The "Genocide Olympics"
The 2022 Winter Olympics are scheduled to begin just a little over a month from now. The Olympic Games should be a time of celebration and competition. Instead, these games are an atrocity. They are a celebration of communist genocide.
During an interview yesterday, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he "truly regrets" that the International Olympic Committee did not move the 2022 Winter Olympic Games out of Beijing, the capital of communist China.
The games are a huge propaganda coup for President Xi Jinping, and the Chinese Communist Party will not hesitate to take full advantage of the opportunity, highlighting communist China's power for all the world to see. And President Xi will be front and center the entire time.
Communist China is engaged in a brutal genocide against ethnic Muslims known as Uighurs. Millions of Uighurs are imprisoned in concentration camps. Hundreds of thousands have been forced into slave labor.
And as Secretary Pompeo warned, the United States and communist China are on a collision course over Taiwan. That's not hyperbole. China's state-owned media outlets are bragging that the threat of war is real. The communist Chinese are also threatening to kill our Marines and nuke Japan.
Yet we are rewarding them with the Olympic Games. No doubt Beijing sees this "reward" as a sign of its power and influence, and a vindication of its aggressive foreign policy, much as Adolf Hitler viewed the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. But just a few years later, Hitler's Germany was at war with the world.
Sadly, corporate America continues to turn a blind eye to communist China's gross human rights abuses and threats to our national security. Major American corporations like Airbnb, Coca-Cola, Intel, Procter & Gamble and Visa are sponsors of the 2022 Winter Games.
These woke corporations are quick to attack American states that try to guarantee free and fair elections or defend the values of their residents. But they won't say a word about communist China's genocide or oppression of religious liberty.
In fact, Intel just apologized to communist China for saying that it doesn't use slave labor. Here's a suggestion for Intel and other American companies: Move your manufacturing facilities back to the United States and you won't have to apologize to tyrants!
Speaking Of Tyrants. . .
Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of the 1619 Project, was on "Meet The Press" yesterday. It would have been a great time for host Chuck Todd to press her about the many inaccuracies of the 1619 Project, but that would have been real journalism. Instead, Todd asked this fake historian to tell us how to teach history. Her response was revealing. She said:
"I don't really understand this idea that parents should decide what's being taught. I'm not a professional educator. I don't have a degree in social studies or science. . .
"When the candidate [Democrat Terry McAuliffe] said that he didn't think parents should be deciding what's being taught in school, he was panned for that. But that's just the fact. . . I think we should leave that to the educators."
She then added that our society "is veering towards authoritarianism" because several states are trying to ban her radical 1619 Project from their public schools.
The chutzpah of Nikole Hannah-Jones is unbelievable!
She admits that she's not a professional educator. She's right about that. She's a professional left-wing agitator.
But if she's not a professional educator, why did she try so hard to land a faculty position at the University of North Carolina? And on what basis did she demand that it be a tenured position? And why is she trying so hard to push the 1619 Project curriculum into our schools?
Parents, policymakers and state legislators are right to ban the 1619 Project. It's garbage! Numerous professional historians have thoroughly debunked it. It has no business in our schools.
But she thinks banning her radical screed is a sign of oppression. It's actually the other way around. Forcing a false narrative into our schools and indoctrinating our children is a sign of leftist authoritarianism. It's what socialists and Marxists always do!
Biden & Brandon
The annual White House Christmas eve call that takes place as NORAD tracks Santa Claus rarely makes headlines. But this year's call got a lot of attention after a caller from Oregon unexpectedly ended his remarks to Joe and Jill Biden by saying, "Merry Christmas, and let's go Brandon!"
The president's response was equally unexpected. He said, "Let's go Brandon. I agree."
Some folks, frustrated with the coarsening of our politics, will undoubtedly feel that the caller's remarks were impolite. The left is certainly in high dudgeon over the disguised vulgarity. Some progressive pundits are even suggesting that the phrase is evidence of "insurrection."
But there's a bigger point here, and it's not a sign of Biden's mental incapacity, although that's cause for concern.
The bigger point is that Joe Biden is totally isolated from all news. He sees only what his staff puts in front of him. In fact, he routinely talks about how he's "following instructions" from his staff, and that's when he's not reading the instructions out loud.
Donald Trump consumed the news, and he frequently engaged the press in freewheeling debates. But Biden is totally scripted and totally controlled by a palace guard, so much so that it appears he has no idea who "Brandon" really is.
Last year, many people complained that Biden's staff kept him in a basement throughout much of the campaign. But COVID wasn't the only reason. It seems they're still isolating him, which begs the question: Who's really in charge?