Daily News Roundup

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Sergey Ivanov, Vladimir Putin’s former chief of staff wrote in an op-ed for Eurasia Daily: As Ivanov observes, if Joe Biden, the American Deep State, and the world global elites have called Donald Trump the “worst president in U.S. history,” well, it is because they know best who is the worst — for them.

Ayad Rahim contributor to American Thinker: So we ought to face reality. As of this week, Obama has been running the show in Washington for 4,424 days — and counting — and he’s not shy about letting us know it.

Governor Abbott (R-TX) addressing President Biden policy releasing illegal immigrants with COVID-19 into the U.S.: The unconscionable act by the Biden Administration of released COVID-positive illegal immigrants in our state puts the lives of Texans and Americans at risk. Border security is strictly a federal responsibility. The federal government alone has the responsibility to test, screen and quarantine illegal immigrants crossing our border who may have COVID. Instead of doing their job, the Biden Administration suggested it did not have sufficient resources and, remarkably, asked Texas to assist them in aiding their illegal immigration program. Texas refused. We will not aid a program that makes our country a magnet for illegal immigration.

Jesse Waters on Fox News’ The Five: What is Joe sending Texas besides COVID immigrants and insults? Honestly, Dana Perino, you have a situation now where they’re sending illegal immigrants through with COVID-19 infections and Joe Biden is calling the governor a Neanderthal. It doesn’t make any sense to me.

Daniel Greenfield contributor to FrontPage Magazine: No money for cops or firefighters, but here’s $28 million for the fresh batch of illegal alien migrants here to help bolster Newsom’s one-party state.

Ned Ryun contributor to American Greatness: Unless we meet the Left’s intensity with our own, we will never restore the republic.

Anonymous in D.C. contributor to American Greatness: Today, however, in my own country, I am reluctant to publish this essay under my real name because I am worried about the FBI having a file on me. That is where we stand in the United States of America today.

Thaddeus G. McCotter contributor to American Greatness: It isn’t hard to see the bitter fruits reaped when these three leftist entities collude to have Americans censored: the Democratic Party wins seats; Big Tech keeps its monopolies; and the leftist media controls “the national narrative” without having to fuss with banalities like profitability. All three combine and work in conjunction to stop the democratizing effects of a citizenry empowered by the communications revolution.

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.): They slapped a ‘COVID relief’ label on the largest transfer of wealth ever proposed in the history of the United States. And, tried to sneak it through reconciliation before anybody caught on to what is going.

Tucker Carlson relates how liberals see some Americans: They’re terrified that someday an army of tattooed high school dropouts in Confederate flag tank-tops is going to rise up from the trailer parks of West Virginia and take over the country. They’ll storm the cities with their 75 calibre AR-15 assault weapon machine guns with flash suppressors, each one of which can fire over a million bullets per minute when mounted on the back of an F-150 pickup truck, plastered with racist bumper stickers. That is their nightmare. That is the monster under every liberal’s bed.

IIan Wurman administrative and constitutional law professor tweeted about Governor Ducey (R-AZ): TX, MS, CT, IA are all opening up. But @dougducey issues an EO that rescinds “capacity” limits. Yet what limits capacity is having to sit six feet apart, no standing, etc. The Governor has issued an order to make it *look* like he’s opening up, but he’s not.


Khabayan: A Quick Guide To Free Speech And Avoiding Big Tech Online.
Many people have been asking for a basic, anti-big tech guide. So we’re putting this together as a starting point for information on what services you should use, and what you really shouldn’t. We will be constantly updating this page, so make sure to favorite/bookmark it and check back often. Social Media.
Gab launched in 2017 as a free speech alternative to both Facebook and Twitter. Since recent Big Tech purges, the platform has seen an enormous surge. The website has similar layout to Twitter, a dedicated posting section, a timeline, and a news section. The platform introduces new additions such as GabTV—allowing the user to view all the latest content from their favorite channel/user. You can even sign up for “PRO” services, which allow you to support the network as well as take advantage of rich text, scheduling, and other features (we do). Another platform which advocates for free speech and is open source is
. . . Messaging Apps. Ever since the news broke that WhatsApp will share data extensive data with Facebook starting February 2021, there has been a massive campaign to move users over to Signal. It is a powerful alternative to WhatsApp and iMessage, with a heavy focus on privacy and encryption. It is available on . . . Browsers. Brave and/or Dissenter should be go-to browsers for everyone who is willing to stop supporting Big Tech companies. They are both privacy-oriented, do not feed upon user tracking, and have built-in, exclusive features. Brave supports . . . […] VPN. While VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) are great services to protect yourself from your internet service providers (ISP), there are a lot of misconceptions about their capabilities. In general, the main advantages . . .[…] Advanced. For advanced users, the following list of recommendations can provide further decoupling from Big Tech: . . .
Read more at The National Pulse.

Greenfield: Cancelled Tech Genius Behind Brave Preps the First New Search Engine
You may remember Brendan Eich. He was the brilliant mind behind JavaScript who co-founded Mozilla, and then was forced out as an early victim of cancel culture over his religious views on traditional marriage. Since then, the Mozilla Foundation has vanished into further obscurity. Hardly anyone uses Firefox. Thunderbird is a disaster. But Eich rebounded with Brave, a privacy-oriented browser. That’s not a unique idea, most alternative browsers to Google’s Chrome and whatever Microsoft is calling its browser this week, claim to offer privacy. But Brave recently had a gamechanger by way of integrating IFPS. IFPS is . . .
[…] A new search engine would be a revolution. An alternative to Google would be as thrilling as the return of Mozilla to challenge Microsoft’s browser back in the day. And it would make for more of a difference to a free internet.
Read more at FrontPage Magazine.


Corum: Putin’s Former Chief of Staff Calls Trump a Champion against New World Order
Sergey Ivanov, Vladimir Putin’s former chief of staff, currently on the Russian Federation Security Council, has weighed in on the “historical scale of the personality and achievements of President Donald Trump” in an op-ed for Eurasia Daily. I have changed not a word of what he has to say. In his national ideology, Putin warns repeatedly of the dangers from the “Transnationalists” (Proekt Rossiya [Project Russia], EKSMO Press, 2014). The Russians are joined by the British with their Brexit and the French with their Front National led by populist Marine Le Pen. Populism actually straddles the Atlantic, and Donald Trump is regarded as its hero. As Ivanov observes, if Joe Biden, the American Deep State, and the world global elites have called Donald Trump the “worst president in U.S. history,” well, it is because they know best who is the worst — for them. In contrast, those on the Russian side of the world itself correctly see Donald Trump as perhaps the best president in the history of the United States, a “modern George Washington.” As Ivanov explains, . . .
Read more at American Thinker.

Sundance: March 5, 2021: President Donald Trump Releases Statement on Border Crisis Biden Has Created
“Our border is now totally out of control thanks to the disastrous leadership of Joe Biden. Our great Border Patrol and ICE agents have been disrespected, demeaned, and mocked by the Biden Administration. A mass incursion into the country by people who should not be here is happening on an hourly basis, getting worse by the minute. Many have criminal records, and many others have and are spreading covid. Interior enforcement has been shut down—criminals that were once promptly removed by our Administration are now being released back onto the street to commit heinous and violent crimes. ICE officers are desperate to remove these convicted criminals, but Biden won’t let them. The spiraling tsunami at the border is overwhelming local communities, depleting budgets, crowding hospitals, and taking jobs from legal American workers. When I left office, we had achieved the most secure border in our country’s history. Under Biden, it will soon be worse, more dangerous, and more out of control than ever before. He has violated his oath of office to uphold our Constitution and enforce our laws. There has never been a time on our southern border like what is happening now but more importantly, what is about to happen. Now that Biden . . .
Read more at The Conservative Treehouse.


Steinbuch: Supreme Court drops Trump’s ‘sanctuary city’ cases after Biden request
The US Supreme Court has dismissed three pending appeals on former President Donald Trump’s effort to withhold law enforcement grants from states and cities that refused to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, according to reports. The high court acted shortly after the Biden administration, as well as state and city governments in New York and California, jointly asked it to dismiss the appeals, Fox News reported. Attorneys for jurisdictions challenging the order in the three cases — which involve the Big Apple and San Francisco — said they agreed with the new administration that the cases should be dismissed.
Read more at the New York Post.


Holmes & Chang: China vs. the USA: Old War, New Tactics
China is and has been at war with the US. This war is as intentional as and more damaging than Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. While no bombs have dropped and no rounds have been fired, nothing can camouflage China’s decades-long war on the U.S. In 1998, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) published Unrestrictive Warfare. Its main premise, after they studied the intricacy of Operation Desert Storm, was that no country could financially or technology-wise compete with or be victorious against the U.S. in a traditional force-on-force war. Unrestrictive Warfare asserts for a country (like China) to defeat the US, future wars would be based on nonviolent methods via financial influence, political bribery, industrial espionage, theft of intellectual property, and other non-traditional means. The new administration’s reversal of all actions by President Trump indicates that the new administration may not be aware of the danger. A major question needs to be asked: is the Biden administration defending the U.S. against the actions of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)? […] As for the president? Joe Biden’s family (brother James and son Hunter) has been given favorable business deals with China. Should the depth of China’s infiltration of the First Family be scrutinized? [NOTE: Perhaps instead of “not being aware of the danger,” Biden and his party know exactly what they are doing.]
Read more at American Thinker.


Pollak: Three Trump Foreign Policy Successes Biden Is Undoing
President Joe Biden is undoing several foreign policy successes of the Trump administration for no apparent reason other than radical ideology and political spite. In each case, former President Donald Trump was able to achieve goals that both parties had long claimed to share. And in each case, Biden has not only hurt the interests of the United States, but reduced the leverage that he might otherwise have had to pursue foreign policy goals unique to his administration. Three examples: Border policy: President Trump signed agreements with Central American countries that slowed the flow of migrants. In June 2019, he announced a deal with Mexico under which it would deploy troops to its southern border and allow asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico while their cases were adjudicated in the U.S. That fall, he reached deals with the “Northern Triangle” countries to keep asylum-seekers home. There is no reason for Biden to have dismantled these humane policies, which kept vulnerable migrants out of the hands of cartels and deterred thousands from undertaking a risky journey (and sending their children to do the same). He could have kept them in place even while changing U.S. immigration policies. Consequently, there has been a massive surge of migrants to the border — especially unaccompanied minors — and there undoubtedly will be more. The reason appears to be that the Biden administration wants more migrants to come north. Middle East: . . . Keystone XL Pipeline: . . .
Read more at Breitbart.


WATCH: Parade of Migrants Stream Across Border into Arizona
A video tweeted by U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) shows a steady stream of migrants marching into the U.S. from Mexico. The senator said the migrants are responding to “Joe Biden’s open border, catch and release policy.“The tip of the iceberg near Yuma, AZ as immigrants begin to flood into the US responding to @JoeBiden’s open border, catch and release policy,” Senator Johnson tweeted. “How many have COVID?”
Read more/Watch the video at Breitbart.

Ryun: Critical Race Theory as a Leftist Hammer
You have to hand it to the Left: they are relentless and always at war on a thousand fronts. As my father once told me when he was in Congress, “The shame is our people come and go, while evil never sleeps.” As I have pointed out, leftists are on the level of religious zealots; politics and government are their religion, the vehicle by which perfection and utopia will be achieved in this world. The worst that can be said about many on the Right, however, is that they are just careerists. Most are nine to five types on weekdays and politics is not a religion for them. They consider politics a necessary evil. So if it seems like the Left is always on the move, it’s because politics is a lifestyle for them and they fully intend to reshape this country into their vision for it, everything else be damned. […] The genesis for undermining the American Republic really started in the early 20th century with European thinkers, prominently Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci, who argued that the focus should “not be on economic revolution but instead on taking control of institutions that shape culture.” He argued for . . . […] Gramsci’s work would be a major influence on the “Frankfurt School,” which, building on Gramsci’s . . . .[…] . . . in this story, there is no redemption for white people; they can never be “saved.” They will always be . . .
Read more at American Greatness.

VDH: Hitting Woke Herd Immunity?
Two recent polls suggest wokism is beginning to recede on a variety of fronts, from less trust in Black Lives Matter and more confidence in the police, to suspicion that the Capitol “insurrection” account is being used to unfairly suppress political expression while Antifa, increasingly, is seen as a terrorist organization whose violence has been ignored improperly by authorities. There are tens of millions of Americans who either have been stung, or turned off, by McCarthyite wokeness (and thus have anti-wokeness antibodies). More have been vaccinated from its latest virulent strains by their own values of judging people as individuals, not as racial or gender collectives. So lots of Americans have developed peremptory defenses against it. The result is that daily there are ever-fewer who are susceptible to the woke pandemic. And it will thus begin to fade out—even as the virus desperately seeks to mutate and go after more institutions. Peak wokeness is nearing also because if it continued in its present incarnation, then the United States as we know would cease to exist—in the sense that 1692-93 Salem or 1793-94 Paris could not have continued apace without destroying society. Woke leftism exists to destroy and tear down, not to unite and build. It is not designed to play down and heal racial differences, but to accentuate and capitalize on them.
Read more at American Greatness.


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