Month: December 2019

Jesus Was Not a Refugee

It’s Christmas so Democrat politicians and media figures are trotting out their usual “Well Jesus was a refugee so therefore you conservative so-called Christians are dumb and now you have to support open borders,” canard:

Mayor Pete Buttplug–I mean Buttigieg–got nearly 30k likes for repeating this lie. If he and his Media Fan-People had any familiarity with the Bible at all they’d know this claim is a lie. Usually I’m never inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt and chalk their BS up to ignorance (as opposed to evil), but this is one of the rare exceptions. These people hate Jesus and the Bible

Mary and Joseph were not refugees when they traveled to Bethlehem for the birth of Baby Jesus. The Bible plainly gives the reason the young couple traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Luke 2:1-2:7:

“2. And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.”

There is nothing about them being refugees or fleeing for better economic opportunity. The cause of their journey to Bethlehem was to be taxed by Augustus Caesar, the Roman emperor at the time. They were traveling within Roman Judea. There was no border crossing.

They were simply obeying the law.

The image up at the top explains it all: the liberals that repeat this lie aren’t religious themselves, but instead hope that they can cynically manipulate the Bible to guilt us into supporting Open Borders schemes.

Iowa Man Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Burning an LGBT Flag

Burning the American flag is Constitutionally Protected “Free Speech,” but burn the rainbow flag and they will lock you in a gulag for 16 years:

“NEVADA, Iowa — A man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for burning an LGBTQ flag that was flying at a church in central Iowa.

Adolfo Martinez, 30, of Ames, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years for the hate crime of arson, as well as a year for the reckless use of explosives or fire, and 30 days for harassment. The sentences are to be served consecutively, Story County court records show.

A jury convicted Martinez in November. He was arrested in June.

Martinez said he tore down the flag that had been hanging from the United Church of Christ in Ames and burned it because he opposes homosexuality.”

I’m sorry Mr. Martinez, but Free Speech only covers certain views.

These are America’s priorities now. Four years after gay marriage was legalized, we now have people being imprisoned for disapproving of homosexuality.

David Harsanyi of the Federalist juxtaposed this headline with several others to show you exactly where America’s priorities are:

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Pedophilia gets you 10 years.

Murder gets you 10 years:

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But burn the gay flag and you get 16.

We now live under perhaps the lamest tyranny imaginable.

Who would’ve thought that this would be how America goes out–with people going to jail for 16 years for the crime of disrespecting the LGBT community?

These are America’s priorities now.

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“To know who rules over you, first identify who you are not permitted to criticize.”

New Site Name: The Palace Intrigue

I changed the name of the site from “Today in Politics” to “The Palace Intrigue.” I felt like it was a more interesting name that fit more with what I write about.

The name “Palace Intrigue” evokes images of the secret machinations of the elite and the ruling class, conspiracies, plots, maneuvering, etc.

Also, I just got bored of the name “Today in Politics.” It started to feel bland and generic to me. It’s not that I think it’s a bad name, I just like this new name better.

So I’ll test it out and see how I like it.

I welcome your feedback as well: do you like the new name? Do you dislike it? Should I go back to the old name?

I’ve been thinking about making this name change for a while and now that I finally did it I feel good about it.

The old URL “tipolitics.com” still works, as does “palaceintrigueblog.com” which is the new site name.

Israeli Group Caught Spreading Anti-Islam Propaganda via Right-Wing Facebook Pages

The Guardian reports that a mysterious Israel-based group has gained considerable influence over numerous “far-right” Facebook pages to sow anti-Islamic hatred within the United States:

“The message from Israel arrived on an otherwise unremarkable afternoon for 36-year-old Beau Villereal. At his family’s sprawling 42-acre property outside Live Oak in Florida’s rural north, Villereal sat alone in his bedroom trawling for news about Donald Trump to share on the rightwing Facebook page he runs with his mother and father.

The messenger, who gave her name as Rochale, asked Villereal to make her an editor of Pissed off Deplorables, a self-described “pro-America page” that feeds its thousands of followers a steady diet of pro-Trump, anti-Islam content.

“I totally understand you,” she wrote. “I’m from Israel and this is … really important to me to share the truth. Please give me a chance for a day.”

The Guardian article claims the Israelis are targeting the “far-right” but that’s probably not entirely accurate, as the real far-right despises Israel and Jews and would never be susceptible to coordinating with Israel. Plus, most real far-right social media accounts have long since been banned. In reality, what the Guardian is calling “far-right” Facebook pages are simply relatively newer, pro-Trump pages of the non-traditional variety. They consider anything on the right other than National Review and the Weekly Standard to be “far-right.” But in reality, much of what outlets like the Guardian and other leftwing Establishment outlets call “far-right” are actually pretty mainstream right.

At any rate, Israeli disinformation agents see right-wingers as their best way to gain a foothold in America. The inherent pro-Israel, anti-Islam bias of the American right makes mainstream right-wingers the perfect targets.

Let’s continue with the article:

“About 1,000 miles north in Staten Island, New York City, Ron Devito was tapping away on his laptop to the 20,000 followers of his pro-Trump Facebook page, Making America 1st, when he received a similar message, this time from someone using the name Tehila.

“She pitched to me that she was a good editor, she could provide some good content to increase likes and views on the page,” Devito told the Guardian. “Could I just give her a chance and let her post her stuff, right? So I figured, ‘What the heck, give it a shot’.”

Villereal and Devito weren’t the only ones. Over the past two years, a group of mysterious Israel-based accounts has delivered similar messages to the heads of at least 19 other far-right Facebook pages across the US, Australia, the UK, Canada, Austria, Israel and Nigeria.”

A Guardian investigation can reveal those messages were part of a covert plot to control some of Facebook’s largest far-right pages, including one linked to a rightwing terror group, and create a commercial enterprise that harvests Islamophobic hate for profit.”

This only makes sense when you accept the fact that we have been lied to about 9-11.

I am not yet completely certain who was really behind 9-11. Like with the Kennedy assassination, we can only speculate as the political and media establishments still maintain the “official story.”

But what I’m saying is that I do not believe 9-11 was merely a terrorist attack by Al Qaeda that caught America off-guard.

There are too many questions. For instance, Tower 7 collapsed despite not even being hit by a plane. It looked like a perfect controlled building demolition. And Larry Silverstein, the man who bought the World Trade Center just months before the 9-11 attacks, took out a massive insurance policy on the buildings that eventually netted him billions of dollars. That’s barely even scratching the surface; there’s much more.

9-11 was, if not orchestrated by the government, at least carried out with our government’s prior knowledge. Read about the Project for a New American Century, a neocon think tank founded in the late 1990s:

“The threat posed by US terrorism to the security of nations and individuals was outlined in prophetic detail in a document written more than two years ago and disclosed only recently. What was needed for America to dominate much of humanity and the world’s resources, it said, was “some catastrophic and catalysing event – like a new Pearl Harbor”. 

Richard Perle is one of the founders of the Project for the New American Century, the PNAC. Other founders include Dick Cheney, now vice-president, Donald Rumsfeld, defence secretary, Paul Wolfowitz, deputy defence secretary, I Lewis Libby, Cheney’s chief of staff, William J Bennett, Reagan’s education secretary, and Zalmay Khalilzad, Bush’s ambassador to Afghanistan. These are the modern chartists of American terrorism. The PNAC’s seminal report, Rebuilding America’s Defences: strategy, forces and resources for a new century, was a blueprint of American aims in all but name. Two years ago [Note: article written in 2002] it recommended an increase in arms-spending by $48bn so that Washington could “fight and win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars”. This has happened. It said the United States should develop “bunker-buster” nuclear weapons and make “star wars” a national priority. This is happening. It said that, in the event of Bush taking power, Iraq should be a target. And so it is.”

Prior to 9-11, a think tank comprised of the same men who would eventually hold powerful posts in the Bush Administration expressed a desire to invade Iraq (among other “rogue states”) and said that a “Pearl Harbor-type event” was needed to spur the so-called “New American Century.”

These guys sure got their Pearl Harbor-like “catalyzing” event the following year, once they had all ascended to prominent posts in the US government.

Depending on who you talk to, you’ll get different explanations (“conspiracy theories”) regarding 9-11. The “Dancing Israelis” meme that has popped up in recent months is compelling, yet of course circumstantial, evidence that the Mossad was behind 9-11.

Now, again, the details on who was really behind 9-11 are still murky and probably will be for decades.

But I do know this:

  • Israel wants America to hate Muslims.
  • Israel’s ultimate goal for, at least the past 20 years but probably the last 40 years, has been to manipulate America into destroying Iran, Israel’s greatest enemy.

As with the Kennedy Assassination, in order to demystify things, it’s important to simply look at the aftermath: who benefitted? Who got what they wanted?

With 9-11, the beneficiaries were the neocons in the government (all of them hardcore Zionists) and Israel itself.

Just months after 9-11, President George W. Bush used his first State of the Union address in January 2002 to define the “Axis of Evil,” which according to him was comprised of Iraq, Iran and North Korea, as well as Libya, Syria and Cuba. That “Axis of Evil” is better described as the Neocon Regime Change Wish List. By early 2003, we were at war in Iraq. Libya’s government was toppled eight years later by NATO. Syria’s government has been under constant assault for the past seven-plus years of civil war, but has managed to hang on with help from Russia. This is why the neocons in Washington are so irate that Trump has not only rebuffed their numerous attempts to lie us into greater involvement against Assad in Syria, but that he is pulling us out of Syria entirely.

And of course, Beltway chatter has been building about starting a war with Iran–which, thankfully, Trump has also fended off.

This was all planned out two decades ago. And it was all predicated on 9-11, which got Americans into the mindset of accepting wars in the Middle East against supposed “terror-supporting nations.” It relies on Americans hating Muslims.

If you accept, or merely allow yourself to entertain the possibility, that the official 9-11 narrative of a cut-and-dry terrorist attack isn’t true, then most of the reasoning behind our anti-Muslim hatred collapses.

In other words, I said to myself, “If Muslim terrorists weren’t actually behind 9-11, then I don’t really have much of a reason to dislike Muslims, do I?”

We are being used.

The best way to understand all the “foreign influence” in America is to recognize that America’s military is the most powerful force on the planet, and that a great many nations–especially our “allies”–are constantly seeking to steer it and manipulate it into doing their dirty work for them.

In this light, it makes perfect sense that a shadowy Israeli group (undoubtedly Mossad) would seek to sow anti-Muslim on the American right.