A short list of signals of a sea change in US politics: Links 2, January 21, 2021

1. Sen. Rand Paul questions Sec. State nominee on the pre-trump foreign policy of never ending foreign adventure and NATO policy.

2. Tennessee mayor lowers town’s American flag on day of Biden inauguration, sparks massive criticism. But he’s sticking to his guns.

‘I was raised that everyone had the right to say what they wanted to, and if someone disagreed with you, then that’s the way it is’

A Tennessee mayor lowered his town’s American flag to half-staff in mourning for the country on the day of President Joe Biden’s inauguration. He posted about lowering the flag on Facebook.

While many critics accused him of trying to incite anger with the post, the mayor insisted that his post had nothing to do with Biden’s inauguration.

Bruceton Mayor Robert T. Keeton III announced Wednesday that the town is grieving for the nation for various reasons.

In the Facebook post, Keeton wrote, “The Town of Bruceton grieves for our Republic and our loss of freedoms. We mourn the victims of the Chinese plague and those that have suffered its depredations. We pray that God delivers and restores us and that we do not fall to the clutches of communism.”

Keeton’s Facebook post drew a plethora of attention, which forced him on Thursday to clarify the intent of the original posting, which remains active at the time of this reporting.

3. Epoch times editorial: Ideological Alignment Pushing America Toward Totalitarianism, Experts Warn

The formation of a totalitarian state is just about complete in America as the most powerful public and private sector actors unify behind the idea that actions to stamp out dissent can be justified, according to several experts on modern totalitarian ideologies.

While many have warned about the rise of fascism or socialism in “the land of the free,” the ideas have largely been vague or fragmented, focusing on individual events or actors. Recent events, however, indicate that seemingly unconnected pieces of the oppression puzzle are fitting together to form a comprehensive system, according to Michael Rectenwald, a retired liberal arts professor at New York University.

But many Americans, it appears, have been caught off guard or aren’t even aware of the newly forming regime, as the idea of elected officials, government bureaucrats, large corporations, the establishment academia, think tanks and nonprofits, the legacy media, and even seemingly grassroot movements all working in concert toward some evil purpose seems preposterous. Is a large portion of the country in on a conspiracy?

4. Can anyone find a video or photo of Harris’ hand on the bible as she is sworn in? I was sent this photo below, showing a handbag or something on top of the bible and Harris is not touching the actual bible as she is sworn in. In every video I have found so far they do not show her hand on the bible and even cut away when there was a chance you could have seen it. This reminds me a little of Obama’s swearing in which if memory serves, he never said right and then we are told he got it right later in private in the White House or something very much like that.

I have no idea if this is true. But if it is, there is a pattern here. In the videos though, as they are about to swear her in, she does appear to go for her pocket and take something out but the camera doesn’t show what.

UPDATE: Thanks Sassy it looks legit. So we can put this to bed before it starts.

5. I hope lots of people retweet and comment on this one.

 

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11 Replies to “A short list of signals of a sea change in US politics: Links 2, January 21, 2021”

    • Sarcasm has been breaking out here recently, and as a micro-agression I dialed 911.

      When I reported the crime they said they could not understand what I meant, because what you wrote, they repeatedly read, and concluded, “huh?” I explained the double-meaning once again and they said “nah, there’s only this literal meaning.” Then they threatened to lock me up for suggesting the idea that authors lie and have their own agendas. Looking over their shoulders, is dissent; and a hate crime if they hold Prefential Identities. I said you did not.

      I was given a crime number. It is my crime. Suggesting intent when only government agencies can decide what someone is thinking. An officer will call later.

      “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

      • “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,…”
        https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/first_amendment

        “Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals because of their religion (or lack of religious belief) in hiring, firing, or any other terms and conditions of employment. The law also prohibits job segregation based on religion, such as assigning an employee to a non-customer contact position because of actual or feared customer preference.

        In addition, the Act requires employers to reasonably accommodate the religious beliefs and practices of applicants and employees, unless doing so would cause more than a minimal burden on the operation of the employer’s business.A reasonable religious accommodation is any adjustment to the work environment that will allow the employee to practice his religion. Flexible scheduling, voluntary shift substitutions or swaps, job reassignments lateral transfers, and exceptions to dress or grooming rules are examples of accommodating an employee’s religious beliefs.”
        https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/fact-sheet-religious-discrimination

        Prayer rooms are not meditation spaces, they are mosques.

        Evidence:
        “Our Mission
        to build the largest database of prayer spaces in north america”
        https://www.prayer-spaces.com/

        If you are not facing Mecca, you are not praying.

    • It could be “The Communist Manifesto”, “Rules for Radicals” or the Koran inside that zipped cover.

      There is no way the DemoKKKrats are Christian. They wouldn’t have fomented 6 months of rioting nor be known as “the party of war” if they were Christians.

        • Well, OK, “Christian” is just a title that anyone and their hairdresser can claim.

          ‘Love Thy Neighbor as thyself’ . A muslim loves a muslim. The Golden Rule. At best, a law that forces everyone to comply; at worst, excludes and murders those who don’t. Medeocrity reigns supreme, because those who stand out with more, are torn back down again to disperse out fairly Are these Christians?

          There are others who submit to their god only, and with minimalist ease perfect all the rituals their priesthood forced them to do to.diffentiate themselves from the rest of humanity, or be outcasts. True Believers. Are these Christians?

          But together they form a whole, a holiness if you will. Love your god with all your strength and all you heart mind and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself. From the lowest standard that is achieved when each is done singlely, to the very best standard when applied together. For it allows people to suffer from their own hands, and helps people who ask to be helped.
          Are these Christians?

          • For a start you must distinguish (WRT Christianity but not Islam) the fact that a church is not a religion. A religion is based solely upon the words and actions of its prophet as is islam and any deviation from that is made by man. A church is a political institution set up in the name of a religion but run by political man and with all of his faults.
            Personally I see a religion as a communion (usually one way) between a woman/man and her/his god and no one else has the right to intervene here in any way in that belief structure. I can understand how communing in groups makes people happy but then it always finishes up with someone leading and then deciding. Organized religion is about power and political man, while God is just a façade.
            Islam is actually a political ideology that masquerades as a religion and uses it for control. Nazism would have gone that way also had Hitler won as a church set up with Hitler as a prophet was already well organized, in theory but only partially in fact, by late 1944 and just like the desert liar, he would have promised immortality to all who died in battle.

  1. Maybe she asked her husband for a copy of his Bible. Not knowing the difference, he handed her a voluminous TNKH tanakh = Torah + Navi’im (Prophets) + Ktuvim (writings)

    • Yes! Das Kapital is much larger or in two volumes.
      But if she is a crypto muslim then a koran sitting on top of a Bible would be aptly symbolic.

      Remember if Biden retires(for whatever reason) this creature will be president…most VPs are a waste of O2 , especially Pence but Truman rose to the position IMO as anyone(and that is >90% of those online) who says he should never have used the “bomb” is sadly unaware of the state of the Pacific war in 1945 and the cost of not using it.

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