Opinion & News
Edited by Michael Hernandez, 9-15-22
(Editor’s note; this is part of a weekly compendium of recent significant events, culled from world news and curated by Mr. Hernandez.)
Biden plans Election 2022 mid-term intervention
JOEL B. POLLAK (Sept 12) Breitbart News
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is refusing to release 15 pages of documents explaining the Biden administration’s strategy to implement a “voter access” policy that is being coordinated with left-wing groups just weeks before the 2022 election.
President Joe Biden issued an executive order on “access to voting” on Sunday that instructs federal government agencies to promote voter registration, help Americans apply to vote by mail, and “combat misinformation,” among other measures.
The “Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting” reads like a Democratic Party wish-list of “reforms” that enshrines many of the practices that were adopted on a temporary basis during the pandemic-affected 2020 election. Its provisions include:
- using federal agencies to promote voter registration;
- using federal agencies to inform Americans about voting;
- linking federal agency websites to state voter registration websites;
- providing voter registration and vote-by-mail applications;
- using “approved, nonpartisan third-party organizations” to register voters at federal agencies;
- using identification documents issued by the agency to help people register to vote;
- providing more multilingual services to potential voters;
- giving public employees “time off to vote in Federal, State, local, Tribal, and territorial elections”; and
- promoting voter registration for federal prisoners.
One provision states: “It is the responsibility of the Federal Government to expand access to, and education about, voter registration and election information, and to combat misinformation, in order to enable all eligible Americans to participate in our democracy.”
Under the U.S. Constitution, elections are largely administered by the states. But critics of Biden’s executive order noted that it amounts to an attempt to federalize elections, and to do so without authority from Congress, never mind the Constitution.
As Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist noted in June, Biden was elected in 2020 after Democrats and their donors, such as billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, funded and commandeered local election administration in key counties in crucial swing states.
The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documents about the DOJ plan last year, which the DOJ refused to produce until compelled to do so by a federal court last Thursday, two months before the 2002 midterm elections. While it did provide a few documents, the DOJ used a loophole in the FOIA legislation to withhold the “strategic plan” for Executive Order 14019.
As Byron York of the Washington Examiner notes: So the strategic plan, the document that would give the world some information on what the administration is doing to enact Biden’s order, remains a secret. But that’s not all. The Justice Department is withholding lots of other information, as well.
One troubling clue did make it past Justice Department censors. On July 12, 2021, the Justice Department held a “listening session” with outside activists working on voting rights. The group included dozens of people, all of them from left-leaning groups. There were 10 from the American Civil Liberties Union, five from the Campaign Legal Center, three from Demos, three from the Southern Poverty Law Center, five from the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, two from Black Lives Matter, and many others. The list would not reassure anyone hoping that the Justice Department is working in a scrupulously nonpartisan way. But of course, we don’t really know what the department is doing because the administration is keeping it a secret.
While the DOJ hides information about how the federal government is intervening in the upcoming election, Biden, his party, and their allies in the media are claiming that the midterm election is about defending “democracy” from its opponents, and liken those who doubt election results to traitors and terrorists.
Democrats: secret sleepers running as Republicans in state races
By Jim Hoft (Sept. 10) Gateway Pundit
Democrats are running as Republicans in races across America today. It’s the only way they can win in a majority of locations around the country. They pretend to be Republicans until after they are elected. They even have a name for these Democrat plants. They’re called “secret sleepers.“
In June Project Veritas released leaked audio of Democrat US Senate candidate Krystle Matthews speaking on the phone with an inmate at Perry Correctional Institution. Democrat Matthews called for “secret sleepers” to infiltrate the South Carolina Republican party.
Krystle Matthews: “We need some secret sleepers. Like you need them to run as the other side, even though they for our side. And we need them to win… We need people to run as Republicans in these local elections. This is the only way you’re gonna change the dynamics in South Carolina.”
Democrats have been running “secret sleepers” for years now. Recently, we heard from an anonymous source that Democrats have been running as Republicans in Republican districts for years. It’s a tactic of the left. This may also explain the actions and non-action from the national Republican party.
Biden uses war on terror language and tactics against Republicans
PAM KEY (Sept 12) Breibart News
Fox News host Jesse Watters said Monday on his show “‘Jesse Watters Primetime” that President Joe Biden calling MAGA Republicans semi-fascist is using “War on Terror” language and tactics against the GOP.
Watters said, “Make no mistake, the Democratic Party, the media, and obviously the FBI have designated the Republican Party as a terrorist group and believe it’s their patriotic duty as Americans to extinguish the threat. How exactly voting for Donald Trump is a threat? How is that more dangerous than the 9/11 hijackers? ISIS terrorist cells plotting to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge, the Democrats won’t call them Islamic terrorists, but if you voted for Donald Trump and have a personal grievance, you are a fascist, and homeland security is coming for you.”
He continued, “I remember during the Bush years when Democrats would howl at Republicans for ‘politicizing 9/11’ because they wore a little flag pin. Now Democrats declared a war on terror against Republicans on the anniversary of 9/11. What makes you a terrorist again? Because you have personal grievances? Well, I have a personal grievance. Is that going to put me on a no-fly list? You are a terrorist for believing in false narratives. If I believe Hunter’s laptop is real, am I going to Gitmo? The big guy sounds like W., except the enemy is a red hat instead of a box cutter.”
Waters added, “This is Biden’s War on Terror. He’s straight up saying you’re either with us or you are against us. When the Bush administration was spying on Muslims, raiding their homes, and arresting them, the Democrats were up in arms. Remember? ‘What about the terrorists’ rights? Bush has gone too far.’ Now Biden’s using Bush’s War on Terror language and tactics against Republicans, American citizens.”
FBI raids homes of Trump supporters across the nation
By Jim Hoft (September 9) Gateway Pundit
On Friday afternoon Steve Bannon told Charlie Kirk that 35 Trump allies had their homes raided by the FBI on Thursday.
Steve Bannon: You saw from the demonic speech that Biden gave in Philadelphia that this is a dying regime. That was a primal scream. And here what they’re trying to do, no matter who it is whether Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago. There were 35 FBI raids last night. Right. And there’s another grand jury coming together on January 6th, the Washington Post reported it. THIRTY-FIVE Senior Members of MAGA! of Republicans, supporters of Donald Trump that the FBI rolled in on. When they didn’t need to do it. Right? All these people have lawyers. The jack-booted Gestapo has to show up at their door and make a big display of this.
FBI swarms Mike Lindell and seizes his phone
by Timothy Frudd (Sept, 14) RSBN
FBI agents surrounded MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell in public on Tuesday and seized his phone in the Justice Department’s latest move to intimidate Trump allies. The FBI reportedly approached Lindell and demanded the MyPillow CEO turn over his phone at a Hardee’s drive-thru in Minnesota.
“Cars pulled up in front of us, to the side of us, and behind us,” Lindell said. “It turns out, they were the FBI.” On his show, Lindell explained, “I said, ‘You know, you guys, are you going to arrest me?’ I said ‘I’ve been asking for you guys. This will make international… news!’”
While the FBI did not arrest Lindell, they seized his phone after sharing proof of a warrant they had obtained to confiscate it. Lindell believes the FBI’s actions are a result of his fierce stand for election integrity and his actions to expose voter fraud in the 2020 election.
President Donald Trump shared news of the FBI’s raid on Lindell on Truth Social, stating, “Breaking News: Mike Lindell, ‘THE Pillow Guy,’ was just raided by the FBI.” The 45th president warned Americans, “We are now officially living in a Weaponized Police State, Rigged Elections, and all. Our Country is a laughing stock all over the World.”
Trump urged Americans to help take back the nation and restore justice to America, saying, “The majesty of the United States is gone. Can’t let this happen. TAKE BACK AMERICA!”
DOJ targets Trump supporters with subpoenas for political speech
By Bonchie (Sept. 13) Red State
News of dozens of subpoenas being sent by the DOJ to Trump supporters broke on Friday and was finally confirmed on Monday. The subpoenas, which were ostensibly tied to investigations surrounding January 6th, targeted over 40 people. Two more phones were seized from Trump associates as well, including his in-house counsel.
It marked another move in what appears to be a highly politicized investigation targeting the political enemies of Joe Biden for nothing more than wrong-speak. Backing that assertion up was Tucker Carlson, who obtained some of the subpoenas and provided some of the disturbing demands within them.
In the clip, Carlson provides an excerpt from the subpoena that purports to define what the current investigation is about. Here’s how that reads. Any claim that the Vice President and/or the President of the Senate had the authority reject or choose not to count presidential electors.
Carlson brings up the fact that the DOJ did not seek to go after leading Democrats in 2016 that sought to stop the counting of electors for Donald Trump. The Fox News host then lists some of the names these subpoenas are targeting, including Stephen Miller and Jenna Ellis, but the most shocking is Boris Epshteyn. That is Trump’s current lawyer. Yet, the DOJ is demanding his communications, many of which are privileged, with a wink and a nod promise to sort through everything.
Biden: ‘Difficult 2 Years’ Ahead If Dems Lose Congress
(Sept. 12) Associated Press (News Max)
President Joe Biden said Monday said if Democrats lose Congress after the upcoming midterm elections, it’s going to be a “difficult two years,” and he’s going to be spending a lot of time “with the veto pen.”
Biden was speaking at a Democratic National Committee reception in a swanky Boston apartment following his speech about his administration’s efforts at ending cancer “as we know it.”
In the starkest terms yet, the president laid out how important the upcoming November midterm elections are. The U.S. Senate right now is split 50-50 with Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie-breaker. The House is 219-211 in favor of Democrats. “If we lose the House and we lose the Senate it’s going to be a really difficult two years,” he told a crowd of about 30 donors and guests. “I’ll be spending more time with the veto pen than getting anything done.”
Republican National Committee Ronna McDaniel said Biden remained focused on “an out-of-touch and divisive agenda, one that benefits the wealthy, while struggling Americans pay more.”
In his remarks, the president also took aim at the “ MAGA Republicans,” continuing his sharp attacks against former Republican President Donald Trump and his supporters, an effort that has emboldened Democrats across the country ahead of the election.
He questioned the Republican platform and touted his own achievements but came back to how the Democrats couldn’t “afford to lose this off-year election.”
‘Woke’ Department of Defense equity chief writes anti-White posts
The chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at the Department of Defense’s education wing, who describes herself as a “woke administrator,” wrote a series of disparaging posts about White people on Twitter, Fox News Digital found.
Kelisa Wing is the DEI chief at Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), which provides K-12 education to the DoD community in the U.S. and all over the world. After Fox News Digital reached out for comment, Wing’s Twitter was put on private, but she did not immediately respond.
Wing has also referred to former President Trump as the “whole boy version of a Karen” and former secretary of education Betsy DeVos as “the queen of Karens.”
Wing – who oversees curriculum at DoDEA, according to a press release, – has also co-created children’s books which said that White people must confess their privilege and were de facto hurting Black people by being benefactors of unearned advantages.
Wing said that her responsibilities at DoDEA included taking “a holistic view of the agency in terms of recruitment and retention, development and promotion, teaching and learning, and then as well as climate,” according to a video posted to the education wing’s YouTube channel.
Biden’s executive order pushes transhumanism on America
By Jim Hoft (Sept. 13) The Gateway Pundit
If anyone needed proof that the powers pushing the levers behind the mindless moron who sits in the Oval Office are fully on board with the World Economic Forum/United Nations agenda of biomedical tyranny and transhumanism, look no further than the executive order that Joe Biden signed on Monday, September 12.
By quietly getting Biden’s signature on this document, his handlers may have given us the most ominous sign yet that we stand on the threshold of a technocratic one-world beast system. Prepare to make your stand because it’s about to get much more intense.
This document’s Orwellian title, Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy, will assure that its significance will fly right over the heads of 99 percent of the media, even the conservative media. They will read it and yawn. I plead with everyone reading this article to please not make that same mistake. Because of the arcane scientific language in which this document is written, even most of those who take the time to read and study it (I assure you Biden did not) will not fully grasp what is being ordered by the White House.
That’s where we strive to help. Karen Kingston, a former Pfizer employee and current analyst for the pharmaceutical and medical-device industries, helps us decipher what’s going on in this executive order. Kingston stated in a Twitter post:
“Let me read between the lines for the America. Biden’s Sept. 12, 2022, executive order declares that Americans must surrender all human rights that stand in the way of transhumanism. Clinical trial safety standards and informed consent will be eradicated as they stand in the way of universally unleashing gene-editing technologies needed to merge humans with A.I. In order to achieve the societal goals of the New World Order, crimes against humanity are not only legal, but mandatory.”
Patrick Wood, an economist and author of several books on technocracy, has been following the transhumanist and global technocracy movements for four decades. He told me that Kingston is not overstating the issue. He said this E.O. is proof that the executive branch is now owned lock, stock and barrel by the biomedical/pharmaceutical industry. It will be Katy bar the door from here on out.
“The transhumanists within Big Pharma have completely taken over government policy and taxpayer funds to promote their own anti-human agenda of hacking the software of life,” Wood told me. “It also clearly demonstrates who has the power, and who sets the policies in America.”
The mRNA injections that have already gone into the bodies of at least 70 percent of adults in the U.S. mark the gateway to transhumanism. We have been told this by Kingston as well as by the late Dr. Zev Zelenko and Dr. Robert Malone, a co-inventor of the mRNA platform.
LeoHohmann.com was one of the first sites to blow the whistle on Moderna’s former chief medical officer, Tal Zaks, who told the world straight up in December 2017 that “We have hacked the software of life,” and that this mRNA gene-editing biotechnology would be incorporated into vaccines to treat and prevent all manner of illnesses. We’ve seen how well they work, with millions getting sick and even dying after getting two or more doses of the Covid injections offered up by Moderna and Pfizer. With the FDA and CDC now totally on board, this mRNA technology is being included in scores of other vaccines, including flu shots.
The September 12 executive order was no doubt put in place as back up for the continued experimentation on the human population, and I expect the vaccine industry will exploit it to the max. Soon we will see the return of vax mandates, this time more ferociously policed and enforced than before.
This E.O. may also have been timed at least partly in anticipation of the new pandemic treaty that the Biden administration is hoping to get passed through the United Nations World Health Organization next year. This treaty will transfer sovereignty over matters of “health emergencies” from the national level to the WHO.
Wood said the E.O.’s intended consequences is to push the frontier of genetic modification of all living things and especially humans. He believes this will ultimately spark the biggest public backlash in modern history. “Biden pledges not only funding but an all-of-government transformation to support this anti-human scheme from top to bottom,” Wood writes. “It also automatically blocks any agency or department from dissent.”
Below are just a few of the highlights quoted directly from the document:
- The term “biotechnology” means technology that applies to or is enabled by life sciences innovation or product development.
- The term “biomanufacturing” means the use of biological systems to develop products, tools, and processes at commercial scale.
- The term “bioeconomy” means economic activity derived from the life sciences, particularly in the areas of biotechnology and biomanufacturing, and includes industries, products, services, and the workforce.
- The term “biological data” means the information, including associated descriptors, derived from the structure, function, or process of a biological system(s) that is measured, collected, or aggregated for analysis.
- The term “key R&D areas” includes fundamental R&D of emerging biotechnologies, including engineering biology; predictive engineering of complex biological systems, including the designing, building, testing, and modeling of entire living cells, cell components, or cellular systems; quantitative and theory-driven multi-disciplinary research to maximize convergence with other enabling technologies; and regulatory science, including the development of new information, criteria, tools, models, and approaches to inform and assist regulatory decision-making. These R&D priorities should be coupled with advances in predictive modeling, data analytics, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, high-performance and other advanced computing systems, metrology and data-driven standards, and other non-life science enabling technologies.
- The term “life sciences” means all sciences that study or use living organisms, viruses, or their products, including all disciplines of biology and all applications of the biological sciences (including biotechnology, genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, and pharmaceutical and biomedical research and techniques), but excluding scientific studies associated with radioactive materials or toxic chemicals that are not of biological origin or synthetic analogues of toxins.
What this means is that human beings will be data mined for their most personal possession, their DNA and genomic properties, and the government will offer no protection. It will actually be encouraged and seen as a green light for biomedical practitioners worldwide. It is the goal of the technocratic proprietors of Agenda 2030 to catalogue, map out, and monitor every living thing on earth.
This was spelled out in the early 2000s by the late researcher Rosa Koire and put into book form in 2011 with “Behind the Green Mask: U.N. Agenda 21.” Koire was a Democrat, but she understood that the takedown of America and indeed every nation of the formerly free world, would not be accomplished by the left or the right but by supranational globalists with an allegiance to no nation. In fact, these globalists detest the nation-state model that has dominated the world for thousands of years. Their goal is a “global governance” and they say it out loud in their own documents.
‘My Son Hunter’ True Fact: Hunter Biden Secured $1.5 Billion from CCP Following China Trip with VP Joe Biden
EMMA-JO MORRIS (Sept.14) Breitbart News
My Son Hunter, the new movie from Breitbart News, is a fact-based dramatization of the life of debauchery and corruption lived by the first son Hunter Biden. Although the movie takes certain artistic liberties, many scenes portray true accounts of the Biden scion’s life.
True Fact: Hunter Biden inked a $1.5 billion deal with a subsidiary of the Bank of China, just 12 days after he visited China with his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden.
Hawaiian Democrat Senator issues “call for arms” while debating abortionPAUL BOIS (Sept. 14) Breitbart News
Democrat extremism in the wake of President Joe Biden’s “Dark MAGA” speech heated up some more on Wednesday when Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) issued a “call to arms” on the Senate floor while debating a national abortion ban.
“When I hear my colleagues talking about how, you know, ‘it should be state rights’ or ‘government should not be telling us what to do,’ the word ‘hypocrites,’ it doesn’t even go far enough to call them out on what they’re doing,” said Hirono.
“This is an outright attack on women in this country,” she continued. “That is how I see it. That is how more and more women and those who support our right to make decisions about our own bodies, that is how we see it. Why? Because that’s what’s happening.”
Hirono concluded her speech by saying the proposed abortion ban after 15 weeks is “literally a call to arms in our country.” Hirono’s rhetoric follows statements from Democrat Ohio Senate candidate Tim Ryan, who said his party needs to “kill and confront” an “extremist” Republican movement.
“Look, Democrats aren’t right on everything, and I’m willing to sit down and have conversations about how we can move out of this age of stupidity and into an age of reconciliation and reform. How do we fix all of these broken systems,” he said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “Some of those answers will come from Republicans, not the extremists that we are dealing with every single day. We’ve got to kill and confront that movement, but working with normal mainstream Republicans, that’s going to be really, really important,” he added.
Both statements followed President Joe Biden’s infamous “Dark MAGA” speech in which he portrayed MAGA Republicans as violent right-wingers who disrespect the constitution and seek to strip Americans of their most basic rights.
“MAGA Republicans do not respect the constitution,” Biden said. “They do not believe in the rule of law, they do not believe in the rule of law, they do not recognize the will of the people.”
“MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards,” he added. “Backwards to an America where there is no right to choose. No right to privacy. No right to contraception. No right to marry who you love. They promote authoritarian leaders and they fan the flames of political violence.”
A Harvard CAPS-Harris poll found that a majority of Americans believe Biden’s speech only divided the country and did little to help unite the nation.
The Great Boatlift during 9-11 was America’s greatest marine evacuation
By Margaret Flavin (Sept. 11) The Gateway Pundit
Twenty-one years ago, America was attacked by Islamic terrorists and 2,997 innocent Americans were lost. In all of the horror of that day, there were powerful moments that brought us together. The beautiful story of the Great Boatlift is one of many examples of how everyday Americans became extraordinary.
All modes of transportation out of Manhattan were cut off that day. Then came the boats. A call was sent out to any and all vessels in the area to come to New York Harbor and Battery Park to help with the rescue. More that 150 commercial vessels and private boats heeded that call to save their fellow Americans. The Great Boatlift of 9/11, over a nine-hour period, brought 500,000 people trapped that day in Manhattan to safety.
For the first few hours after the unthinkable had decimated their city, the efforts from the water were spearheaded by New Yorkers simply reacting to what needed to be done. With that, the 9/11 boatlift began.
“All available boats, this is the United States Coast Guard….” Those were the words the U.S. Coast Guard used in their initial radio message asking for assistance as they took control of organizing evacuation efforts.
That call was sent out to all ships in the vicinity, requesting them to converge on the New York Harbor and Battery Park to begin transporting as many people as they could to safety. As more than 800 mariners scrambled to help, desperation had seized some of those waiting on the shore. People began jumping into the water in panicked attempts to swim to approaching boats. Remarkably, not a single drowning was reported.
Under the watchful gaze of the Statue of Liberty, over 150 ferries, tugs, Coast Guard ships and privately owned recreational boats worked together to shuttle half a million people to Staten Island, Ellis Island and New Jersey. Speaking to CNN in August of 2017, NYPD officer Tyrone Powell had this to say about the extent of the harbor front rescue efforts put forth by himself and hundreds of others.
It’s also more than the number of Allied troops evacuated during Operation Dynamo in the early days of World War Two. Often referred to as the Miracle of Dunkirk, this wartime operation saw civilian and navy vessels being called into action to help rescue soldiers trapped along the beaches of the French city of Dunkirk as German forces moved to surround them. That impressive operation saved the lives of over 330,000 men, but unlike the boatlift on September 11, it took nine days.
“With the New York Harbor challenges of 9/11 itself where we took 500,000 people off the south end of Manhattan to safety and that was just the Coast Guard and the whole maritime community of the Port of New York and New Jersey, standing up and recognizing what needed to be done,” explained U.S. Coast Guard Admiral James Loy, Commandant at the time of the 9/11 attacks during an interview with Coast Guard Compass.
“We grabbed the Staten Island Ferry, the tour boat that goes around the Statue of Liberty and anything else that floated. And at the same time, we had rallied the wherewithal to take a half a million people, scared and frightened to death, through the Battery and off the southern tip of Manhattan.”
Double Rainbow over Buckingham Palace Attributed to Queen and Her Husband
JACK MONTGOMERY (Sept. 8) Breitbart News
A double rainbow which appeared in the sky over Buckingham Palace on the day Queen Elizabeth II passed away has been attributed to the late monarch and her husband, Prince Philip. The Queen, who has passed away aged 96, bid a final farewell to Prince Philip, her husband of over seven decades, just last year.
Some standing in the drizzling rain outside Buckingham Palace, the British monarchy’s best-known royal residence in modern times, have interpreted a double rainbow in the skies overhead to the late couple, who together were the longest-serving monarch and the longest serving consort to a monarch in British history.
(Michael Hernandez, co-founder of the Citizens Journal—Ventura County’s online news service is a former Southern California daily newspaper journalist and religion and news editor. Mr. Hernandez can be contacted at [email protected] and is editor of “America: The End and Our Hope”.)
The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal Florida. Note: we classified this article as opinion, even though it is mostly news.