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Media’s job, How to have civil discourse, Headlines aren’t enough, Milo’s appeal, & Free-thinking colleges

Joe Messina, The Real Side Radio Show, with Kira Davis
Joe Messina, The Real Side Radio Show, with Kira Davis

Jesse Watters attended the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island to ask people what was important to them and to see if people knew the 411 on current events.

AND…

Writer, producer, and activist, Kira Davis says the media is supposed to be reflective of the public. These days, social media drives what’s important to society. It would be media malpractice for the media to ignore a story that’s gone viral on social media, like the gorilla who was killed to rescue the child who breached the zoo enclosure.

If you start the conversation with “you’re an idiot sheeple” you’ve stopped the convo before it started. Andrew Breitbart would wade into conversations with Liberals to bridge the gap and show that it was OK to have a conversation and walk away without coming to agreement. We call that civil discourse!

Headlines are made to be sensational. And most people only read the headlines.

Conservatives think Liberals are wrong. Liberals think Conservatives are evil. Liberals believe they have the moral high ground and are justified in their actions toward Conservatives.

Milo Yiannopoulos’ appeal is… he just says what he wants to say. He doesn’t care what anyone says or thinks about his opinions.

College is not the place to go to learn to be a free-thinker these days!

EcoSexuals marry ocean, Pelosi’s prediction, & Facebook safe spaces

Joe Messina, The Real Side
Joe Messina, The Real Side

Just when you thought you’d heard it all… EcoSexual students at Santa Monica Community College ‘marry the ocean.’ Apparently now, anything goes.

Crazy Nancy Pelosi guarantees that Donald Trump will NOT be the next president and goes on to say “whoever SHE may be,” it won’t be Trump. Then she goes on to talk about Republican “fear merchants,” because apparently she’s forgotten what she just said (yes, she was fear mongering too.)

Private Facebook group called “5C Women of Color” for students at Claremont college consortium was supposed to be a safe space, but ended up being a safe space to mock those who do not identify as women of color. That is… until it was outed! Then it was suddenly shut down. Because racist hate speech has to be protected, right?

Help STOP the refugee settlement program in America… CALL NOW!

 

URGENT – Your help is needed!

I follow the Muslim Brotherhood organizations CAIR and the Muslim Student Association (MSA).

48 state branches of CAIR and hundreds of MSA affiliates are on a social media frenzy notifying their millions of followers to promote Obama’s efforts at placing tens of thousands of Syrian “refugees” throughout America.

I have looked at the list of Refugee Relocation Centers — 48 states are to receive refugees in the next few months. Some states will be inundated with un-vetted, very dangerous groups of people, and who are primarily young men of fighting age — young Muslim males who do not believe in democracy or human rights (as dictated to them in the teachings of the Quran).

Tens of thousands of Muslims are arriving to your state — you must combat these activist groups who are promoting this invasion.

Below I’ve included one of the many social media posts being sent to Muslims every hour, every day. Let’s make their social media blitz work in reverse. Contact the following senators telling them you want the Refugee Resettlement Program to end until we have a better vetting system. Below I’ve given you the telephone numbers and who to call.

If the fact that tens of thousands of Muslim refugees coming to your state doesn’t bother you, how about the fact that your tax dollars pay for them. They receive cash and free housing and you are paying for it. (1)

91.45  are on Food Stamps
68.3%  receive Cash Welfare
73.1%  receive Medicare
32.1%  receive additional Supplemental Cash on top of basic Cash Welfare
19.7%   receive Free Housing

Call today and stop the Refugee Resettlement Program

Senator Jeff Sessions
Phone: (202) 224-4124

Senator Richard Shelby
Phone: (202) 224-5744

Lindsey Graham
Office: (202) 224-5972

Patrick Leahy
(202) 224-4242

CAIR and MSA call the refugees “Syrian” but I’ve written several articles on the fact that these refugees are NOT Syrian and why they are potential threats to America. For information of who exactly these “refugees” are:  click here

Here is a sample of what CAIR and MSA groups are sending to their millions of followers every day, every hour:

Your phone call can help refugees !

A bipartisan effort in Congress is underway to help refugees in desperate need.

Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) have proposed emergency funding to help resettle tens of thousands more refugees in the U.S.

Call Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby to tell them you support emergency funding to support refugees. You can say: “The U.S. should do more to help Syrian refugees. Please co-sponsor Senate Bill 2145, the Middle East Refugee Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act and provide emergency funding to support Syrian refugees.”

Please be polite, concise and clear on the phone. Here’s where to call:

Senator Jeff Sessions
Phone: (202) 224-4124

Senator Richard Shelby
Phone: (202) 224-5744

May Allah SWT reward you for this effort.

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(1) Data was taken from the Office of Refugee Resettlement report to Congress 2013—the numbers given in that report are much higher now.

Transgender bathroom legacy: One giant leap for mankind

President Obama, John F. Kennedy, Legacy, Transgender Bathroom, Political cartoon
President Obama, John F. Kennedy, Legacy, Transgender Bathroom, Political cartoon

Comparing the legacies of President Obama and former President John F. Kennedy. Kennedy put a man on the moon! Obama put men in the ladies room and fundamentally transformed America.

Political Cartoon A.F. Branco at ComicallyIncorrect via LibertyAlliance

Nancy Pelosi “guarantees” that Donald Trump will not be the next president

Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Next President, Video Still
Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Next President, Video Still

Constitution.com reports:

California Congresswoman [score]Nancy Pelosi [/score] says she can “guarantee” that Donald Trump will not defeat Hillary Clinton and that Hillary will be the next president of the United States. Pelosi made some extremely alarming comments on Kara Swisher’s Redcode podcast.

She said:“Donald Trump is not going to be President of the United States. Take it to the bank, I guarantee it.” And of Trump, she says he’s “here today, gone tomorrow.”

Then, she referred to “our next president” as “whoever she may be…”

What? “Whoever she may be…”

What kind of a comment is that? How many women are running?

Does she know something the rest of Americans don’t?

Veteran explains Memorial Day… you may need tissue for this one

Memoria lDay, Veteran, Video Still
Memoria lDay, Veteran, Video Still

A veteran gives an emotional speech explaining what Memorial Day means to him and for those who serve. This is one you need to bring the kids into the room to hear. They aren’t going to learn it in school. You’re going to have to pass this along at home. It’s important. Do it. Do it NOW!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BIoRPPBJf0

Memorial Day Quiz… would you pass?

Memorial Day Quiz, Jesse Watters, Video Still
Memorial Day Quiz, Jesse Watters, Video Still

Jesse Watters: Why do we celebrate Memorial Day?

H/T FoxNews

Declaration is racist & sexist, Forces in Syria, & YAL bans Milo?

Joe Messina, The Real Side
Joe Messina, The Real Side

Emotional veteran describes what Memorial Day means to those who served.

Louisiana lawmakers don’t want the Declaration of Independence taught to children. Why? It’s racist and sexist. They say that it was all a lie because “Men and women were not seen as equals at that time nor were blacks considered to be men that were equal to others.” Maybe that statement in the Declaration gave them the leverage they needed to make those changes for equality.

Glenn Beck is suspended from SiriusXM after interview with fiction author Brad Thor discussing various hypothetical situations that seemed to suggest assassinating President Trump.

The Pentagon announced that for the first time since the U.S. sent special operations forces into Syria last year, an ISIS attack wounded an American service member there.

Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) at UCSB hasn’t banned Milo Yiannopoulos, just disassociated from him? What’s the difference? You’re either for free speech or against it. Choose.

Memorial Day v. Veterans Day & Science proves stereotypes accurate

Joe Messina, The Real Side
Joe Messina, The Real SideJoe Messina, The Real Side

Do you know the difference between Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day? The difference is life and death!

Professor sets out to prove stereotypes are inaccurate… instead, he validated them! Uh OH! Even worse, he said “research” from other scientists had no scientific basis and were nothing more than opinion.

Man on the street, Mark Dice interviews Memorial Day Morons at the beach.

Emotional veteran describes what Memorial Day means to those who served.

Gorilla Lives Matter, Trump presser, White privilege, & Baltimore murders

Joe Messina, The Real Side Radio Show, with Corey Prez Duncan
Joe Messina, The Real Side Radio Show, with Corey Prez Duncan

It only took a split-second for the mainstream media and social media nutjobs to turn the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla shooting into a Black Lives Matter White Privilege political statement. Keeping racism alive!

AND…

Mad black man from Baltimore, Corey Prez Duncan tells Donald Trump not to take the bait and to focus on issues. Trump needs to learn how to deal with the press. It’s a setup.

What happened to this country where people just won’t stand up for what they believe, and when a man does, he’s considered out of control?

It wasn’t just white people who slaves. Black people had black slaves too.

Liberals use the term “white privilege” to scare young people into silent submission to liberal logic.

Freddie Gray police officer trials are now postponed until after the fall. I wonder why that’s happening? And the 2 black officers are suing the state’s attorney, Marilyn Mosby.

There are already 103 murders to-date in Baltimore. They are shooting each other in broad daylight, and school isn’t out yet and it isn’t even hot out yet. WAIT until the summer!

Veterans don’t die waiting in line for healthcare at Disneyland!

VA, Veterans Admin, Secretary, Robert McDonald, Disney Lines, Political Cartoon
VA, Veterans Admin, Secretary, Robert McDonald, Disney Lines, Political Cartoon

Just in time for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday… A little something to ponder…

Veterans Administration Secretary, Robert A. McDonald, compared the time veterans are having to wait to receive care from the VA, to the amount of time people are willing to wait in line at Disneyland! Because being forced to wait for life-saving, pain-relieving medical care is JUST LIKE willingly spending a day at Disney? WRONG! Our veterans deserve to be treated like royalty.

Unlike those we are remembering this weekend, these veterans made it back from the battlefield. It is unconscionable that we are allowing them to die waiting in line for healthcare.

Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco at ComicallyIncorrect via LibertyAlliance

Did you get YOUR “Entitlements” yet?

Entitlements, Charity, Helping Hand, Handout
Entitlements, Charity, Helping Hand, Handout

The Miriam-Webster Dictionary defines “entitlement” as:

1) the condition of having a right to have or get something;
2) the feeling or belief that you deserve to be given something (such as special privileges); and
3) a type of financial help provided by the government for members of a particular group.

The No. 1 definition would appear to be a theme for situations like those who have worked and paid into the Social Security system are entitled to demand the federal government keep its promise and pay that money back to the Americans who funded the program. Much like paying your mortgage and appurtenant bills entitles you to live in your own home; you earned that. The No. 3 definition is exampled later.

It is the No. 2 definition that’s a true problem — “the feeling or belief that you deserve to be given something (such as special privileges).”

Today more than ever, Americans live in a putrescent-fed, bloated culture where too many demand “stuff” while rejecting participation in earning same. More importantly, this group believes they are entitled because it’s a “constitutional right.”

It’s a pretty safe bet that the vast majority of the demanders have never once read the U.S. Constitution, let alone studied it. If they had, they’d be able to show where in the Constitution such rights are expressly granted. Cnsnews.com reported in August 2014 that out of a U.S. population (at the time) of 309,467,000 people, 109,631,000, or 35.4 percent, were collecting “means-tested programs” welfare benefits. If the “non-tested” recipients (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid unemployment benefits, Medicaid) were included, the number would be 153,323,000, or about 49.5 percent.

Medicaid is “free” to the recipients. That number has risen significantly with Obamacare opening the floodgates since the 2014 report.

It is insulting and disgraceful for this federal government to have the gall to consider Social Security benefits and Medicare (that we paid for) as “welfare.”

A huge reason this erroneous culture exists is that self-serving, otherwise impotent politicians tell the masses they deserve and have a right to an education (now it’s a “free” education), food, healthcare, an abortion – fill in the blank.

It is a wretched shame that politicians garner votes to hold high offices, with all of the perks and benefits that the people they encumber cannot have. Nearly every “everyday Joe” could make the same promises with someone else’s money.

Factually, too many elected politicians share that same ill-gotten belief of entitlement.

They possess a high degree of disdain and jealousy for “the rich.” That’s anomalous because many, many of them are wealthy, and their $50,000-per-plate donors clearly are. Yet the mantra is, “the rich must pay their fair share.” (That would be the other rich, not them.)

The cry is a false one.

MarketWatch.com cites the Tax Policy Center in 2014 stating: “The top 1 percent of taxpayers pay a higher effective income-tax rate than any other group (around 23 percent) — nearly seven times higher than those in the bottom 50 percent.”

It is estimated from 2015 data by the TPC that 45.3 percent of American households, about 77.5 million, will pay no federal individual income tax (MarketWatch.com, April 8, 2016).

In addition, there are the massive payouts of earned income tax credit (EITC). The households in this category not only pay zero federal income tax but also get free money back. This can amount to thousands of dollars per household. EITC is the aforementioned No. 3 definition.

EITC began as temporary in 1975, but like every other government give-away program, it shortly became permanent in 1978.

Single people and those with no children can collect EITC. There are variances upward with number of children. It is worthy of note that there are flagrant instances of illegal aliens claiming a false numbers of household members; the program is not properly scrutinized by the feds. But that’s another commentary.

In 1975, 6,215,000 households received $1.25 billion in EITC money. As of 2012, the recipients reached 28,186,000 with the money amounting to $65.4 billion.

“Free college” and “high student debt” are entitlement hot topics.

The returns for the trillions of dollars the taxpayers have spent on “education” are worse than dismal.

In January 2016, the San Diego Tribune reported that the Cal State universities had a 19 percent 4-year graduation rate. Earlier this week, the L.A. Times said it’s 17 percent.

Newspaper sources cite that student debt is high due to students attending up to six years.

Gov. Brown and watch groups want higher 4-year graduation rates, suggesting such resolutions as reducing pre-requisites and remedial classes.

College remedial classes? Now we’re talking the depressing high school learning statistics.

What a wonderful culture America would have today if the heightened demands of entitlement were on the ledger side of John F. Kennedy’s “ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”

Photo credit Chris Yarzab

Is media spreading propaganda instead of the TRUTH about Syria?

Syrian Map
Syrian Map

Are you confused by news stories you hear about what’s happening in and around Syria? Cheri Berens describe in great detail using a network of sources in that region. Are you ready for the truth?

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Neither Assad, the government, nor Syrian armed forces, bombed civilians

Opposition attacks on civilian neighborhoods in Aleppo during the week of April 25 – May 2 resulted in 146 dead (of which 52 were children, 33 women), and 1103 were injured (432 were children, 356 women). The death toll continues to rise because about 30% of the injured are in critical condition. Added to this, two hospitals were targeted by the “opposition” and hence medical treatment for the injured is all but impossible–the hospitals were blown up, emergency facilities destroyed. The injured civilians are suffering a slow death from injuries. One of the hospitals the “opposition” hit was a maternity hospital.

I dislike using the terms “opposition” or “rebels”. These terms are purposefully used to mislead you. I use the terms only because mainstream media uses them and I want you to recognize who I am speaking of. But “opposition” and “rebel” are propaganda terms, taken directly off of the propaganda sites, and specifically used to mislead you into thinking these groups consist of Syrian nationals who are uprising against the government–which is untrue. Members of the “opposition” are foreign Islamists who came to Syria to fight for an Islamist takeover and to create an Islamic Law region in Syria and Iraq, which Islamists call the Levant (1).

What Really Happened April 25 – May 2, 2016

In Aleppo:
Terror attacks on residential areas lasted for days. Responsible for the attacks were al-Qaeda in Syria (aka al-Nusra), the US-backed Free Syrian Army, al-Jabhat al-Shamiya (the Levant Front) and Ahrar al-Sham (Free Levant). (a)

In Damascus:
Terror attacks were conducted by Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) and their affiliate Failaq al-Rahman (the Rahman Corps). During one attack, on May 1, these Islamist groups fired over 100 rockets and mortar shells into Damascus, killing at least 12 civilians and injuring over 60. (b)

Jaish al-Islam targeted the most densely populated part of the city and used homemade gas-canister bombs (barrel bombs). The barrel bomb is a homemade rocket made of a cooking-gas canister that is made of steel and weighs about 50 lbs. The gas-canister is filled with explosives, shrapnel and nails. Can you imagine what the shrapnel does to the human body—to a child’s body?

So that the western world will blame the Syrian government (and therefore the Islamists will complete their takeover of Syria), the pro-Islamist social media sites bombard social media with propaganda so that mainstream media will pick up the false stories that blame “government” forces. Mainstream media picks up the fabricated stories — without questioning the sources, without fact-checking, or investigating possible bias.

What happened April 25 – May 2 has been ongoing since 2012. These groups have been conducting identical attacks on an almost daily basis, but you have been deprived the truth because mainstream media does not investigate their sources and reports whatever the propaganda sites post on social media. This report will give you mainstream media’s sources — all of which have proven to be pro-Islamist propaganda organizations.

Background
Civilians living in Aleppo and Damascus often move to what is known as “government protected areas”. These are areas where the Syrian National Defense Forces protect their citizens from Islamist attacks. Syrians choose to move to these areas because by doing so, they are “protected”. But mainstream media will quote the propaganda sites and instead of using “protected” western media uses the propaganda term, “government controlled”. The word “controlled” makes these areas seem sinister, as if human rights are being denied, or that people are being “controlled” or restricted. But it is the opposite. In government “protected” areas, civilians are able to go about their daily activities freely; whereas, in “opposition” held areas, women are forced to veil themselves (or receive 70 lashes); Christians are denied all rights (and are often crucified, raped or tortured). In “opposition” held areas, Islamic Law is enforced, instead of the freedom and equality Syrians experience in the government “protected” areas.

When the “opposition” targets a city, they hit the densely populated areas where civilians have gone to be “protected”. Opposition groups use missiles (and barrel bombs) from the outskirts, often targeting hospitals, schools, and other areas where civilians are easy targets. Bit by bit, month after month, the “opposition” groups have been slowly destroying the entire city of Damascus, and much of Aleppo. They then occupy a vacated area that they have previously destroyed and where they can then begin targeting another nearby civilian neighborhood — until those neighborhoods are destroyed also. Opposition armies have systematically destroyed Damascus in this manner.

Each province and large city in Syria has a brigade or division of the National Defense Forces. Members of the National Defense Forces are stationed in their home city or home province so that they can defend their own community from Islamist “opposition” attacks. This system has been successful from preventing an Islamist takeover for obvious reasons: they are protecting their own land and community–they are defending their own families and friends. They do not bomb their own communities and neighborhoods. They do not bomb their hospitals, schools and other public places. Syrian Armed Forces would not target their own children, their wives and their parents, their friends, and community.

As in Damascus, the “opposition” has been attacking Aleppo relentlessly. Aleppo is now about a quarter of its original size. In every remaining neighborhood you will see children without limbs or eyes because of an “opposition” attack using barrel bombs which disperse shrapnel that causes terrible wounds.

But there are other wounds beyond the visible ones. Wounds created by western media who demonize the legitimate national fighting forces who are fighting the Islamist terrorist groups. Every Syrian has a family member in the armed services–a son, grandson, a father, or an uncle.

Thousands of women joined the armed services during 2015, so many Syrians have a mother, a daughter, or a granddaughter in the armed services. When western media declares that it is the Syrian Armed Forces that are conducting these horrific attacks that maim or kill their children, their wives, their parents and their friends — how do you think the Syrian people feel? They feel betrayed by the West, whose ideals they used to praise and strive for.

Official reports have stated that at least 75,000 foreign Islamists entered Syria from 86 different countries in 2015 to fight as mercenaries for ISIS, al-Qaeda, the Turkish-Saudi Arabian coalition army, Jaish al-Fateh, and the other eight main foreign “opposition” groups (2). These are the Islamists who fire the barrel bombs into civilian neighborhoods — not the Syrian armed forces.

Mainstream media slaps insult onto insult by reporting propaganda that deliberately hinders the expulsion of the terrorists. These terrorist groups are the ones responsible for the refugee crisis, who conduct 100’s of beheadings, crucifixions, drownings, rapes, and torture of innocent civilians each month.

Who feeds mainstream media the propaganda?

  • Human Rights Watch
    White Helmets
    Avaaz
    The Syria Campaign
    Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
    Amnesty International
    Doctors Without Borders 

White Helmets/Syrian Civil Defense
One of the largest sources of propaganda in the last few years has come from the White Helmets. They have recently changed their name to “Syrian Civil Defense” because investigative reporters and ground sources have finally begun to combat the White Helmet’s propaganda to a small degree. Unfortunately, mainstream media continues to use the White Helmets/Syrian Civil Defense as an “authoritative” source.

The White Helmets was not created by Syrian nationals, nor does it serve the interests of the Syrian state or its people. The White Helmets was created by a collaboration of Islamists inside the US and UK in 2013. The “rescue workers” you see in their propaganda photos and media campaigns are usually filmed in “opposition held” areas. But as mentioned in the Background section, “opposition” held areas have few civilians because civilians evacuate and go to the government protected areas. The photos are dramatized fakes.

The White Helmets state that they are “nonpartisan” rescue workers. But their photos always show them conducting “rescue” work in opposition areas that have already been destroyed months or years earlier and evacuated. The “rescue” workers have been filmed socializing with opposition, participating in civilian executions, and waving al-Qaeda and other “opposition” flags. Moreover, opposition groups do not allow humanitarian aid into their areas.

Any civilians remaining in opposition-held areas are usually the helpless, disabled or elderly who could not escape. They do not survive. They are deprived of food, water, medical supplies. Ambulances are never allowed in. “Opposition” do not allow in rescue workers. So how is it that these alleged “rescue” workers are allowed to film “rescue” events? Answer: It has been repeatedly shown that the “rescue” workers are in collaboration with the opposition, that they are members of the opposition, and that they stage the photos. Often the same photos are shown repeatedly year after year, with claims that they are separate events or different cities.

Since its creation, every White Helmet report demonizes and blames Assad, using the propaganda terms “regime forces” or “government forces” and encourages western intervention. It has not been the Syrian Armed Forces that has conducted an attack on civilians. Often ISIS, al-Qaeda, Jaish al-Fateh, Jaish al-Islam, and other “opposition” groups not only take claim for the attacks, they film themselves doing the attacks—the very attacks the White Helmets blame “regime” forces for.

False White Helmet reports have made it into the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times and many other mainstream media reports. Though they have a website, they are most active on Twitter and Facebook, and this is where mainstream media takes the false claims and reports them as “truth”.

The Syria Campaign
The “Syria Campaign” began in early 2014 and their original purpose was to prevent information about the Syrian Presidential Election of June 2014 from ever being reported by western media. The Syria Campaign was able to get Facebook to remove all truth about the Syrian election.

For several months before the elections there were extremely large and repeated pro-Assad rallies throughout all of Syria—in every city—yet none of the pro-Assad rallies were ever reported by mainstream media due to the power of the “Syria Campaign”.

After the Syria Campaign succeeded in preventing the truth about the Syrian presidential election from surfacing (an election that had an enormous voter turnout and which Assad won by a very large majority), the Syria Campaign then began an enormous media and propaganda campaign promoting the “White Helmets”.

The Syria Campaign’s website is 100% propaganda complete with faked “rescue” videos created by the White Helmets. It’s propaganda videos receive millions of hits on YouTube and is extremely successful at brainwashing westerners into believing the propaganda. They are extremely active on all social media platforms.

Their propaganda videos have been shared by newspaper websites such as the Daily Mail, Telegraph, and Independent, to name just a few mainstream media sites.

Avaaz
Funding for Avaaz was originally provided by George Soros and it began as an online lobbyist organization created by Jeremy Heimans. Heimans is a political activist and CEO of “Purpose”. Purpose says it “creates ventures that tackle issues where mass participation and collective action can unlock big change”.  “Purpose” also states on its website that it “develops cutting-edge digital platforms that enable people around the world to build power”. So we have funding by George Soros and “cutting-edge” social media platforms that create “mass participation”. What this means is: big bucks are being used to control social media — and control your impressions of events in Syria.

Avaaz has been involved in promoting liberal foreign policies in accordance with the U.S. State Department. Avaaz is known for “disinformation tactics” in their various campaigns. Avaaz was a primary promoter of the “No Fly Zone” in Libya and Syria. Avaaz justifies the No Fly Zone in part by using the “rescue” reports from the “White Helmets”. With such massive financing and massive ability to control social media, is it any wonder that White Helmets have been so successful in both their propaganda and their ability to control mainstream media reporting?

Human Rights Watch
The Human Rights Watch (HRW), has been criticized by national governments, various NGOs, various media, and even its founder and former chairman, Robert L. Bernstein. Criticism is usually based on “inaccurate reporting” and “bias”. Yet somehow, mainstream media continues to use HRW as a source for its reports on events in Syria.

The accusations of bias have included HRW being influenced by US government policy, ignoring anti-Semitism in Europe, biased reporting on the Palestinian conflict (takes an anti-Israel stance), and misrepresentation of human rights (blames the very people being violated). HRW has also been accused of evidence-gathering bias (6). HRW’s founder, Robert Bernstein, has accused the organization of using unverified stories (7).

On September 7, 2010, it was announced that George Soros was donating $100 million dollars to Human Rights Watch (8).

HRW has also received much criticism for requesting donations from Saudi Arabian citizens. A spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Mark Regev, said this about HRW’s fundraising in Saudi Arabia: “A human rights organization raising money in Saudi Arabia is like a women’s rights group asking the Taliban for a donation” (9).

Human Rights Watch (HRW) was one of the first to falsely blame the Syrian government for the East Ghouta chemical weapons accusation of August 2013. The west’s ‘moral outrage’ that resulted from HRW’s propaganda campaign was what caused the involvement of the US-backed coalition–and was what sparked the escalation of the war, the creation of ISIS, and the increase in numbers of Islamist groups invading Syria.

Several official reports immediately following HRW’s reports proved that the accusation was a fraud. The UN acknowledged that the incident had been fully staged, and that the false accusations were followed up by a manipulated media and the US State Department. Furthermore, investigative journalist for the New York Times, Seymour Hersh, proved that the US intelligence that implicated the Syrian Government had been fabricated; and the New York Times retracted their previous speculative evidence in which they had “claimed” implicated the Syrian Army–and which was found to be untrue.

From that point on, August 2013, HRW has continued to use photos in which “rebels” attacked civilians, yet HRW puts the blame on the Syrian “government” or “regime forces”, even though the photos used are fakes or manipulated, and no factual evidence is given — yet mainstream media continues to cite HRW as an authoritative source of information.

Another major HRW propaganda story which mainstream media picked up and which resulted in another wave of escalated terrorism growth in Syria, was the HRW story titled, “Razed to the Ground”. The story falsely claimed that from 2012-2013 the Syrian government demolished residential buildings in Damascus as “punishment” for civilian support of “rebels”. The article stated that thousands of families lost their homes and it portrayed a horrific image to westerners —  yet the story was 100% fabricated.

As described in the Background section of this article, it has been the “rebels”, or “opposition” groups that have systematically, on an almost daily basis since 2012, been bombing Damascus with barrel bombs and rocket fire which has systematically destroyed neighborhood after neighborhood.

Cries of outrage have been expressed by citizens of these cities, along with an abundance of video of the actual culprits committing these crimes. But mainstream media continues to quote HRW’s lies and propaganda.

HRW is a New York-based organization that claims to be a non-governmental organization, but which is actually funded by government-linked foundations. Kenneth Roth, director of the HRW, is active on Twitter, promoting propaganda with as many as 200 Tweets per day of propaganda and faked or manipulated images, and always falsely claiming that violations are committed by the Syrian government or Syria’s armed forces.

Roth has consistently promoted the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt since 2011, claiming the Muslim Brotherhood are being denied rights and are being persecuted, also claiming the current Egyptian “regime” is conducting abuses—all of which has been well documented to be untrue. Roth is also a pro-Palestinian propagandist, claiming that Palestinians are the victims of the Israeli government and often using faked or recycled photos of wounded children “at the hands of the Israeli government”.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is a pro-Islamist organization, yet it is always quoted as an “unbiased, authoritative source” of information by the Huffington Post, Reuters, CNN, Fox, and nearly all mainstream media. Mainstream media outlets have been caught citing this group verbatim, without questioning the organization’s reliability or who this organization actually represents.

Rami Abdul Rahman calls himself the “director” of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, though the organization has no other employees or members in the field to “observe” human rights violations in Syria. Rahman is a one-man operation who works out of his home in the UK. Though he is a one-man operation who slings lies and propaganda, mainstream media cites him as a “London-based monitoring group”. Seems they get this description directly off his website, because there are no employees, no “group” members and absolutely no one that “monitors” violations. Like other propaganda social media sites, Rahman often takes his photos and reports directly from the White Helmets or Avaaz. They all seem to be working in tandem.

Rahman began his propaganda campaign in 2011, immediately following the Islamist uprisings in Syria (the “Arab Spring” was an Islamist attempt at overpowering several sectarian countries). Rahman’s anti-Syria, pro-Islamist campaign escalated when Russia began successfully taking out Islamist terrorist cells in Syria (3). His anti-Russia propaganda was quickly picked up by mainstream media without any photographs, videos or actual evidence that could verify Rahman’s claims that Russia was targeting civilians. The truth is, Russia is a threat to all Islamist groups due to their successful hits on terror cells, training camps and weapons stockpiles. Russia uses pinpoint targeting technology and conducts sorties far from civilian areas.

Amnesty International
A senior Amnesty International official was overwhelming found to be linked with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and UAE and also tied to revolutionary Islamists accused of plotting a coup in an Arab state.

Yasmin Hussein, an Amnesty International director, and a leading voice at the UN who has always taken a pro-Islamist stance, held a private meeting with a Muslim Brotherhood leader during an Amnesty International mission to Egypt in 2012. During her visit with the Muslim Brotherhood leader, she stayed overnight at the residence of a Muslim Brotherhood government official, Adly al-Qazzaz. In doing so, Hussein broke Amnesty rules of impartiality and guidelines of conflict of interest. But there’s more. That discovery opened the door to her other biased ties to Islamists.

Hussein’s husband was named as a Muslim Brotherhood member in documents relating to a 2013 trial in the United Arab Emirates regarding an Islamist takeover attempt inside the UAE. Interesting to note here is that every Islamist takeover attempt, whether in Tunisia, Algeria, Liyba, Egypt, Syria and UAE, began with an uprising of Muslim Brotherhood groups inside each of those countries.

According to Amnesty rules given to its staff members, Hussein was to declare any links she may have or had that would generate a real or perceived conflict of interest or impartiality. She was also instructed to inform Amnesty of any visits to perceived persons of conflicted interests. Amnesty rules on overseas trips state: “For an Amnesty delegate to accept an invitation to stay at the residence of a government official is a serious breach of protocol.” Yet Hussein did so in a clandestine attempt. This was before evidence of her husband’s membership and ties to the Muslim Brotherhood surfaced.

Adly al-Qazzaz, the owner of the residence in which Hussein spent the night and whom she had meetings with, was not only a government official (the Muslim Brotherhood was in power in Egypt at the time of her visit), but was high up within the Muslim Brotherhood leadership (4). Also, his son, Khaled al-Qazzaz, was the Brotherhood’s presidential secretary for foreign affairs and his daughter was the official spokeswoman for the Muslim Brotherhood in the UK.

Hussein’s husband, Wael Musabbeh, was also the director and trustee of the Human Relief Foundation (HRF), a global Islamic charity banned in Israel for its connection to Hamas, the Palestinian offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. HRF lists “Qatar Charity” as one of its financial supporters—a group that Osama bin Laden also named as a financial supporter of al-Qaeda.

Hussein’s husband was also the director of the Claremont Community Trust, a UK organization that is part of the Muslim Brotherhood support network. Hussein herself was listed as director of the Claremont Community Trust from 2003-2015.

Hussein previously worked with Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), who calls itself an Islamic charity, but has known ties to Hamas and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. IRW currently has propaganda photos on its Facebook page, some of which include the old, falsified photos of “rescued” children by the White Helmets. The photos claim to be from attacks April 26, 2016, but the photos are of old photos from a 2013 terror attack.

IRW accepted a $50,000 check from Osama bin Laden in 1999. In November 2014, the United Arab Emirates declared IRW a terrorist group. Hussein was also Director of Communications, and Director of External Relations for IRW.

Besides Jasmin Hussein’s multitude of ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, Amnesty International itself has also been under investigation for links with CAGE (Cageprisoners, Ltd.), an apologist group for jihadists and whose director, Moazzam Begg, is a former Guantanamo Bay detainee.

All of these various ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, pro-Islamist groups, and blatant pro-jihadist tendencies, question Amnesty’s claim to be an “impartial observer”. It has instead been an Islamist sympathizer and also promoter of propaganda against the Syrian state in favor of the Islamist takeover.

Additionally, in 2014, Amnesty lobbied hard against making the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group in the UK and also lobbied against al-Qaeda in Syria being declared a terrorist group.

In 2013 Amnesty released false reporting that the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt were protesting “peacefully” when documentation proved otherwise. During several trials, the Egyptian government and civilian witness testimony, complete with videotape evidence, proved that the Muslim Brotherhood had committed acts of terror and violence. Amnesty was generating pro-Muslim Brotherhood propaganda in which mainstream media picked up without question.

From 2011-present, and probably long before in regards to Israeli-Palestinian issues, Amnesty has a history of pro-Islamist propaganda and involvement with organizations in which want to overthrow secular governments in favor of an Islamist takeover.

Funding:  Amnesty takes money from both governments and corporate-financier interests, one of the most notorious of which, Open Society, is headed by George Soros (whose Open Society also funds Human Rights Watch and a myriad of other “human rights” propaganda sites).

Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA was recruited from the US State Department (5). Amnesty International’s website mentions Suzanne Nossel’s role behind the US State Department-backed UN resolutions regarding Syria and Libya. Nossel was told to “fabricate military aggression” in the pursuit of global corporate-financier hegemony under the pretense of “human rights” advocacy (5).

Questionable:  Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders is fully funded by corporate finance interests behind Wall Street and backed by London’s collective foreign policy, including regime change in Syria. The Doctors Without Borders annual report included financial donors such as Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Google, Microsoft, Bloomberg and other corporate interests. Doctors Without Borders has bankers on its Board of Advisers including Elizabeth Robinson of Goldman Sachs.

Complicating Doctors Without Borders claims that it is “independent” and that it offers “unbiased aid” is the fact that their medical facilities are set up in terrorist held regions of Syria, especially along Syria’s northern border with NATO-member Turkey. **Please see my article about who controls the border of Turkey (ISIS and Jaish al-Fateh)

In an interview with NPR, Doctors Without Borders’ Stephen Cornish revealed the nature of his organization’s involvement in the Syrian conflict, where he explains that aid is being sent to regions “outside of the Syrian government’s control”, and that his organization is in fact setting up facilities in these areas. In other words, the Wall Street-funded organization is providing support for militants armed and funded by the West, most of which militants are revealed to be foreign fighters, affiliated with or directly belonging to al-Qaeda and its defacto political wing, the Muslim Brotherhood. This so-called “international aid” organization is yet another covert military machine being turned against Syria.” (10)

References:

(1)  More than 75,000 foreign Islamist from 86 different countries travelled to Syria in 2015 to train and fight with ISIS and other Islamist groups:

http://soufangroup.com see: report of terror groups in Syria dated December, 2015.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-san-bernardino-shooting-isis-20151204-story.html

See also:

http://www.cheriberens.net/syrian-opposition-groups-defined.html
http://www.cheriberens.net/moderate-opposition.html

(2) For details about Jaish al-Fateh, the coalition army created by Saudi Arabia and Turkey, see:  http://www.cheriberens.net/the-truth-about-aleppo.html

For information about the 75,000 foreign fighters, see Reference number (1) above.

(3)  Much of the negative rhetoric about Putin is coming from these sites. They do this because Russia has been extremely effective in squashing ISIS and al-Qaeda in Syria. Russia’s air strikes use hi-tech pinpoint targeting and all sorties have been far from civilian areas. Terrorist cells, weapons stockpiles, and training camps is what Russia targets.

(4) Adly al-Qazzaz was involved in the “Brotherhoodization” of Egypt’s educations system; i.e. removing Egypt’s pharaonic history from textbooks and replacing it with Islamic history; removing women from history and other textbooks, science discoveries considered to be against Islamic beliefs. Also, Quranic studies became mandatory.

(5)  Amnesty International’s Funding: Amnesty International is US State Department Propaganda

(6)  Jonathan Foreman (2010-03-28). “Nazi scandal engulfs Human Rights Watch”. London: Times Online.

(7)  HRW’s founder, Robert Bernstein, accused the organization of relying on “witnesses … who may testify for political advantage”:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/20/opinion/20bernstein.html?_r=2&em

(8)  “George Soros to Give $100 million to Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch”. http://www.hrw.org.

(9)  Jonathan Foreman (2010-03-28). “Nazi scandal engulfs Human Rights Watch”. London: Times Online.

and  “PMO slams ‘biased’ human rights NGOs – Israel – Jerusalem Post”.

(10)  “Doctors” Behind Syrian Chemical Weapons Claims are Aiding Terrorists

Sources:
White Helmets, now renamed “Syrian Civil Defense”, was not created by Syrians nor does it serve the state of Syria or the Syrian people. It was created by the UK and USA in 2013:

http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/04/seven-steps-of-highly-effective-manipulators/

BBC is barrel bombing day and night (propaganda):

http://www.globalresearch.ca/masters-of-black-propa…/5383051

Human Rights” front groups’ war on Syria:

https://ingaza.wordpress.com/syria/human-rights-front-groups-humanitarian-interventionalists-warring-on-syria/

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is a Tool of Western Propaganda:

http://journal-neo.org/2015/12/12/the-syrian-observatory-for-human-rights-is-a-tool-of-western-propaganda/

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/professional-news-gathering-the-syrian-observatory-for-human-rights-is-a-tool-of-western-propaganda/5495347

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is quoted as though it were the most authoritative source of information to be found in Syria, often quoted verbatim by Huffington Post, Reuters, CNN and Fox without questioning the reliability of the source.

http://anonhq.com/truth-behind-oft-quoted-syrian-observatory-human-rights/

Amnesty International:

http://www.ngo-monitor.org/reports/more_amnesty_violations_of_basic_ethical_standards_the_case_of_yasmin_hussein_/

http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2015/08/17/amnesty-senior-leader-under-fire-for-muslim-brotherhood-ties/

Organizations linked to the Muslim Brotherhood

http://www.ngo-monitor.org/reports/ideologues_or_experts_/

Opposition terrorist attacks:

https://ingaza.wordpress.com/…/latest-nato-backed-terroris…/

Notes:

(a) and (b) For full descriptions of the various Opposition groups in Syria, see: http://www.cheriberens.net/syrian-opposition-groups-defined.html

(a) My sources have reported that on May 1, 2016, Jaish al-Islam attacks hit the neighborhoods of al-Mazraat, al-Amara, Dheeya al-Assad, al-Baramaka, Jaramana, abu Ramani, al-Maliki, al-Zablatani and Bab Tooma in Aleppo.

(b) The majority of the rockets and mortar shells fired by Jaish al-Islam and Failaq al-Rahman were also launched into the border cities of Damascus: Harasta, Jobar, Douma, Zamalka, Zibdeen, Kafr Batna and Beit Sawa.

People living in Aleppo, Damascus, and other large Syrian cities face mortar fire and hell-canon fire almost daily. The “opposition” are continuously cutting off electricity and water. On a daily basis, dozens of people are murdered via these Islamist “opposition” terror attacks. Yet western media never reports this—and if they report any of these events conducted by the Islamist groups, they state that “regime” forces are killing civilians—taken directly from Islamist propaganda sites.

Further reading:
Article dated February 20, 2016 explaining who controls the border crossings into Turkey (ISIS and Jaish al-Fateh), and that the “refugees” are not Syrians but foreign Islamists who ISIS and Jaish al-Fateh are allowing out after training with the Islamists.

http://www.cheriberens.net/the-truth-about-aleppo.html

“Everything you need to know about the Syrian people” includes information about who the Syrian people are (Christian, Armenian, Greek and so forth), explains how their government works and how their freedoms and equality are laid out in their constitution, what political parties are involved in government and more — “everything you need to know”:

http://www.cheriberens.net/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-syrian-people.html

#Trump2016 recruiting tool

Pro Trump Recruitment Tool, #NeverTrump, Mexican, Amnesty, Donald Trump, political cartoon
Pro Trump Recruitment Tool, #NeverTrump, Mexican, Amnesty, Donald Trump, political cartoon

#NeverTrump amnesty tools help Donald Trump more than they hurt him. Americans who really love America have zero patience for “protesters” shouting “Viva Mexico” and waving Mexican flags as they lobby against a U.S. presidential candidate.

Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco at ComicallyIncorrect via LibertyAlliance

Just in time for Memorial Day: Desecrating military graves [DESPICABLE!]

Norwood Virgin Mary Statue, Defaced, Allah
Norwood Virgin Mary Statue, Defaced, Allah

A cemetery has been vandalized in West Bridgewater, MA (29 miles from Boston). An astounding 33 gravestones have been toppled and smashed. This is the 5th time this cemetery has been attacked, and each time, the graves of Veterans have been a primary target.

All attacks occurred a fews days before or on a day that honors Veterans: Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day, and Veteran’s Day. And now this fifth attack, once again on Memorial Day.

While looking into “cemetery attacks”, I discovered something horrible. There have been alarming numbers of Christian and Jewish cemeteries attacked and desecrated in “western” countries in neighborhoods where there are rising numbers of Muslim immigrants.

This is a contemporary phenomena, not something that would have happened decades ago–or even one decade ago. Citizens of “western” cultures do not destroy the memorials of their dead. This rise in the desecration of Christian and Jewish cemeteries has explicitly come with Muslim immigration.

Christian cemeteries are routinely destroyed in Libya, Algeria, Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in Muslim majority countries; and now this behavior has arrived in America — as the Muslim immigrant population rises.

And guess what? While doing research I found that the desecration of this cemetery in Massachusetts coincides with something else: a proposal for a 55-acre Islamic cemetery in Dudley, Massachusetts. What is disturbing is that the proposed Islamic cemetery will be located in a rural, non-Muslim town with a population of only 11,000 people.

The Islamic Society of Worcester, who bought the 55-acres and who plans to make the land an Islamic cemetery, has stated that the cemetery would be for about 500 Muslim families.

A spokesperson for the Islamic Society stated that this cemetery is for Muslims living in the “county” of Worcester. But if the entire county of Worcester only has 500 Muslim families, why do they need such an enormous cemetery? Why can’t they use existing cemeteries? Each and every town in Worcester county has a local cemetery with plenty of empty plots available.

Why does the Islamic Society want such an enormous cemetery? Because the Islamic Society knows about the massive numbers of Muslim “refugees” who are on their way to Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. The town of Dudley lies on the border of three states that are about to receive enormous numbers of “refugees”.

Americans are being scammed. Truth is being deprived to us when it comes to “refugees”; the locations of their arrivals, and who they are. This Islamic cemetery is not for “500 families living in Worcester county”. This cemetery will be for many thousands of Muslims. The whole character of New England is about to change.

Refugees will soon be arriving at 13 refugee relocation centers in Massachusetts, seven of which are near the proposed Islamic cemetery. Also close to the proposed Islamic cemetery are two refugee centers in Providence, Rhode Island, and four refugee centers in Connecticut.

These sleepy little rural communities are going to have thousands of Muslims relocating in their towns, and in all likelihood, a mega mosque will be built to accommodate them. Attorney Jay Talerman, who is representing the Islamic Center of Worcester, stated that the town has no way to stop the cemetery from being developed. He says “religious uses” are exempt. This mean that a mega mosque can be built on the 55-acres alongside the cemetery.

Don’t be fooled into complacency thinking this isn’t coming to a neighborhood near you — it’s happening throughout America. It is being done deviously and the consequences are becoming apparent: cemetery attacks.

As the “refugees” arrive, mosques will be built, complete with giant loudspeakers that blast the call to prayer five times a day. Where mosques are built, property values drop and local businesses struggle–often forcing the locals to move.

Muslims purposefully pray outside of mosques in order to fill the streets and public areas to make their presence felt. They block traffic, parking, and pedestrian walkways. But its even more serious than that: Mosques are used for the promotion of Islamic doctrine. And Islamic doctrine requires the application of Islamic Law within its “geographical reach”.

According to the teachings of Mohammad, a Muslim community in a non-Muslim country must remain separate and distinct. Mohammad outlined the rules for immigration of which all Muslims follow and which is taught in all mosques. Mohammad stated that Muslims must form a separate body and keep their own laws and eventually make the host country comply with Islamic laws.

Mohammad’s teachings forbid Muslims to immigrate if they are doing it to pursue the goal of their own personal gain. But if they immigrate with the goal of spreading Islam and making Islam victorious, or at least if this is a part of the reason for their immigration, then; according to Mohammad, they are allowed pleasure and personal gain. Mohammad said that Muslims who immigrate should never integrate with the native society.

Muslim immigration is considered to be a transitional period of preparation for changing the native society from an open society to an Islamic society.

Photo credit Archdiocese of Boston. “Allah” is painted on the base of a statue of the Virgin Mary and her upper torso spray painted black at a church in Norwood, MA.

See more photos at CheriBerens.

The larger government grows, the more divisions…

Aminoff Effect, Tom Del Beccaro, video still
Aminoff Effect, Tom Del Beccaro, video still

“The larger government grows, the more divisions we have.” ~ Tom Del Beccaro, candidate for U.S. Senate in California.

Listen to Tom explain the problems with Big Government and some solutions to correct them.

It’s imperative we keep the U.S. Senate a Republican majority. YOU can help, no matter where you live!

There are 2 U.S. Senators from every state. California hasn’t had a Republican Senators in FOREVER! It doesn’t matter what state you live in, you can help support the Republican frontrunner in CA. Share this video. Send a donation of ANY size. Follow him on Twitter/Facebook and share his posts. Print out flyers to share with coworkers or friends at an upcoming meeting.

Obama promises Japan, Restorative justice in school, & America was NEVER great

Joe Messina, The Real Side
Joe Messina, The Real Side

President Obama promised Japan that we’ll never repeat the evil of dropping a nuclear bomb. He forgot to say… assuming you don’t bomb us first, then all bets are off.

San Francisco school district adopts “restorative justice” disciplinary measures. Hmmm… how do you think THAT will work out? 81% of suspensions are WILLFUL defiance. So they know what they’re doing is wrong and do it anyway. Sure! I’m sure “talking” to them is going to straighten everything out.

Listen to why Krystal at Home Depot says America was never great. Oh! She thinks “great” means “perfect.” Well, that explains it.

REAL racism, Memorial Day, Sanders slams Disney, & Hating free speech

Joe Messina, The Real Side
Joe Messina, The Real Side

THIS is what racism looks like. Yes, it’s still real. White woman goes off on black man for scaring her children. What did he do? He started his car in a parking lot.

Man on the street, Jesse Watters asks people, what does #MemorialDay commemorate? This is NOT an AP question folks! How do they not know this?

Bernie Sanders slams Disney. Disney CEO fires back asking, how many jobs have YOU created? **crickets**

If you think America was NEVER great, your ignorance is showing! Like Krystal, the Home Depot employee who’s hat just went viral. And she’s shocked she’s getting hate mail? There’s a price to pay for exercising free speech.

Sanders silent on Venezuela imploding, NYC’s 31 genders, & Obama’s Japan speech

Joe Messina, The Real Side Radio Show, with Xander Gibb
Joe Messina, The Real Side Radio Show, with Xander Gibb

Bernie Sanders too focused on his campaign to share an opinion on why socialism is failing in Venezuela. Sure he is. There’s just no explanation.

AND…

Media mogul, Xander Gibb (currently identifying as a unicorn as a political statement) talks about NYC’s 31 protected genders with fines up to $250,000. Where’s the compassion in that? Not everyone misidentifies someone maliciously. It takes time for people to catch up to confusing changes. We just need to be respectful to everyone.

And President Obama’s Japanese tour and speech. No matter what Obama said, he wasn’t going to win.

Xander says “I may be a pacifist, but we MUST protect ourselves.”

Obama says we must “Escape the logic of fear.” What does THAT mean?!?

Prayer: Legitimate Protest or Just Plain Harassment?

Jesus Statue
Jesus Statue

At a local prayer breakfast, I was not personally in attendance, a conservative friend brought to my attention protestors were demonstrating against the “hate hiding behind the prayers”. The breakfast itself is privately-sponsored where people of like-minded faith gather to offer prayers of personal guidance and ask for blessings on their communities including our great nation. However, it did not stop some people from protesting outside the building where the event was held and label it as a gathering of hate. Since there were no spiteful prayers against anyone; protesters will accuse participants of “praying in code”. Yes, ridiculous because we as Christians or any person of faith knows better.

In spite of the social/legal advances LGBT’s have achieved, some still feel the need to protest or should I say harass any gathering of people they disagree with. If spiteful prayers were directed towards the LGBT population, it’s irrelevant. Many like myself feel we’re beyond the point of no return and will not allow ourselves to be pushed back into the closet. However, were such a group of demonstrators to feel a strong disagreement with those inside at the prayer breakfast; perhaps it would be better to have recited from a book of common prayers on the sidewalk or sing “Power of His Love”. You can buy a book of common prayer on Amazon, cheap. A demonstration of prayer could have captured the attention of those at the breakfast. Perhaps an event organizer would have invited them inside.

Being a gay man of devout Christian faith; I’m well aware of the fact there will always be disagreements with some of my fellow Christians. If any of those protestors profess the gospel of Jesus Christ as their own, militant protest will only be counterproductive. We are supposed to spread the gospel of the Lord almighty, that’s one heck of a way to go about it. Christians will always have disagreements amongst themselves on a variety of subjects, however, the ability to rise above the fodder is a sign of mental and spiritual maturity. Our society has degraded so much, people would rather cling to their personal misery rather than let go and embrace Christ or any notion of a higher power. The actual hate is outside on the sidewalk in the form of self-loathing, not inside where prayers are being lifted up with an attitude of humility.

Historical facts & Opinion:

  1. Colonial American Christians often gathered in front of slave ships with prayers and singing gospel hymns of their time as a form of protesting the immorality of owning other human beings.
  2. Harvey Milk started a movement in the late 1970s where people like myself came out to our families, churches, and workplaces. OP: That has done more to improve the plight of the LGBT population in this country than all the social and political activism, including hundreds of angry protests combine.

Photo credit Midiman

The Lord’s Prayer civil disobedience & Libertarian principles

Joe Messina, The Real Side Radio Show, with Michael Hausam
Joe Messina, The Real Side Radio Show, with Michael Hausam

Students at an Ohio high school were ordered not to sing their traditional song, “The Lord’s Prayer” at graduation because the FFRF complained. They didn’t like it and exercised their right to civil disobedience.

AND…

Libertarian radio host and writer, Michael Hausam talks principles, Trump campaign email fumble, why “Hillary is worse” doesn’t cut it, and why the Lord’s Prayer is Christian bullying.

Deceptive journalism, Climate change proof, Dropping Allies, & New world leaders

Joe Messina, The Real Side Radio Show
Joe Messina, The Real Side Radio Show

Did Katie Couric intentionally deceive and mislead the public in her anti-gun movie “Under the Gun”?

Portland school board says it is “unacceptable that we have textbooks in our schools that spread doubt about the human causes and urgency of” climate change. So they’re banning any text that casts any doubt on the scientific certainty of climate change. Because the science has been proven? Proof? We don’t need no stinkin’ proof!

Obama’s failure to live up to U.S. security guarantees with Allies is translating to an increase in nuclear weapons and spreading violence.

Are you ready for Iran, Russia, and China to be the world’s leaders? That’s what’s happening… RIGHT NOW! Losing that SuperPower status bit by bit.

Viva Mexico riot & Warren’s capitalism hypocrisy

Joe Messina, The Real Side Radio Show
Joe Messina, The Real Side Radio Show

What happened in New Mexico in response to a Donald Trump rally was not just an assault on Mr. Trump, it was an assault on the U.S. Constitution. They were shouting “viva Mexico.” If Mexico is so great, why are they here? We’ve allowed the most exceptional nation on the planet to be transformed into a 3rd world nation.

Elizabeth Warren has a problem with capitalism, especially Donald Trump’s style of capitalism, except when it’s her doing the buying and selling of real estate! Maybe Warren’s just mad that she isn’t as good at it as Trump.

Finding the truth in this upside-down world

Kathy Barnette, Video Still
Kathy Barnette, Video Still

We are living in an upside-down world right now.

We are living in a society where you don’t even have to be black to black… you don’t even have to be a woman to be a woman.

How can we survive as a nation, when truth is no longer truth… and we can make it up as we go?

via Truth Exchange with Kathy Barnette