Hanson – Washington’s Fantasies
LEADS: Greene & Keach – China’s satellite; Klein – Soros $ for Hogg; Durden – Obama White House/Russia probe.
HEALTH CARE: Hannity – Josh Umber Site.
RECOMMENDED: Schweizer – Secret Empires; EllworthforGovernor – Ellsworth2018.com; Mark Levin 03-29-18; Best Actor – Churchill show times.
“Civilization, in fact, grows more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. Wars are no longer waged by the will of superior men, capable of judging dispassionately and intelligently the causes behind them and the effects flowing out of them. They are now begun by first throwing a mob into a panic; they are ended only when it has spent its ferine fury.” H.L. Mencken, 1918
Victor Davis Hanson, Am. Greatness: “Washington’s Fantasies Are Not People’s Reality”
“The Beltway’s sober and judicious foreign-policy establishment laments Donald Trump’s purported dismantling of the postwar order. They apparently take the president’s words as deeds and their own innate dislike of him as disinterested analysis.
“But is the world really imploding after 70 years of supposed “calm”? (Disregarding the Korean and Vietnam wars; Chinese, Cambodian, Rwandan, and Balkan genocides; at least six Middle East conflicts; 9/11; a dozen U.S. interventions; a nuclear Pakistan and North Korea; the Cuban and Berlin nuclear standoffs; 20 years of Palestinian terrorism followed by 20 years of radical Islamic successors; a European Union financial and border meltdown; the Russian absorption of eastern Ukraine and Crimea, to name just a few ‘hot spots.’)
“In other words, Trump did not inherit an especially stable world. So has any elite expert over the past two years attempted to make sense of how some positive and much-needed change abroad was guided by Trump, someone without political and military experience and with a flawed character—and how and why that sometimes happens in history? . . .
“. . . The world itself is not in chaos as alleged. It seems a far safer place than it was between 2009 and 2016. ISIS is no longer a viable threat, promising to establish a new caliphate, in between beheading, burning alive, and drowning the innocent on video.
“Israel is once again a strong U.S. ally. Saudi Arabia for the first time in its history is considering real reform. The Palestinians are beginning to understand that they can still damn, even threaten the United States, but not necessarily with U.S. aid money.
“Iran is no longer harassing or hijacking U.S. ships. It is not so frequently boasting about what it will do to the Great Satan and Israel, much less sending missiles near U.S. carriers. The world did not fall apart when the U.S. moved its embassy to Jerusalem or withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord. That fact instead exposed so-called elite predictions of Armageddon as the hysteria.
“Syria expects to be bombed each time it uses chemical weapons that were declared “nonexistent” by an outgoing Obama Administration. North Korea is not boasting any longer of incinerating American West Coast cities, but at least feigning consultation with China about denuclearizing the peninsula.
“China understands that for two decades a naïve West has let it cheat at will on trade agreements, on the spurious idea it would become more pro-Western and democratic, the more that the West subsidized its breakneck modernization. Now it is at least talking about discussing its asymmetrical relationships with all its trading partners. . .”
Olivia Greene & Sean Keach, UK Sun: “TIN HATS AT THE READY: Out-of-control 9-TONNE Chinese space station Tiangong-1 due to crash into Earth on Easter Sunday… and experts still don’t know where it will hit”
“Experts say the space craft – said to be the size of a school bus – will enter the Earth’s atmosphere at 11:33am BST
“THE out-of-control Chinese space station is set to hit Earth on Easter Sunday.
Estimates say the Tiangong-1 space craft will enter the Earth’s atmosphere on Sunday at 11:33am BST and could unleash a series of fireballs watched by observers
Experts are still not sure where the satellite fragments are likely to land but areas that could be hit include New York, Barcelona and Rome.
“The 34 x 11ft space craft – about the size of a school bus – was launched back in 2011, but has since lost connection with China’s space agency and is now falling out of orbit. . .”
Aaron Klein, Breitbart: “Soros-Funded Groups Fueling Laura Ingraham Advertiser Boycott”
“NEW YORK — The George Soros-financed Media Matters for America progressive activist group has been helping to fuel an advertising boycott targeting Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show following Twitter comments the media star made about Parkland shooting survivor and antigun activist David Hogg.
“Think Progress, the media project of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress, has also been using its platform to hype the boycott.
“On Thursday, Ingraham tweeted an apology to Hogg, expressing her regret “for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland.”
“The ‘Ingraham Angle’ host had earlier tweeted a Daily Wire story titled, ‘Gun Rights Provocateur David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied.’ Ingraham adder her own comment: ‘David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it.’
“Hogg immediately sprung to action, tweeting a list of Ingraham’s top 12 advertisers and promoting the hashtag #BoycottIngramAdverts.
“Media Matters is known for its opposition to conservative and independent media outlets. A Media Matters briefing book obtained by the Washington Free Beacon last year at a retreat for donors listed a core budget goal for 2017 of $13.4 million, which the booklet says would pay for a staff of 81, ostensibly to wage war on independent news media outlets like Breitbart News.
“Media Matters, founded by Hillary Clinton ally David Brock, is financed in part by Soros. The billionaire provided a $1 million donation in 2010 “to hold Fox News accountable for the false and misleading information they so often broadcast. . .”
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge: “Leaked Texts Suggest Coordination between Obama White House, CIA, FBI and Dems to Launch Trump-Russia Probe”
“Congressional investigators looking into the origins of Special Counsel Mueller’s Russia probe believe they’ve found a smoking gun that could justify the appointment of a special counsel to investigate whether the Obama administration exerted undue influence over the FBI.
“A series of text messages between FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok and DOJ lawyer Lisa Page have revealed the involvement of Denis McDonough, Obama’s chief of staff, John Brennan, Obama’s CIA director, and former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in helping create an atmosphere of paranoia that gave them the political cover to launch the Russia probe back in the summer of 2016.
“The investigators who leaked the information to Fox said the texts between Strzok and Page ‘strongly’ suggest coordination between the White House, two independent intelligence agencies, and a Democratic Congressional leader. That would “contradict” the Obama administration’s claims of non-involvement.
“The texts tell of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe being concerned with “information control,” and suggest a plot to leak details of the FBI’s incipient investigation to both the White House and Reid. Brennan also became involved in agitating for an investigation, though his agency was supposed to be operationally separate from the FBI. . .”
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Peter Schweizer, Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends
“. . . The deeply researched book (it contains 859 endnotes) includes revelations involving George Soros, Barack Obama, Tom Steyer, Penny Pritzker, Jared Kushner, John Kerry, and myriad others. Four of the book’s central characters are Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Mitch McConnell, and Elaine Chao. In particular, Schweizer traces the intersection between these four individuals and deals involving China.
Here, then, are five China-related revelations Schweizer exposes in his new book:
- Biden’s Son’s Firm Scored a $1.5 Billion Deal with the Bank of China 10 Days After Joe Biden and His Son Flew to China Aboard Air Force Two
- The China-Backed Investment Fund Invested in Dual-Use Military Technology
- The Obama Justice Department Charged One of the Companies with Stealing U.S. Nuclear Secrets
- Mitch McConnell and His Wife Elaine Chao Received a $5 Million to $25 Million Gift from a Family Member Who Sat on the Board of a Top Chinese Government Military Contractor
- Mitch McConnell’s Sister-in-Law Sits on the Board of the Chinese Government’s Bank of China
Laura Ellsworth for Guv’
Mark Levin, 03-29-18
“On Thursday’s Mark Levin Show, There are new calls for the government to regulate social media and tax online retailers. Despite the discrimination conservatives face from internet giants like Amazon, Facebook and Google, government intervention is not conservative. Do conservatives now stand for government interference on a massive scale in the private sector? Conservatives who don’t like how Google, Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media site treats them should stop demanding government action and compete in the free market.
“Also, President Trump’s call to place an internet sales tax on Amazon would only hurt consumers. The nationalist populists and nationalist socialists pushing for an internet tax are all wrong. We shouldn’t all turn on these businesses. What we should do is pressure them, compete against them, but don’t drag the government in. That’s the worst thing you could do.
“Later, ovnser 21,000 people have died waiting to enroll in Medicaid since its expansion under Barack Obama, and nobody is talking about it. Progressives set up these programs so we’re not allowed to criticize them. We’re told the problem is always because they don’t have enough funding, or haven’t tried hard enough.
“Finally, Robert Mueller is not here to get to the bottom of Russian collusion or interference in the 2016 election. Instead he’s using them as excuses to justify his true intention, which is to investigate the Republican Party, the RNC, Donald Trump, and all things Republican. Mueller has absolutely no interest whatsoever in investigating Hillary Clinton, her campaign, the DNC, the Steele dossier, FISA abuses, or Uranium One.”
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