another layer of culture over the original Chinese culture. Their culture of secrecy and arrogance contributed in large part to the spread of this new disease. However, their very-Chinese concentration on “saving face” also helped in a big way to keep this world-wide pandemic going. The Communist Party’s prime directive is tranquillity-they will do anything to avoid unrest in the population. So they did things like suppress news of the disease outbreak, and put the doctor who originally told his medical colleagues about it under isolation, making him sign a confession to “spreading rumors”, and condemning him to death from the virus.
Communism is Evil, and it can lead to situations like we are seeing now. People all over the world are succumbing to this previously-unknown virus, and their deaths can be attributed in part to Chinese and Communist Culture.
Peggy Noonan is a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, who writes a weekly column on Saturdays, entitled “Declarations”. Now, I admit I’m almost a week behind in reading my hard-copy Journal-this quote is from last Saturday. In her article entitled “The Democrats’ Unserious Week”, she describes all the foolish and malevolent behaviors of the House Democrats on the night of the President’s State of the Union speech. She decries the Speaker of the House’s inane and childish tearing-up of her copy of the speech, in plain sight on national television.
But Ms. Noonan really reveals her heart when she says, describing the President’s appeals to black Americans “This is a realignment I have supported and a repositioning I have called for and I’d be lying if I said it didn’t please me to see it represented so effectively and I very much regret that the president is a Bad Man and Half Mad because if he weren’t I’d be cheering”.
Ms. Noonan, the sentiment highlighted above is just plain mean. By calling the President of the United States a bad man and half-mad, you not only cast aspersions on the character of the legitimately-elected outsider non-politician leader of the free world, you cast aspersions on the millions of American Voters who elected him in 2016, and avidly support him now, and through all the horrible sticks, stones, slime, and lawsuits that he has been subjected to since the day he was elected. President Donald Trump is most definitely neither half-mad, nor bad. This President is the most Pro-American President we have had in recent memory, and we The American People will lead him on to a second, and much larger Victory in the election of 2020. And many of us will not only be voting in his favor, we will be voting against you, and your ill-considered description of him. President Trump has helped bring America back from the decline perpetrated by Barack Hussein Obama and his henchmen, and we hope to see millions more black Americans abandon the DemocRat party and vote Republican this year.
I just realized one thing about Rush that I had never thought of before. I wonder if it has also occurred to the rest of Rush Limbaugh’s loyal audience, that he is human, and he might not be around forever. I think most of us just took it for granted that, from noon to 3:00PM ET, or whenever his program is on where you live, when you turn on your radio, he’s there. Every day, for three whole hours, he has been there, pretty reliably, for over 30 years. It simply never occurred to me that someday he might be gone. So the announcement that he was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer, just hit me like a ton of bricks. Now that I’ve had a chance for it to sink in, and have heard last Friday’s show (I listened to the first hour live through his Web site, before people started interrupting me at work), I am again reminded of his likeness to a Bobo doll-you can knock him over, but he keeps getting back up every time. And one of the reasons for that is his irrepressible optimism, about himself, about life in general, and about America.
Here, from his two books, are some of what I consider Rush’s best, most pithy, pronouncements.
So, take some advice. Lighten up. We should all laugh more at ourselves. I don’t need to improve much in this area, but admit it, many of you people do. Many of you take things far too seriously in most cases. Come on, laugh at yourselves, folks.
We need to encourage people to contribute to the economy, not to sit around basking in self-pity. We need to help them get out of the situation, rather than glorifying and perpetuating it. Encourage them to become economically equal members of this society, rather than a collection of sycophants sidling up to the pig and looking for the biggest nipple they can find.
Don’t fall prey to the seductive emotional appeals of the Democrats as they attempt to pit one group of society against another with their politics of class envy. Let the facts speak for themselves. If a liberal president gets elected, he, like Jimmy Carter, will make sure “fairness” applies to all economic levels. He will see to it that we all get poor again.
The way to save endangered species is to give someone a stake in preserving them. By allowing legitimate ranches to privatize them, we can make sure others don’t pulverize them.
People are going to have to learn to depend less on the government. We are going to have to separate them from the federal budget sow. But we can also make their lives better by giving them more choice in how the tax money they do pay is spent.
I refuse to believe that people, who are themselves the result of Creation, can destroy the most magnificent creation of the entire universe.
Environmentalists always appeal to the memories of a simpler, more natural time. They are regressing, wanting to go backward in time.
I want this to be a great country, and a great country needs as many great individuals as there can be.
For the black leadership to continue to encourage their people to absorb themselves in the past, instead of helping them to get beyond the bitterness, is doing them a great disservice.
…man is a spiritual being. If his faith in God is destroyed, the void will be filled with something else. Throughout history that substitute for faith has been a belief in a man-made god called the state. Untold crimes have been committed in its name, Hitler and Stalin being the most bloody recent examples.
I am convinced that the most important thing conservatives have to do to win is to just keep saying no to the left. No to their special-interest giveaways. No to their pork-barrel spending projects. No to their privileged congressional empire….Be confident and patient, and never forget History.
Yes, I am fortunate that I have the opportunity to do what I love. But nobody handed it to me on a silver platter. I had to work at it and prove myself every step of the way. My story is nothing more than an example of the Original American Ethic: hard work, overcoming obstacles, triumphing over enormous odds, the pioneer spirit. These things, my friends–not such vacuous symbolic gestures as wearing ribbons on lapels or government intrusion into every aspect of our lives–are what built this country.
A man from Alabama recently wrote me a computer letter accusing me of being too upbeat and optimistic. He said that by listening to me, one would get the idea that there is no hurting or suffering going on in the world and that everything is working out for the best. Wrong. I realize that there are failures and suffering. I just happen to believe that there would be a great deal more of them if everyone had that writer’s pessimistic, defeatist attitude. …What “the Suffering” need is steady doses of confidence-building optimism.
I have not written a doctoral theses about free enterprise. Humbly speaking, as the Doctor of Democracy, I am free enterprise. And I operate in the real world, not in the insulated atmosphere of the ivory-tower academy.
Don’t believe the doomsayers. Don’t believe the negativity-mongers. Don’t believe the America-bashers–even if one of them is the president of the United States. Don’t buy into the lie that punishing high achievers will bring you happiness. Your own success–born of your own ingenuity and industry–is what will make you happy.
And I support our duly-elected President Donald Trump. All of my classifications above are assumed NOT to support the President. That segment of society is assumed to be Leftist. That segment of society is assumed to be pro-abortion. I don’t fit that mold either. [and I refuse to use the term “pro-choice” either. I prefer pro-abortion, because that is the correct descriptive term]
As Ayn Rand used to say: Check Your Premises.
I will go out on a limb here, and predict that President Trump will win re-election in November, win the popular vote, and get his second term by a much larger margin than he won his first.