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GOP Sen. Perdue says he would fly AOC to Georgia to campaign for his Democratic opponent

Socialism doesn’t play well politically in the South — something Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue is banking on in his Senate runoff campaign against Democrat Jon Ossoff.

In fact, Perdue is so sure of it that he said he would fly democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to the state to campaign for Ossoff, NBC News reported.

Socialism kills (Democratic campaigns)

Democrats expected to increase their lead in the U.S. House and believed they could flip control of the U.S. Senate in the 2020 election, and they had their eyes set on taking over multiple state legislatures.

But they failed — bigly. And Democrats’ ties to socialism were seen by party leaders and insiders to be a major reason.

Intra-party postmortem discussions about what happened in the 2020 congressional elections became a source of tension among party members, with accusations for Democrats’ ballot-box failures being leveled at anti-police socialists like Ocasio-Cortez and “The Squad.” One Democratic lawmaker warned, “We have to commit to not saying the words ‘defund the police’ ever again. We need to not ever use the words socialist or socialism ever again,” and, “If we run this race again, we will get f***ing torn apart again in 2022.”

Ocasio-Cortez naturally took exception to those claims and instead blamed the party’s losses on GOP smears connecting Democrats to socialism and “defund the police” movements and on moderate Democrats’ poor campaigning efforts that allowed Republican charges to stick.

Invitation to AOC

Sen. Perdue understands that socialism was a campaign killer for Democrats in 2020 — from congressional races to former Vice President Joe Biden’s failure in Florida — and he’s doing everything he can to tie Ossoff to the ideology.

In an interview with Mike Huckabee last week, Perdue said the “main difference” between him and Ossoff was “simple” to understand: Ossoff is a “socialist.”

And now Perdue has stepped up the game by working to connect Ossoff to Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow travelers.

According to NBC News reporter Alex Seitz-Wald, Perdue said during a campaign stop Monday that he is hoping Ocasio-Cortez will come to Georgia. In fact, he’s willing to foot the bill for a plane ticket to get the democratic socialist to the Peach State and on Ossoff’s trail forthwith.

“She’s going go be down here. I’m going to buy her a ticket!” Perdue said, the Daily Caller reported. “I want her to come down to Georgia. We’ll have that debate.”

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Far-left San Francisco DA blasts Kyle Rittenhouse posting bail: ‘White shooter motivated by racial bias’

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, the far-left progressive who became the San Fran’s top prosecutor this year, argued against Kyle Rittenhouse’s cash bail by citing “strong evidence” of “racial bias.”

What’s the background?

As TheBlaze reported, Rittenhouse — the 17-year-old who made national headlines during the Kenosha riots for shooting and killing two people in what he claims was self-defense — posted $2 million bail on Friday.

Rittenhouse has been charged with two counts of murder. But even the criminal complaint against Rittenhouse reads like Rittenhouse acted in self-defense. There is, indeed, evidence, such as videos of the alleged crimes, that suggests Rittenhouse’s self-defense claims are valid.

If Rittenhouse is convicted of the charges against him, he faces a mandatory life sentence in prison.

What did Boudin say?

Boudin said Friday that Rittenhouse’s bail is yet more evidence of the “failings of money bail.” Boudin both injected race into his reaction, and spoke about Rittenhouse as if the teenager is guilty of the crimes alleged against him, despite the presumption of innocence.

“Anyone want to understand the failings of money bail?” Boudin said. “Look no further: strong evidence of a white shooter motivated by racial bias committing a double murder with an assault rifle. But wealth sets him free.”

It should be noted that both of the men whom Rittenhouse shot and killed were white.

Boudin, who once worked for the late Venezuelan socialist dictator Hugo Chavez, was elected as San Fransisco’s top prosecutor last year. His election was celebrated by progressive politicians and social justice activists. Even Sen. Kamala Harris, the media-declared vice president-elect, welcomed Boudin’s election.

Boudin — who is self-described socialist, according to Vice — has implemented numerous far-left reforms to San Francisco’s criminal justice system, including ending cash bail.

According to Boudin, cash bail is a “discriminatory and unsafe approach to pretrial detention.” Now, pretrial release in San Francisco is determined by “public safety, not on wealth,” Boudin said in January, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Boudin argued cash bail is essentially racist. From his office:

Money bail has disproportionately impacted our poorest communities as well as communities of color. In San Francisco, African-Americans pay over $120 per capita per year in non-refundable bail fees compared to $10 per capita per year for white individuals. Additionally, since 99% of people who post bail in San Francisco use private bail bond companies, there is an instant and dramatic transfer of wealth from low-income neighborhoods and communities of color to private industry; roughly $10-$15 million in non-refundable fees are paid annually to bail bond agencies.

The San Fransisco police union has not been fond of Boudin.

Reacting to his policy ending cash bail, union president Tony Montoya said, “Mr. Boudin is in the process of building the largest criminal justice revolving door imaginable, and San Franciscans will pay a heavy price for it.”

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There Is A Solution To Big Tech Censorship – But No Politician Will Touch It

This article was originally published by Brandon Smith at Alt-Market.us. 

The issue of censorship by major tech companies is a precarious one, and I’m becoming increasingly suspicious of the nature of the debate. There are some complexities, but it can all be boiled down to this:

Big tech social media conglomerates argue that their websites are like any other private business and that they are protected from overt government interference by the US constitution. In other words, they have a right to platform or de-platform anyone they choose. Of course, this is the exact OPPOSITE of what most leftist groups have argued in the past when it comes to private businesses refusing to cooperate with people they disagree with on basic principle, such as LGBT activists, but let’s set that hypocrisy aside for now.

Social media companies have decided that the people they want to de-platform most are conservatives, along with anyone else who disagrees with hard-left ideologies such as social justice or the handling of the pandemic situation. Statements or content that run contrary to leftist philosophies are simply labeled “hate speech” or “conspiracy theory” and are erased.

Conservatives argue that big tech is a monopoly with far too much power, that social media should be treated more like a public resource or “town square” and that these companies are violating the free speech rights of conservatives by specifically targeting them for censorship. Many conservatives are also demanding that Donald Trump and the government step in to regulate or punish such companies for these actions.

The truth is that both sides are right, and both sides are wrong. The real solution to the problem requires a radical change in how we view the institution of corporations and how they interact with government, and it’s a solution I doubt ANY political official will consider, and that includes Trump.

Let me explain…

Social media and big tech do in fact represent a monopoly, but not in terms most people are familiar with. Instead of acting only as an economic monopoly controlling market share, big tech is also a political monopoly controlling the majority of communication platforms. If only one political and social ideological group dominates every major social media and digital information outlet, this in my view represents a completely unbalanced power dynamic that does indeed threaten the free speech rights of the populace.

Rabid censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal, a scandal that is supported by facts and evidence that big tech has chosen to bury because it’s inconvenient to them rather than a violation of their community guidelines, is just one more example of the incredible danger that social media monopolies present.

Obviously, there is the issue of private property rights to consider. I fully support and defend private property rights and I do believe that a business has the freedom to refuse service to anyone for any reason. Just because you open your doors to the public does not mean the public now owns your labor. You should have the right to refuse labor whenever you wish.

If a business refuses a customer based merely on personal bias, then word is going to get around quickly and that business may lose a large number of potential buyers in the future (this is happening right now with multiple alternative social media companies on the rise). The free market should determine the fate of that business, not state or federal governments.

Government itself is an untrustworthy entity that craves a monopoly of power, and by handing government the authority to micromanage the policies and internal practices of web companies we might be trading the big tech monster for an even more dangerous governmental monster.

Who is to say that the government will stop with sites like Facebook or Twitter or Google? Maybe they will exploit their newfound powers to go after smaller websites as well. Maybe they will attempt to micromanage the entire internet. Maybe they will start dominating and restricting conservative websites instead of the leftist conglomerates we intended, and then we will be doubly screwed.

If you value freedom and the Bill of Rights, then this debate leaves us at an impasse. Both sides (perhaps conveniently) lead to a totalitarian outcome. The thing is, the publicly presented argument is a contrived one, a manipulated discussion that only presents two sides when there are more options to consider. The narrative is fixed, it is a farce.

The public has been led to believe that government and corporations are separate tools that can be used to keep each side in check. This is a lie. Big government and big corporations have always worked together while pretending to be disconnected, and this needs to stop if we are to ever defuse the political time bomb we now face.

To solve the social media censorship debacle we need to examine the very roots of corporations as entities. First, corporations as we know them today are a relatively new phenomenon. Adam Smith described the concept of a corporation as a “joint-stock company” in his treatise ‘The Wealth Of Nations’, and stood against them as a threat to free-market economics. He specifically outlined their history of monopoly and failure, and criticized their habit of avoiding responsibility for mistakes and crimes.

Joint-stock companies were chartered by governments and given special protections from risk, as well as protection from civil litigation (lawsuits). But, they were supposed to be temporary business entities, not perpetual business entities. The point was to allow for the creation of a joint-stock company to finish a particular job, such as building a railroad, and once the job was finished the company was dissolved and the government protections were no longer needed. Smith knew that if corporations were ever allowed to become permanent fixtures in an economy, they would result in disaster.

This is exactly what happened in 1886 when the Supreme Court allowed companies like Southern Pacific Railroad to use the 14th Amendment, which was supposed to protect the constitutional rights of newly freed slaves, as a loophole to declare corporations as “legal persons” with all the protections of an individual citizen. Not only that, but with limited liability, corporations actually became super-citizens with protections far beyond normal individuals. Corporations became the preeminent force in the world and it was their relationship with governments that made this possible.

This fact completely debunks today’s notion of what constitutes free markets. Corporations ARE NOT free market structures. They are, in fact, government-chartered and government-protected monopolies. They are SOCIALIST creations, not free-market creations, and therefore they should not exist in a free market society at all.

The alternative option to corporations was for businesses to form “partnerships”, which did not enjoy protection from government, limited liability or the ability to form monopolies. When the owners of a partnership committed a crime, they could be personally held liable for that crime. When a corporation commits a crime, only the company as a vaporous faceless entity can be punished. This is why it is very rare to see company CEOs face prosecution no matter how egregious and catastrophic their actions.

Today, certain corporations continue to enjoy government protections while also enjoying government welfare. Meaning, these companies get a legal shield while also basking in the advantage of tax incentives and taxpayer dollars.

For example, Google (Alphabet and YouTube) has long received huge tax breaks and is rarely if ever forced to pay in full for the massive bandwidth the company uses. In fact, YouTube was facing bandwidth affordability issues until it was purchased by Alphabet and Google, then it no longer had to worry about it – Google gets over 21 times more bandwidth than it actually pays for because of government intervention.

The same rules apply to companies like Twitter, Facebook, Netflix, Apple, etc. All of them enjoy extensive tax breaks as well as cheap bandwidth that makes it impossible for small and medium-sized businesses to compete, even if they operate on a superior model or have superior ideas. Many times the corporations pay no taxes whatsoever while smaller businesses are crippled by overt payments.

A truly free market requires competition as a rule, but the current system deliberately crushes the competition. Again, we live in a socialist framework, not a free market framework.

Now that we understand the nature of big tech and what these companies actually are (creations of government), the debate on social media censorship changes.

How? Take for example the fact that public universities in the US are not legally allowed to interfere with free speech rights because many of them survive by consuming taxpayer dollars. They are PUBLIC institutions, not private. Why then are we treating major corporations that survive on endless taxpayer infusions and incentives as if they are private businesses? They are not – They are publicly funded structures chartered by the government and therefore they should be subject to the same rules on free speech that universities are required to follow.

Said corporations will surely argue against this and will attempt to use legal chicanery to maintain their monopolies. Trying to dismantle them could take decades, and there are no guarantees that government officials will even make the attempt? Why would they? The relationship between government and corporations has been an advantageous one for establishment elites for decades.

Instead of challenging the corporate model in the Supreme Court, an easier option would be to simply take away all welfare and tax incentives for any big tech companies that refuse to allow free speech on their platforms. If Google had to pay normal price for the bandwidth it uses, the corporation would either implode or it would be forced to break apart into multiple smaller companies that would then compete with each other. More competition means lower prices for consumers along with better products. The threat of losing tax incentives would mean more large companies would refrain from censorship.

Donald Trump as president could conceivably make this happen, but he will not, and neither will any other political official. The partnership between government and corporations will continue, I believe because there are other agendas at play here. The establishment WANTS the public to argue in favor of tech totalitarianism on one side and in favor of government totalitarianism on the other side. They aren’t going to allow any other solutions to enter the discussion.

The only available strategy left for fighting back against big tech is to continue leaving their platforms and building our own. This will take many years to accomplish. The point is, there is a more permanent option, but it requires a complete deconstruction of the socialist government/corporate framework now in place. To confront the power dynamic between governments and major conglomerates is to confront one of the fundamental sources of corruption within our society, which is why it won’t be allowed. And when the system refuses to police itself, public upheaval becomes inevitable.

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First lady Melania Trump warns Joe Biden’s ‘socialist agenda’ would ‘destroy America’

First lady Melania Trump made a campaign speech Tuesday in Pennsylvania, making the case for voters to reelect her husband, President Donald Trump, and warning that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s “socialist agenda” would “destroy America.”

Mrs. Trump was making her first solo trip of the 2020 campaign in the battleground state of Pennsylvania. The polls show Trump and Biden in a tight race in the state, the Associated Press reported. Biden also visited the state Monday.

What are the details?

“As an American, I am proud that we have a president who puts our country first,” Mrs. Trump told a crowd in Atglen, Pennsylvania. “Remember, we are a strong nation, again. With Donald Trump as president, we will be even stronger when we beat COVID-19.

“This election isn’t just about the next year,” the first lady continued. “It’s about the next four years, and beyond. It’s about continuing to set this country on a course of real prosperity and success. We can’t, and we shouldn’t, go backwards.”

Then, Mrs. Trump went after Biden directly, saying, “Joe Biden’s policy and socialist agenda will only serve to destroy America and all that has been built in the past four years.”

The first lady began her speech by thanking supporters for the well-wishes her family received after she, President Trump and their 14-year-old son, Barron, all contracted COVID-19. But she defended her husband’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic before declaring, “We don’t close down and hide in fear. We get to work to find real and lasting solutions.”

Mrs. Trump also took a swipe at the media during her talk, condemning their coverage of what she described as “idle gossip and palace intrigue” surrounding the White House.

You can watch the speech in its entirety below:


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Not everyone was a fan of Mrs. Trump’s message.

The Associated Press reported:

Pennsylvania Democratic Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills ridiculed Mrs. Trump’s campaign stop, saying the first lady would not have an answer for Pennsylvania’s soaring unemployment rate or why her husband’s administration has “stopped trying to combat a virus that’s killed 8,700 Pennsylvanians and counting.”

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IMMINENT: YOU’RE GUARANTEED A TURBULENT MESS!

This article was contributed by Lior Gantz of the Wealth Research Group. 

In Germany, as the 1930s progressed, it BECAME IMPOSSIBLE to maintain relationships and friendships with both Jews and others who OPENLY CHALLENGED the ruling elites and the dictatorship that the National Socialist party was running.

FEAR sat in, where tolerance and open-mindedness once presided. One FELT PRESSURED to distance himself from anything that could compromise him; today we have a similar thing, FAR LESS violent and not dictated by fear or government – it is referred to as Cancel Culture.

It encourages people to KEEP SILENT instead of speaking out, since they’re afraid of the blowback and the potential for criticism.

As we approach the most TALKED-ABOUT election cycle of our lifetimes, your family, friends, co-workers and associates might have a SHORT FUSE with you, if they don’t see EYE-TO-EYE with you on politics. Realize that VOLATILITY is virtually assured, as this country is TORN APART by its lack of willingness to find COMMON GROUND and to seek compromise.

Very few are on the fence and I want to suggest that you don’t WASTE YOUR BREATH attempting to speak about this topic with people who have ALREADY DECIDED, and to warn you that you might be caught in situations where people you know want nothing to do with you if you have OPPOSING OPINIONS.

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

As you can see above, the masses have begun to anticipate that MORE INFLATION is coming, since they feel like businesses were forced to cut prices during the pandemic, but they’ll have to raise them back, as we EXIT FROM IT.

Higher inflationary expectations are GREAT FOR GOLD, but not so favorable to stocks. They introduce uncertainty and CEOs hate that, let alone investors.

For me, as we’re starting September, I want to stress that The United States is in a period where respect for the RULES OF THE GAME has been lost. Therefore, my cautionary note to you is to expect that politicians will PLAY GAMES with your children’s emotions. It won’t surprise me if certain cities and states decide to CLOSE SCHOOLS again, in order to inflict political changes.

Don’t be susceptible to any propaganda, which is surely to arrive from both sides of the aisle.

If we UNPACK POLITICS, we realize that it is a theatre that has little to do with what’s good for the average person and PLENTY TO DO with what’s good for the wealthy.

Here’s how the recovery IS PLAYING OUT for the 1%ers:

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

Not only are stocks at ALL-TIME HIGHS, but the equity that has been gained since March is NORTH OF $35tn!

Here are the stats:

  1. This has been the best August since 1986 for the S&P 500!
  2. The Dow Jones is GREEN FOR THE YEAR!
  3. The S&P 500 is up 56% since the MARCH LOWS!

Life is about getting the BIG PICTURE right and we did.

When the MARCH PANIC arrived, we didn’t do a thing in the arena of selling – it was OVERLY CLEAR that the contrarian move was to BUY.

Courtesy: U.S. Global Investors

It’s NOT EASY to do the right thing in a STATE OF CRISIS, but that’s exactly how new leaders are born!

If you did your own research and followed the eternal guideline of BUYING CHEAP, which we highlighted in our THREE WATCH LISTS, as well as in our gold stock profiles, the gains have been ASTONISHING thus far.

It’s a different game now; things aren’t cheap, but opportunities ABOUND.

Politics will become even more polarized, as Wealth Research Group forecasts that presidential debates might be cancelled. We’ll see drama and sensationalism, as both campaigns will try to DIG UP SKELETONS from each other’s closets.

Market volatility is guaranteed.

Therefore, refrain from STOOPING DOWN to the level of these mutual smears and focus on being true to YOUR VALUES.

In a time when the national barometer of morality and ethics is BEING CHALLENGED, don’t get easily persuaded to change your identity to fit the times.

For me, I always go back to MY CORE.

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Joe Biden rolls out $2 trillion climate plan promising ‘an equitable clean energy future’

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden unveiled a “plan to build a modern, sustainable infrastructure and an equitable clean energy future” on Tuesday, which carries a purported price tag of at least $2 trillion.

The campaign for President Donald Trump quickly blasted the proposal, likening it to a “socialist manifesto.”

What are the details?

Biden’s plan would spend $2 trillion over the “first term” of his presidency to create “millions of good, union jobs” on infrastructure, including building “zero-emissions public transportation options” in every U.S. city with a population of 100,000 or more, “achieve a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035,” while ensuring “that environmental justice is a key consideration in where, how, and with whom we build.”

The proposal also promises to expand “broadband, or wireless broadband via 5G to every American,” to use federal dollars for “purchasing the key clean energy outputs like batteries and electric vehicles,” make a “historic investment” in order to upgrade “4 million buildings and weatherize 2 million homes,” and launch a “Civilian Climate Corps.”


Clean energy, climate change focus of Biden’s economic recovery plan

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CBS News reported that “the Biden campaign says the plan would be paid for with a combination of stimulus and increases in the corporate tax rate.” The outlet noted that “the plan also offers commitments to improve highways and roads, but like the original infrastructure plan, he does not offer any long-term funding source for the Highway Trust Fund, which is facing going broke.”

What was the Trump reaction?

Hogan Gidley, Trump’s 2020 national press secretary, issued a statement in response to Biden’s plan, which read:

Joe Biden just bragged about a plan that kills more than 10 million American jobs supported by the energy industries and makes sure the United States is once against dependent on foreign countries for energy. His plan is more like a socialist manifesto that promises to massively raise taxes, eliminate jobs in the coal, oil or natural gas industries, and crush the middle class. Now more than ever, it’s clear that Biden is beholden to the radical socialist ideology of Senator Bernie Sanders, and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and there is no way he can sell this radical agenda to union workers in energy-producing, manufacturing, or auto industry states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, or Wisconsin. We already know what would happen in a Joe Biden economy because for eight long years the American worker was forgotten and we had the slowest economy since the Great Depression — and now he’s pushing extreme policies that would smother the economy just when it’s showing signs of roaring back.

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Socialist Seattle council member vows to replace capitalism with socialism worldwide

An avowed socialist member of the Seattle City Council has issued a video statement threatening anyone — particularly Amazon founder Jeff Bezos — who tries to stand in the way of the agenda of “working people” and vowing to replace the “rotten system” of capitalism with socialism worldwide.

What are the details?

City Journal’s Christopher Rufo posted footage of Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant (Socialist) delivering what he called an “unhinged rant” following the passage of the city’s so-called “Amazon tax” on Monday — a progressive scheme targeting major businesses.

In the video, Sawant directly addressed Bezos, whose company pushed back against a similar initiative in 2018, saying, “I have a message for Jeff Bezos and his class: If you attempt again to overturn the Amazon tax, working people will go all out in the thousands to defeat you. And we will not stop there.”

Indeed, Sawant did not stop there with her threat to Bezos and his “class.” She pledged to take down capitalism globally and replace it with socialism, saying:

You see, we are fighting for far more than this tax. We are preparing the ground for a different kind of society, and if you, Jeff Bezos, want to drive that process forward by lashing out against us in our modest demands, then so be it. Because we are coming for you and your rotten system. We are coming to dismantle this deeply oppressive, racist, sexist, violent, utterly bankrupt system of capitalism. This police state. We cannot and will not stop until we overthrow it, and replace it with a world based, instead, on solidarity, genuine democracy, and equality: a socialist world. Thank you.

Anything else?

Sawant, apparently emboldened by the passage of the Amazon tax she has been pushing for years, drew the ire of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) last week over a separate issue.

Durkan called for the socialist to be investigated by the city council, alleging that Sawant led a group of protesters to the mayor’s house and threatened Durkan and her family. Sawant denied organizing the protest, but she did speak at the event.

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CHAZ protesters release list of crazy demands: Abolish police, close prisons, hire black doctors for black patients, give free college and housing to everyone

A group claiming to be behind the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone — a six-block area in Seattle where armed protesters have ousted police and seized control — have published a list of demands that amount to a strange mix of anarchy and socialism, with some having absolutely nothing to do with police reform.

The CHAZ group’s lengthy list of demands was published on Medium Tuesday and makes just one mention of George Floyd, whose May 25 death in Minneapolis spawned nationwide protests over police treatment of black Americans.

Rather than seeking justice for Floyd’s family, the demands seek a wish list of anarchistic and socialistic reforms including the abolishment of the city’s police department and its “attached Criminal Justice Apparatus,” the end to all use of armed force, widespread wealth redistribution, free college — and a bizarre requirement that hospitals employ “black doctors and nurses specifically to help care for black patients.”

Here’s what they said

The post’s transcribers, @irie_kenya and @AustinCHowe, broke down the demands into four categories: The Justice System, Health and Human Services, Economics, and Education.

“In credit to the people who freed Capitol Hill, this list of demands is neither brief nor simplistic,” the Medium post says. “This is no simple request to end police brutality. We demand that the City Council and the Mayor, whoever that may be, implement these policy changes for the cultural and historic advancement of the City of Seattle, and to ease the struggles of its people.”

Here are some of the items that follow on the list of justice system demands:

The Seattle Police Department and attached court system are beyond reform. We do not request reform, we demand abolition. We demand that the Seattle Council and the Mayor defund and abolish the Seattle Police Department and the attached Criminal Justice Apparatus. This means 100% of funding, including existing pensions for Seattle Police. At an equal level of priority we also demand that the city disallow the operations of ICE in the city of Seattle.

We demand a retrial of all People in Color currently serving a prison sentence for violent crime, by a jury of their peers in their community …

We demand the abolition of imprisonment, generally speaking, but especially the abolition of both youth prisons and privately-owned, for-profit prisons.

The last item on the justice system list goes full-fledge socialist in stating: “We demand that the funding previously used for Seattle Police be redirected into: A) Socialized Health and Medicine for the City of Seattle. B) Free public housing, because housing is a right, not a privilege. C) Public education, to decrease the average class size in city schools and increase teacher salary. D) Naturalization services for immigrants to the United States living here undocumented. (We demand they be called ‘undocumented’ because no person is illegal.) E) General community development. Parks, etc.”

At this point in the post, things really get zany as the demands stray away from any form of police or criminal justice reform. Under the Economics section, the post states:

We demand the de-gentrification of Seattle, starting with rent control.

We demand the restoration of city funding for arts and culture to re-establish the once-rich local cultural identity of Seattle.

We demand free college for the people of the state of Washington, due to the overwhelming effect that education has on economic success, and the correlated overwhelming impact of poverty on people of color, as a form of reparations for the treatment of Black people in this state and country.

Under the Health and Human Services and Education sections, the demands continue to drift away from anything even remotely related to police and criminal justice reform:

We demand the hospitals and care facilities of Seattle employ black doctors and nurses specifically to help care for black patients.

We demand the people of Seattle seek out and proudly support Black-owned businesses. Your money is our power and sustainability …

We demand that thorough anti-bias training become a legal requirement for all jobs in the education system, as well as in the medical profession and in mass media.

And with that, the criteria for utopia are complete.

What else?

CHAZ has caught the attention of President Trump, who referred to the protesters as “domestic terrorists” and “ugly anarchists” in a pair of Wednesday tweets.
The president also called on Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan to “take back” the city from the protesters.
“If you don’t do it, I will,” he threatened.

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Radical socialist councilwoman lets hundreds of chanting protesters into Seattle City Hall — and they demand Democratic mayor’s resignation

Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant and her staff let hundreds of George Floyd protesters inside City Hall on Tuesday night after which she appeared to call her fellow council members “sellouts” and protesters called for Democratic Mayor Jenny Durkan to resign,
KOMO-TV reported.

City officials said the building is typically locked at night, the station said.

Sawant is an outspoken socialist. Indeed, during a Bernie Sanders campaign rally earlier this year, she
told the adoring crowd, “We need a powerful socialist movement to end all capitalist oppression and exploitation!”

Once inside City Hall, she spoke to protesters and lamented about having to deal with “sellouts” and “corporate politicians,” an apparent reference to her fellow council members.

“When I’m sitting on the dais, every moment I remind myself, they’re not my people, you’re my people,” she told the protesters who responded with cheers.

But just in case you thought the throng was one big, happy, monolithic family, one protester reportedly warned the councilwoman to not use Black Lives Matter to advance her personal political ambitions.

Protesters also called for the defunding of police, KOMO said.

Officers deployed tear gas on protesters in Capitol Hill Saturday night, one day after the mayor announced a 30-day ban on using tear gas, the station said.

What did the mayor have to say?

In response to the protest, Durkan’s office released the following statement Tuesday night, KOMO reported:

Mayor Durkan will not be distracted from the critical work that needs to be done at a moment that Seattle is facing its most challenging time in its history. The disparities, health, and economic impacts of the pandemic are an unprecedented challenge. Now we are faced with the pain and trauma relating to the murder of Mr. Floyd and the generations of systemic racism in our city and country that rightfully need to be addressed not through words but action. The City has so much healing and work to do — that is where Mayor Durkan will continue to spend her focus in the coming days, weeks and months ahead. At this pivotal moment, we cannot fan division when we need to come together to make actual steps on policing, invest in community, safely reopen our city to get workers back to work, and address the inequities in every system, including in education, housing, access to wealth building jobs and the criminal justice system.

As the person who originally investigated the Seattle Police Department for the unconstitutional use of force, Mayor Durkan believes that SPD can lead the nation on continued reforms and accountability, but knows this week has eroded trust at a time when trust is most crucial.

Mayor Durkan has worked non-stop over the last three months to keep our community safe and to address the inequities of the pandemic in our community. Working together, we must focus our investments in opportunities for communities of color and increase efforts that go even beyond what we built the first two years, like free college, expanding preschool, protecting domestic workers and rideshare drivers, building affordable housing, and investing in community led youth safety programs.

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WATCH: America’s elections are under attack — and this time the biggest threat isn’t Russia

A war has been declared on this year’s presidential election.

On Wednesday’s TV special, Glenn Beck exposed how the infrastructure that we rely on for a free and fair election is quietly under attack. This time, the biggest threat isn’t coming from Russia, but election-rigging efforts right here at home.

“You are directly in the middle of this fight, and you might not even have realized that your thoughts are being deliberately manipulated … this is much bigger than just undermining Donald Trump,” Glenn explained.

“I’m going to show you how all of this is happening, but the big question is: Why? Our enemies abroad know they have no chance in hell of actually electing their pick for president. They can post as many Facebook ads they want, and they can try and penetrate as many election systems as their hackers expose. But their goal isn’t to actually affect the outcome,” he said. “Victory for nations like Russia is for you to lose faith in the system, and that’s exactly what the socialists are doing right here at home.”

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‘First Class Commie’ Sanders boards wrong private jet and used 3 to travel to campaign event: TMZ

Sen. Bernie Sanders had a rough night.

After getting shellacked by former Vice President Joe Biden in the South Carolina primary, the democratic socialist presidential candidate is said to have boarded the wrong private jet during a campaign stop on Saturday.

According to TMZ, Sanders suffered “a momentary case of a campaign brain fart” as he accidentally boarded the wrong private jet during a campaign stop between South Carolina and Massachusetts. He is said to have been spotted making his way off of a Gulfstream jet before heading to the “Bay State” for a rally in the Boston Common. The Democratic frontrunner is campaigning in fellow rival Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s home state ahead of Super Tuesday, which polls show he is well-positioned to win.

Not the first time

This would not be the first time that Sanders is mocked for flying private.

As ABC News reporter Adam Kelsey tweeted in early February, both Sanders and Warren — who spend a considerable amount of time railing against jet-set billionaires on the campaign trail — were spotted using private jets following the Iowa Caucus.

‘Not 1, not 2, but 3 Gulfstream jets’

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, a Twitter user claimed that Sanders and his campaign staff took not just one but three private jets to travel between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which is only a two-hour drive according to Google Maps.

“[Sanders] and his entourage flew from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in not 1, not 2, but 3 Gulfstream jets today. It took them 10 minutes to fly. Who is the elitist?? #BernieIsACommunist,” twitter user “CarolinaGirl” wrote.

TheBlaze has been unable to independently verify the veracity of these claims.

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Bernie Sanders tries to make sense of his Medicare for All plan

Poor Bernie Sanders. His campaign is now pushing a propaganda video designed to convince voters to believe a simple tax hike on the wealthy, reduction in paperwork, and reduced costs for drugs will somehow be enough to pay for the dream that socialists call Medicare for All.

Makes sense, right?

Wrong. It makes as much sense as a grown man voluntarily crushing his manhood wearing skinny jeans.

Here’s Steven Crowder to break down the facts.



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VIDEO: Surrogate at Bernie Sanders rally exclaims ‘we need a powerful socialist movement to end all capitalist oppression!’ to thunderous applause

Speaking at a rally Monday for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in Tacoma, Washington, a campaign surrogate dispelled any remaining doubts that Sanders and his supporters ardently support socialism and desire to implement it in the United States.

Kshama Sawant, herself a socialist member on the Seattle City Council, delivered an impassioned speech at the rally, which aimed to criticize “corporate elites” and the “billionaire class” in Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ backyard.

“We need a powerful socialist movement to end all capitalist oppression and exploitation!” she exclaimed to thunderous applause during the speech.

The controversial figure — who helped lead the push to raise the minimum wage in Seattle to $15 an hour and once drew ire from the city’s mayor after calling for a “wave of protests and strikes” to shut down highways, airports and other key infrastructure — made sure the crowd knew what kind of campaign Sanders is running.

“Bernie’s socialist campaign is poised to win from Massachusetts to California,” Sawant said.

During the speech, Sawant slammed the Democratic establishment, calling for the creation of “a new party of, by, and for working people” in order to “win Medicare for All, to end the racist mass incarceration system, and to win a bold Green New Deal to avoid climate catastrophe.”

She also warned of elites “rigging” the election against Sanders in favor of their preferred candidates, such as former Vice President Joe Biden and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

Sanders has referred to himself as a democratic socialist akin to a type of socialism represented in some European countries, but has often shied away from labeling himself a socialist on the presidential campaign trail, despite a lengthy career of heaping praise on socialist and communist regimes.

Sawant had no problem doing as much for him, and his supporters didn’t seem to mind.

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