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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. — In June, America’s mass media propaganda machine endangered the public by spreading insidious “disinformation” — while purporting to debunk “disinformation.”

The New York Times, NBC News, CNN and the Associated Press converged nine weeks ago to persuade readers and viewers that neither antifa rioters nor Black Lives Matter militants were fanning out from major urban areas into flyover country. Law enforcement bulletins and citizen alerts about the metastasis of violent demonstrations all amount to “misinformation,” “bad information,” “false information,” “unfounded rumors” and “conspiratorial content,” the Gray Lady scoffed.

NBC News and CNN exploited a single fake antifa Twitter account to dismiss nationwide concerns of domestic terrorism as “viral misinformation.”

The AP blasted “baseless theories” about encroaching violence and castigated “conservative news outlets and pro-Trump social media accounts” for reporting on them.

In short: Don’t worry. Be happy. Blame Righty.

The “progressive” Anti-Defamation League — headed by Jonathan Greenblatt, a Clinton/Obama official and former George Soros-funded operative — amplified the fraudulent media campaign. “There has been no evidence of antifa or Black Lives Matter organizing or carrying out attacks on suburban or white communities,” the ADL declared, and the “large-scale protests following the murder of George Floyd” were “overwhelmingly peaceful.”

Fact check: ADL = All Damned Lies. AP = Anarchist Propaganda. CNN = Chaos-Nurturing Network.

Since this agitprop campaign two months ago, armed extremists allied with antifa and BLM have indeed staged escalating incursions into the heartland. Yes, the mob is on the move. Yes, the mob is targeting “suburban neighborhoods and white communities.” Yes, the mob could turn up at your home at any time.

And no, in the age of American anarchotyranny, you cannot rely on the police, nor elected officials (Democratic or Republican), nor even mainstream Second Amendment organizations in Washington, D.C., like the National Rifle Association to stand with you in your time of need.

Just two weeks after the Denver police purposely stood down and watched my friends and I come under attack by BLM and antifa at a “Back the Blue” rally, Colorado Springs police sat by and did nothing on Monday night as a residential neighborhood was shut down by cop-hating provocateurs. Toting AR-15s, carrying walkie-talkies and openly defying state laws prohibiting targeted picketing, the mob marched unobstructed into the streets of Pulpit Rock to the private home of a Colorado Springs Police Department officer. He had been cleared by a grand jury a year ago in a police-involved fatal shooting of an armed robbery suspect.

Local news outlets filmed black-clad BLM menaces in camo and combat boots ignoring cops’ orders to stop blocking motorists. Militants cursed, threatened and waved their weapons at law-abiding citizens, one of whom called 911 for help once the mob let him through.

No officer came to assist. Instead, CSPD officials posted on Twitter that they were “reminding” the mob “to not block the streets” and were issuing two “shelter in place” orders advising residents to “stay indoors; please lock and stay away from windows and doors.”

“Protect and serve” has been replaced with “Tweet and retreat.” Run and hide. Kneel and grovel. If it’s coming to my once-solidly conservative community, it’s coming to your town, too.

Former City Councilman Sean Paige condemned the fecklessness: “We have a ‘law and order’ Mayor In Colorado Springs, right? So why is John Suthers letting thugs get away with this kind of dangerous/threatening nonsense in residential areas?”

Twitter user Sandi K. responded to the CSPD police posts: “Announcements? Reminders? How about arrests? Pathetic response by law enforcement. Unbelievable!”

Another enraged citizen asked CSPD: “(H)ow are the masked protestors who are in full tactical gear and standing down vehicles with their hands on the stocks of their rifles not menacing?”

I asked Lt. James Sokolik, CSPD public information officer, why no one was arrested. “We monitored” the protest “extensively,” he told me, and made an “ultimate decision not to intervene” because “it took care of itself.” That passive language echoes the Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen’s diffident downplaying of the riot at the “Back the Blue” rally as having “devolved” on its own, with no one and no entity actually accountable. “But I don’t want to give the impression that this was some sort of blase thing,” Sokolik warbled.

Oh, no. Who would ever get that impression? After all, the situation was being monitored.

Colorado Springs native and Benghazi Marine hero John “Tig” Tiegen, who works with the nonprofit Faith Education Commerce United, rejects such abject passivity in the face of extreme aggression. “You shouldn’t have to hide in your own house and be held against your will for fear of bodily harm or death,” he told me. He issued a call to action when he heard of the mob hijacking of Pulpit Rock. A large group of his friends joined him to defend and protect the homeowners from direct assault: “We were definitely a force and the neighbors were glad we were there.”

“It’s time to stop living in utopia instead of reality,” Tiegen counsels. Amen. Reject the lies. Ignore the smears. Lock, load and lean on each other. Domestic tranquility, like anarchotyranny, doesn’t just happen on its own.

Michelle Malkin’s email address is [email protected] To find out more about Michelle Malkin and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.

 
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Michael Scott “Mike” Adams was a brilliant professor of criminology at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. He was an unapologetic conservative who wrote prolifically and fought valiantly against the forces of political correctness and pure evil. He advocated with unbridled passion on behalf of the unborn. He trained his sharp tongue and prolific pen on radical feminists, campus liberals, racial demagogues, domestic terrorists and tyrants for more than two decades.

Adams taught and led by example.

In his books, columns and speeches across the country, he spoke truths — and he embraced The Truth. He died tragically and unexpectedly last weekend. The conservative movement and America the beautiful are worse off without his bright and unrelenting light.

News stories revealed that the 55-year-old academic and author was found dead of a reported gunshot wound on July 23 in his home in North Carolina. A worried neighbor had called police after receiving no responses from him for several days, during which he reportedly had been “stressed” and acting in an “erratic” manner. The best way I can honor him is to commemorate how he lived, not how he died.

Adams was a convert to Christianity who was a “doer of the word,” as James 1:22 counsels us to be, and not just a “hearer.” As a family obituary put it, “(A)fter seeing the mistreatment of prisoners while doing criminology research in a South American prison, Mike realized that there must be an objective standard of good by which we could make sense of evil and injustice. This helped lead him to Christianity, which dramatically changed his outlook.” For 12 years, he mentored an estimated 15,000 students at Summit Ministries in Manitou Springs, Colorado.

In those summer seminars (and elsewhere at universities nationwide as well as on TV), the smiling and boyishly handsome professor taught students about the First Amendment and “fought fiercely to preserve the right to free speech for every American,” Summit leaders wrote last week. “He was a soldier and a friend who was bold, committed to truth, and deeply invested in his students’ success. Because of his stand for human life, untold numbers of babies have been saved. Because of his stand for free speech, many freedoms that were being lost have been strengthened.”

Mike was forced to defend his own free speech rights in court and prevailed in a landmark discrimination case against his university, which was supposed to be a bastion of tolerance and free thought. His government-funded employer denied him promotions, despite rave reviews from students, as he became more emboldened and outspoken about his social conservative views. University officials admonished him to be less “caustic” in his expression and more “cerebral.”

Translation: Stop being so relatably articulate and never, ever joke about liberal sacred cows!

His government employers argued that his columns on academic freedom, civil rights, campus culture, sex, feminism, abortion, homosexuality, religion and morality should not be protected by the First Amendment. A jury disagreed and Mike ultimately prevailed on appeal to the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court with legal representation from the Alliance Defending Freedom. The school was set to cough up a half-million-dollar settlement just before his death. The case had dragged on for seven years and certainly took an emotional and psychological toll as he battled viewpoint discrimination and retaliation.

It’s not easy to be smeared, harassed, threatened and lied about daily by colleagues, students, administrators, neighbors and the media — all while maintaining a public “happy warrior” stance.

Yet, Mike soldiered on.

He was a compatriot and friend, whom I was honored to share the stage with many times over the years. We were not especially close but were kindred spirits who always greeted each other with warm smiles and hugs when our travels brought us together. Like me, he found respite in music. (He played guitar; I play piano.) His friend Lisa De Pasquale told me: “In our late-night chats, we were more likely to be talking about Rush the band than Rush Limbaugh. I will miss hearing him play guitar into the phone as he sat on his porch in the evenings.”

Mike and I were also both enthusiastic climbers of the Manitou Incline, an extreme 2,800-stair trail that gains 2,000 feet of elevation over less than a mile on abandoned railroad tracks in the shadow of Pikes Peak. He likened physical training for the Incline to digging out of spiritual decline. In both cases, he reflected, “I had to step out of my comfort zone.”

I deeply regret that we will not be able to climb the Incline together, but when I’m at the top, he will forever be in my thoughts and prayers. Two of his favorite verses that he recommended to students will also stay with me — James 4:17, which states, “Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin,” and Hebrews 13:5, which reminds us that God “will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Of the latter, Professor Adams urged students: “Remember when you read that verse that, quite literally, nothing else in life matters.” Amen and rest in peace, dear warrior.

Michelle Malkin’s email address is [email protected] To find out more about Michelle Malkin and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.

 
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One nation under anarcho-tyranny

The America you grew up in is not the America we live in now.

One nation under God? Ha.

Land of the free? Ha.

Domestic tranquility? Ha.

Equal protection under the law? Ha.

The right to bear arms? Ha.

Freedom of speech? Association? Peaceable assembly? Ha. Ha. Ha.

It’s not “socialism” or “communism” under which we suffer. Our dangerously chaotic, selectively oppressive predicament is more accurately described as “anarcho-tyranny.” The late conservative columnist Sam Francis first coined the term in 1992 to diagnose a condition of “both anarchy (the failure of the state to enforce the laws) and, at the same time, tyranny—the enforcement of laws by the state for oppressive purposes.”

The “criminalization of the law-abiding and innocent,” Francis expounded, is achieved in such a state through:

• “exorbitant taxation, bureaucratic regulation;
• the invasion of privacy, and the engineering of social institutions, such as the family and local schools;
• the imposition of thought control through ‘sensitivity training’ and multiculturalist curricula;
• ‘hate crime’ laws;
• gun-control laws that punish or disarm otherwise law-abiding citizens but have no impact on violent criminals who get guns illegally;
• and a vast labyrinth of other measures.”

The toxic combination of Pandemic Panic and George Floyd Derangement Syndrome has thoroughly destroyed the home of the brave. It is a paradise for the depraved and dictatorial.

Anarcho-tyranny is how hoodlums can toss statues into rivers with impunity, while citizens disgusted by Black Lives Matter street grafitti are charged with “hate crimes” – as David Nelson and Nicole Anderson in Martinez, Calif., were by a George Soros-funded district attorney two weeks ago.

Anarcho-tyranny is how rioters can shut down highways and byways on a whim without fear of arrest, while commuters trying to escape the window-smashing barbarians obstructing traffic are charged with “assault”—as poor Jennifer Watson of Denver, Colo., was this week.

Anarcho-tyranny is how hordes of gay pride activists marching shoulder to shoulder can defy social distancing guidelines with gushing approbation from radical left-wing medical “experts,” while anti-lockdown and anti-mask mandate protesters are deemed public health menaces who now face snitch hotlines, fines, house arrest, or jail time.

Anarcho-tyranny is how 1,000 black militia members can take over the streets in Georgia and point their guns at motorists as they demand reparations, while white citizen militia members in Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico have been smeared publicly as racists and face injunctions for peacefully defending their neighborhoods.

Where do the police stand in this regime? It pains me to say it, but those of us who have backed the blue so loyally and vocally can no longer do so under the assumption that the blue will back us.

It’s rank and file cops who are issuing citations to citizens who want to breathe freely.

It’s rank and file cops who are standing by while our monuments and courthouses and landmarks are burned and obliterated.

It was rank and file cops in Denver who watched as my patriotic friends and I tried to hold a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day this past Sunday were besieged by Black Lives Matter and Antifa thugs who had declared that their sole intent in invading our permitted celebration was to “shut us down.” I livestreamed the chaos as pro-police attendees were beaten, including the organizer Ron MacLachlan, who was bloodied in the face and head just a few feet from me by black-masked animals. One Antifa actor wielded her collapsible baton just inches from me.

The cop-haters had obstructed traffic on their five-minute march from their unpermitted event at the State Capitol to our permitted space.

No cops intervened.

Unprovoked, the cop-haters blared airhorns, sprayed our faces (mine included), burned an American flag, punched, shoved, menaced, and took over our stage.

No cops intervened.

The Denver police chief, Black Lives Matter champion Paul Pazen, has repeatedly and publicly blamed us – the law-abiding – for not having enough private security in place, even as he admitted that 76 officers have been injured by the “peaceful” agitators who have turned our capitol into a heathen hellhole (and perpetrated more than $1 million in property damage so far).

If we had brandished or used our weapons in self-defense, we’d be facing felony assault charges—as armed citizen Steven Baca is in Albuquerque, N.M., at the hands of a Soros-subsidized district attorney.

If any of our men had tried to peel the female Antifa thugs off of MAGA ladies who were assaulted, they’d be charged with battery, too—just like Baca.
On Tuesday morning, a Denver police union official called me to apologize for the department’s failure to protect those of us who tried to speak on their behalf. The “backlash” for defending our constitutional rights was too high a price to pay, he told me. Sorry.

[UPDATE: On Wednesday morning, the Denver police union president APOLOGIZED and confirmed that a “retreat order” was in place, effectively abandoning the duty to protect and serve the peaceful, pro-police rally attendees.]

So the message is loud and clear. When push comes to bloody shove in End Stage America, under the rule of the anarcho-tyrants, we, the law-abiding, are the enemy. Those in uniform sworn to protect and serve will turn their backs on us because their bosses don’t answer to the public. They protect and serve the mob.

 
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Jared Polis, the Democratic governor of Colorado, thinks those of us who oppose scientifically dubious, constitutionally suspect and dangerously overbroad face mask mandates are “selfish bastards.”

I think Polis is a pandering pandemic control freak endangering public health, safety, and sanity.

There. Now that the name-calling is out of the way, let’s talk facts.

Contracting COVID can be fatal or debilitating for the elderly, immune-compromised and physically challenged. But there is no catastrophic public health emergency justifying sweeping government orders and ordinances that would force healthy citizens to wear masks in an increasingly oppressive climate of manufactured fear — completely untethered from pragmatic realities and risk assessments.

According to the federal government’s own COVID-19 data, 120,675 deaths in America have been tied to the virus. Tracked weekly by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, fatalities peaked on April 18, 2020, with 16,897 succumbing to the disease. (Keep in mind that many medical whistleblowers have reported that these statistics are inflated by including “COVID”-related deaths uncorroborated by lab results and also by including patients who died with COVID infections, but not necessarily from the virus itself.) In the 12 weeks since April 18, as states have reopened and protests (or riots) of all kinds have brought tens of thousands of people in close contact, deaths have fallen precipitously.

For the week of July 11, 2020, guess how many deaths were attributed to the virus? 181.

The total number of deaths for school-age children between February-July 2020 are 9 (under 1 year of age); 7 (ages 1-4); 14 (age 5-14); and 149 (ages 15-24).

All deaths are tragic, of course. But we haven’t banned cars, bikes, swimming pools, aspirin, plastic bags or matches to prevent the tens of thousands of school-age deaths that occur each year due to unintentional accidents involving these items. We don’t mandate that all kids wear life vests at bath time because nearly 100 children drown in a tub yearly. We don’t mandate that all pet owners muzzle their dogs at all times because someone, somewhere, might be attacked upon exposure to Fido.

In a CNN interview this week, infection disease bureaucrat Dr. Anthony Fauci asserted that “I think you can trust me” and other “experts” as nationwide mask mania escalates.

Does he think we all have amnesia? This is the same joker who just four months ago told CBS News, “There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask.” His fellow experts in the federal public health-industrial complex dismissed surgical masks as inadequate protection from small airborne particles and warned that they did not form adequate seals around the face.

And remember this?

“Seriously people- STOP BUYING MASKS! They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus…”

That was our surgeon general, Dr. Jerome Adams, in February.

Or how about this: “There’s not much we can do, so we’re all walking around feeling rather victimized by this virus. By using a mask, even if it doesn’t do a lot, it moves the locus of control to you, away from the virus.”

That was Dr. William Schaffner, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University, quoted in Time magazine in March.

Or how about this from the same article: “‘Even if experts are saying it’s really not going to make a difference, a little (part of) people’s brains is thinking, well, it’s not going to hurt. Maybe it’ll cut my risk just a little bit, so it’s worth it to wear a mask,’ she says. In that sense, wearing a mask is a ‘superstitious behavior’…”
That was Lynn Bufka, a clinical psychologist and senior director for practice, research and policy at the American Psychological Association.

Reviewing the scientific literature in her upcoming book, “The Case Against Masks” with Kent Heckenlively, former federal research scientist Dr. Judy Mikovits summarizes: “The more effective a mask is at blocking normal air flow, the greater the problem with decreased oxygen and increased carbon dioxide a person is likely to have. The less effective a mask is at blocking normal airflow, the less of a case can be made for using it. And we haven’t really dealt with what seems to be the main way that the virus spreads, through coughing and sneezing which spreads respiratory droplets.”

Watching young, healthy people jogging or hiking on isolated trails in mid-July around Colorado Springs in cloth and surgical masks drives me nuts. They’re not protecting anyone else and are likely making themselves sick. In what sane world is breathing through moist bacteria traps and cutting yourself off from vitally needed oxygen a public health virtue? Vulnerable kids especially are being lied to by panic-mongers and exploited as human shields. Meanwhile, a recent journal article in the New England Journal of Medicine acknowledges: “The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is… minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.”

The evidence does not support broad mask mandates. Yet, now we free-thinkers and free-breathers face jail time and witch hunts for dissenting. It’s all about politics, power, and control. “Selfish bastards” who promote superstitious costumery as science threaten us all.

Michelle Malkin’s email address is [email protected] To find out more about Michelle Malkin and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.

 
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If you support the Second Amendment, oppose mob anarchy and reject the monumental madness gripping America, then you stand with Steven Baca.

If you have been outraged by the persecution and prosecution of brave patriots across the country defending their homes, their families, our downtowns, our national heritage and history—like the armed St. Louis couple, or the armed pregnant Michigan mom, or the armed citizens in the Fishtown suburb of Philadelphia, Boise, Idaho, and Provo, Utah, facing down the saboteurs of civil order, then you stand with Steven Baca.

On June 15, Steven and several other friends and neighbors gathered peacefully at Tiguex Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to protect a statue of Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate targeted by agitators identified as Black Lives Matter protesters. What does Onate have to do with St. George Floyd or any of the other clients of race hustler Benjamin Crump? Nothing. The coordinated violence and chaos unleashed by a toxic convergence of BLM, antifa, jobless college students and garden-variety cop-haters have nothing to do with black lives. Or with “justice.” Or police brutality. Or equality.

It’s all about making money, securing power and reimagining this nation by eradicating every vestige of the settlers, pioneers, colonizers and founders who made America America.

Esther Rivera, a 14th-generation mixed Hispanic and Native American grandmother from Albuquerque, showed up to guard the memorial. “I wasn’t there to protest,” she told me: “I was there to pray for peace and the preservation of these statues and preservation of historical art… If we start pulling these down and renaming buildings and burning books, that’s fascism.”

During the melee at Tiguex Park, as agitators wielded pickaxes and strapped chains to the Onate statue, several belligerent women verbally assaulted Rivera. Some screamed falsely that she was a cop, stirring anger among the cop-hating BLM mobsters. In several videos of the toppling of the Onate statue, at least two of the thuggish protesters can be seen laying hands on Rivera. She told me one woman tried to steal her phone. As she was pushed to the ground, Baca tried to rescue her. A swarm of women blocked Baca and multiple videos show him trying to peel the women off of him and Rivera. He was a defender, not an aggressor.

Then the scene turned uglier. As the savages ripped the statue from its pedestal, unidentified assailants screamed falsely that Baca was a cop. “I’m gonna f—ing kill you,” another yelled. Baca can be seen retreating from the crowd, separated from Rivera. He ran into the street, where several rioters beat him in the head and body with a large longboard and other unidentified objects. At least one video appears to show an assailant wielding a switchblade or knife.

That is when Baca drew his weapon and fired several shots at his attackers. Initially charged with felony aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, Baca was held in jail for a week before the Bernalillo County district attorney Raul Torrez dropped that charge.

Baca’s justified self-defense is plain as day to anyone who watches the videos.

Here’s the thing: This story is far from over. Baca still faces potential reintroduction of the felony weapons charge, as well as aggravated battery charges involving three women—none of whom have come forward, none of whom the D.A. has located and all of whom can be seen on camera laying hands on Baca and Rivera first.

Here’s another thing you need to know: Torrez is not just any run-of-the-mill D.A. He’s one of dozens of George Soros-subsidized subversives who could put “social justice” above equal justice. A Soros front group called the “New Mexico Safety & Justice” PAC—pro-criminal, pro-rioter, anti-cop, anti-Second Amendment—dumped more than $107,000 into Torrez’s campaign in 2016.

Tim Keller, the Albuquerque mayor who has spent the past eight weeks pandering to BLM, defamed Baca as the agitator. The head of the police union, however, condemned city leaders for creating an “operations plan” that tied the hands of cops, who were “spat upon” and had rocks thrown at them as they tried to secure the riot and crime scene.

I had the privilege of meeting Steven this Independence Day weekend. He is a gentle soul, overwhelmed by his predicament but grateful for the outpouring of grassroots support. “We now have to wait for the district attorney to complete the investigation. We do not know how long this will take,” he told me. “I stand ready to have my conduct and the conduct of others at the protest fully and thoroughly reviewed.”

If you stand with Steven Baca, I have created a crowdfunding campaign that you can donate to at: https://fundly.com/stand-with-steven-baca .

This isn’t just one statue and one armed American’s freedom at stake. If you believe in the sacred right of self-defense and the sovereignty of our nation, then we are all Steven Baca now.

 
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Kansas hasn’t voted for a Democrat in presidential elections since 1964. From 1995 to 2002 and from 2011 to 2017, Republicans in Topeka held the iron trifecta of the governor’s mansion, the state House and the state Senate. In 2016, Donald Trump walloped Hillary Clinton in this quintessential red state by a 57-36 margin.

So why is it that, in 2020, a mainstream conservative Christian college student under fire by a violence-inciting campus mob can’t find a single prominent Republican in the Sunflower State to uphold and defend his free speech rights?

Jaden McNeil is a 21-year-old Kansas State University undergrad, former Turning Point USA chapter leader, and founder of America First Students. Since quitting TPUSA last year over its shocking embrace of drag queens, open borders and a “culture of censorship,” McNeil has been attacked by left-wing journalists and tarred through guilt by association. Local reporters such as Judy Thomas at the Kansas City Star have regurgitated baseless lies that McNeil (who I’ve known since last year and consider a friend and rising conservative star) is connected to “white nationalism” for advocating traditional social conservatism and an end to mass migration.

McNeil also refuses to bend his knee to Black Lives Matter, unlike so many swamp conservatives folding like cheap origami these days. On June 25, the young KSU student tweeted an edgy joke about BLM hero George Floyd:

“Congratulations to George Floyd on being drug free for an entire month!”

The snarky line is a variation on a common internet commemoration of the deaths of drug-addicted celebrities. You may think it’s bad humor or brilliant humor but newsflash: It’s humor. No matter. In end-stage America, where we are now governed by the wokest of the insane and indignant, there is no bigger human rights violation than a George Floyd joke.

A manufactured outrage backlash by KSU College Democrats, athletes and bloodthirsty Black Lives Matter extremists ensued.

K-State freshman quarterback Jaren Lewis fulminated:

“We are demanding that Kansas State University put a policy in place that allows a student to be dismissed for displaying openly racist, threatening or disrespectful action toward a student or groups of students. We have resolved that we cannot play, practice, or meet until these demands are heard and actions taken.” K-State Democrats will hold a march this weekend calling for McNeil’s head.

In response, KSU president Richard Myers proclaimed that “Black Lives Matter” and immediately pledged “to fast-track action plans to combat racism and bigotry and other forms of social injustice.” KSU vice president for student life Thomas Lane attacked McNeil for lacking “basic decency.” The school has launched an “immediate review” of its “options.”

The adults in charge poured virtue-signaling fuel on a riotous fire, resulting in an avalanche of violent death threats and doxxing of McNeil’s family:

“KICK JADEN MCNEIL OUT OR WE WILL HANDLE HIM OURSELVES. This is not a threat, it’s a promise!!” a Twitter user exclaimed. “I swear to God you better never show your face in public in the state of Kansas. F–kin dead man.”

Another user named Billy threatened: “I don’t know who you are but I hope your (gets) face stomped in. If no one has, I’ll do it.”

An Instagram user messaged McNeil: “White cracker n—a ur gonna die.”

“People are more upset about this tweet than they are about George Floyd robbing a pregnant woman at gunpoint,” McNeil bluntly noted. Twitter, the supposedly neutral platform, forced McNeil to delete both his original joke and his observation about the selective outrage because the company claimed, the tweets were “glorifying violence.”

 
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On Sunday, as “news” of a “noose” hung in NASCAR D-lister Bubba Wallace’s garage spread across social media, I tweeted a long thread recounting all of the fake noose stories I’ve curated over the years, including the phony Oakland swinging weapons of white supremacy that turned out just last week to be…exercise bands. I cautioned, “If you don’t smell bullsh*t, you’re not paying attention.”

I don’t hate to say “I told you so.” I rather enjoy saying it, actually. Here’s my new syndicated column filed as Bubba Smollett hoisted himself with his own petard.

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Hoaxed by #FakeNoose again

You are being lied to, America. Again and again and again. Hysterical journalists are in on The Big Hoax. Simpering politicians in both parties are in on The Big Hoax. Celebrity opportunists are in on The Big Hoax.

Stop letting them get away with it. Stop bowing and scraping every time they attempt a new smear – or recycle an old one. Stop panicking. Stop caring so much about what names they call you, what racial privilege they accuse you of, and what societal guilt they try to impose on you.

Newsflash: This is 2020, not 1920. We live in a “diversity”-obsessed country where every major corporation from Amazon, AT&T, and Ben & Jerry’s to Lexus, Nike Pepsi, and Ticketmaster, to Wendy’s, Yelp, and Zoom to bends to Black Lives Matter. MAGA hats and “okay” hand gestures are hate symbols. Every videotaped squabble in grocery stores, parks, and streets between non-white and white people is a national human-rights catastrophe. Baseball is no longer the national pastime. Self-flagellation is.

It needs to be repeated because The Big Hoax still won’t die: Cops are not lurking on every corner waiting to strangle and murder minorities. Arsonists are not hiding in every bush plotting to burn down black churches. Racist kidnappers are not conspiring in every neighborhood to snatch black children from their beds. Hooded phantoms are not running around every downtown with ropes planning to string anyone from lampposts and trees.

Last week, I debunked the white supremacist lynching hoax. After my column was published, the family of one of the alleged black “victims,” Malcolm Harsch, admitted he had indeed sadly died of suicide after being shown surveillance video of him committing the act. But no sooner had that social media manufactured epidemic du jour died down than a new white-on-black horror emerged: The Return of the Swinging Nooses.

In Oakland, unhinged Mayor Libby Schaaf claimed that five “nooses” had been discovered wrapped around tree limbs in a city park. A “hate crimes” investigation was immediately launched. It didn’t matter that a black Oakland resident, Victor Sengbe, immediately came forward to explain that the ropes were part of a larger swing system not to kill black people, but to promote exercise.

“Out of the dozen and hundreds and thousands of people that walked by, no one has thought that it looked anywhere close to a noose. Folks have used it for exercise. It was really a fun addition to the park that we tried to create,” Sengbe told KGO News. “It’s unfortunate that a genuine gesture of just wanting to have a good time got misinterpreted into something so heinous,” he told the station.

Mayor Schaaf and the hysteria harridans didn’t just make a mistake, however. They willfully and purposefully spread The Big Hoax despite Sengbe’s explanation because “[i]ntentions don’t matter when it comes to terrorizing the public,” she said.

And that is how a reign of ridiculous error involving a black man placing exercise ropes and bands around trees transmogrifies into a reign of racial terror.

The Oakland #FakeNoose ruse fell apart seven days ago, but no sooner had that fiasco ended than the NASCAR hoax erupted on Sunday. Racecar driver-turned-Black Lives Matter mascot Bubba Wallace claimed a “noose” was discovered in his team garage. A literal virtue-signaling parade convened. Establishment conservatives such as Ben Shapiro, Scott Walker, and Nikki Haley joined anti-American liberals in condemning “despicable” racism and declared that they “stand with Bubba.” Wallace appeared on The View to say that anyone who questioned his self-serving narrative was a “simple-minded” bigot who “offends me.”

Turns out, thanks to citizen journalists’ sleuthing and observant pit crew workers, that the “noose” was a typical garage door pull rope present in the garage at least 8 months before Wallace moved into it last week.

Screenshots courtesy of The Conservative Treehouse (read more of their analysis here and here):

It took a massive 15 FBI agents to figure out the obvious. Not a single mainstream outlet bothered to recount, as I did on Twitter on Sunday night, the long history of #FakeNoose that I’ve exposed in my columns for the past 13 years–from the Baltimore firefighter in 2007 who faked a noose and death threat to distract from a cheating scandal to the University of Delaware agitators who whipped up a frenzy in 2015 over “nooses” that turned out to be metal “remnants of paper lanterns” hung as tree decorations to the Kansas State University grievance-mongers turned discarded nylon parachute cords used for knot-tying practice into terroristic “nooses” to the shoelaces mistaken for nooses at Michigan State University in 2017…and of course, Chicago’s finest race hustler (lots of stiff competition), Jussie Smollett.

I’ll say it again: When you’ve seen one social justice huckster, you’ve seen ’em all. Remember who calls out the horse manure when it matters. Remember who cringes and whinges. Stop buying into The Big Hoax. Have some self-respect, for heavens’ sake. America is falling apart over lies.

 
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If you type “#HoustonLynching” in Twitter’s search engine, hundreds and hundreds of tweets appear. Thousands more appear under the hashtags “#Lynchings” and “#Lynched.” Social media activists supporting the Black Lives Matter movement have spread a terrifying story: Evil racists are hanging black men from trees across the country.

In the wake of the George Floyd incident in Minnesota and three weeks of riots, America is in the grips of a purported epidemic of white supremacist violence that harkens back to the Jim Crow era with noose-wielding Klansman lurking on every corner.

Except that it’s all a big fat lie.

Actress Deborah Brooks exclaimed: “Their (sic) LYNCHING our Black men and no one is screaming like hell! So I will, the white racists are LYNCHING OUR BLACK MEN! California, Houston Chicago.”

Ray McClusky, whose Twitter bio sports #EndRacism and #VeteransResist identifiers, fumed: “There’s no way they are suicide or coincidence. I think they are all connected & are serial murders by lynching. White supremacists are terrorizing the black community.”

Self-described “foundational Black American” Tariq Nasheed raged that “cops are working with white supremacists” to cover up the “lynchings.”

Rebecca Smirnov demanded to know: “Why isn’t the press reporting on these lynchings … How many more must die before the press connects the deaths? Who is investigating the #Lynchings?”

A BLM activist who calls himself “SJPeace” posited: “It can’t be a coincidence. There is no reason to rule out that these were racial terror lynchings! BLACK LIVES MATTER!”

Just a few teeny, tiny problems.

The “black man” in the Houston suburb of Shady Acres who was allegedly a “lynching” victim was, in fact, a Hispanic adult male “whose family said he was suicidal,” according to local authorities.

Moreover, of the other four alleged lynching victims lumped together by social justice propagandists:

—Bronx native Dominique Alexander was found on June 9 in a Manhattan Park. His death was ruled a suicide. The family has declined to comment publicly except to disclose that they are grieving and loved Alexander.

Robert Fuller of Palmdale, California, had been the subject of a missing persons flyer describing him as having a “history of mental illness” before his body was discovered June 10 hanging from a tree.

Malcolm Harsch of Victorville, California, was found hung from a tree in his homeless encampment 10 days before Fuller on May 31. His death was initially reported to police by his girlfriend who lived with him in a tent. Law enforcement authorities did not recover any evidence from the scene suggesting foul play. Family members who have stirred conspiracy theories in the media live across the country in Ohio. Harsch reportedly had both a long-distance wife and the girlfriend.

TeTe Otis Gulley was a black, transgender homeless person who was found hanging from a tree in a park on May 27. He had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The suicide rate for transgenders, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is nearly 10 times the national average. More than 40% of transgender men and women in the U.S. have attempted to take their own life.

Fact: On average, one person dies by suicide every 11 minutes in the U.S.

Fact: In 2014, according to the American Association of Suicidology, “2,421 African Americans died by suicide in the U.S. … The overall suicide rate per 100,000 was 5.46.”

Fact: Hangings accounted for 26% of suicides in 2010, up from 19% at the start of the decade, according to a Johns Hopkins study published just last fall.

But let’s not let facts, or the utter lack of them, get in the way of expedient narratives to paint our country as irredeemably bigoted and unsafe for non-whites. Mainstream outlets from Voice of America to National Public Radio to The New York Times and CBS have all failed to tamp down the lynching hysteria. Prominent, Twitter-verified influencers are fueling this Mother of All Hate Crime Hoaxes, too.

Left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer baldly asserted: “Black people are literally still being lynched in this country.”

Liberal writer and “comedian” Tony Posnanski tossed his echo into the chamber: “Five African Americans were lynched this week.”

And Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy III lamented: “These horrifying deaths of Black men conjure up the worst racist sins of our nation’s past.”

Here’s the ultimate truth: Fear-mongering opportunists and anarchy vultures don’t care about the dead black men they are using to advance their America-smearing agenda. Instead of confronting the nation’s suicide, homelessness and pandemic crises, we have callous race hustlers connecting random dots of real tragedies and conjuring up invisible hangmen to stir more hatred and division.

Somehow, all these conspiracy theorists have escaped the increasingly authoritarian regime of Silicon Valley thought policing, “moderation” tools or algorithmic discrimination directed at any who dare criticizes BLM. On Tuesday, NBC News pressured Google to demonetize The Federalist and ZeroHedge websites because liberal activist reporters didn’t like the rival media outlets’ coverage of BLM violence. There’s only thing hanging from the end of the rope at the hands of an out-of-control lynch mob:

The credibility of American journalism is swinging in the wind. R.I.P.

Michelle Malkin’s email address is [email protected] To find out more about Michelle Malkin and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.

 
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Across our looted plain, statues are under siege. Smashed. Spray-painted. Shrouded. Expunged. In the name of social justice, we are witnessing the systematic eradication of history. Edifice vigilantes will not rest until all monuments of Western civilization fall.

It matters not whether the targets were guilty of the tired old charges of patriarchal oppression and institutional racism. It only matters that marble and granite tributes to dead white men be replaced with garish “Black Lives Matter” street murals and St. George Floyd altars.

Trillions of tax dollars have been spent on America’s War on Poverty. We’ve had four decades of affirmative action. A black president held the White House for eight years, with a black First Lady, black attorney general, black homeland security secretary, black transportation secretary, black education secretary, black U.N. ambassador, top black senior advisers, and more than 400 black presidential appointees. It’s never enough.

The current president has forked over criminal justice reform, expanded the “Opportunity Zones” money pit, increased funding for historically black colleges and universities and obsesses endlessly about the “black unemployment rate.” At the urging of his pandering son-in-law, Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump is now promising to deliver left-wing “police reforms” first—instead of protecting law enforcement officers and their families in the crosshairs of violent antifa and Black Lives Matter extremists.

But it’s still not enough. The monuments must fall.

Here are just a few examples of the indiscriminate ignorance fueling the “Topple the Racists” movement here and abroad:

—In the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, an elegant statue of the city’s founder was defaced last week with multiple “BLM” graffiti tags. General William Jackson Palmer was an extraordinary engineer, railroad builder and philanthropist who fought for the Union in the Civil War as a 25-year-old cavalryman. He won a Medal of Honor for his leadership during a key battle in 1865. After moving to the Rockies and earning enormous wealth, he quietly gave half of his fortune away — including substantial donations to historically black Hampton University in Virginia, which was founded to educate freed slaves.

—In Denver, last week, agitators vandalized a 1909 monument standing outside the Capitol building with swastikas and “FTP” (f—-k the police) slogans. The statue depicts a Union soldier and honors Coloradans who fought and died in the Civil War.

—In the U.K., an anti-Trump outfit disseminated a hit list of statues that must be torn down, including one of former Prime Minister Earl Grey, who presided over the outlawing of slavery. The history erasers have already forced the University of Liverpool to rename its Gladstone Hall to remove reference to the former prime minister and Liberal Party leader William Gladstone. His father was a slave owner, so the monument police have decided that nothing else Gladstone achieved or espoused in four terms in office matters because he did not adequately renounce, disavow and atone for the sins of his father.

So, should Confederate displays, colonial landmarks and slaveholders’ visages be deep-sixed to assuage the #CancelAmerica culture? How do we confront past history if we dismantle it? How does pretending away an entire generation of Americans and their progeny promote “healing”? And where will it end?

Virginia’s governor, Ralph “Blackface” Northram, announced plans to tear down the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond, despite the commonwealth’s legal guarantee in 1890 to hold the statue and pedestal “perpetually sacred to the monumental purpose” and to “faithfully guard it and affectionately protect it.” A circuit court issued a 10-day injunction against the landmark’s removal on Monday. But liberal lawyers are outraged that the law might actually, you know, matter.

“I am struggling to understand why the constitution doesn’t *compel* the statue’s removal,” ACLU lawyer Matt Segal fumed on Twitter, “let alone permit its presence.” Oh, and which country’s constitution might that be, Segal?

A Texas Ranger statue was yanked from Love Field in Dallas. Jacksonville, Florida, is purging all Confederate monuments. NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace has declared his intent “to get rid of all Confederate flags.” The National World War II monument was spray-painted with “Do Black Vets Count?” and the steps of the Lincoln Memorial were tagged with “Yall Not Tired Yet?”

Yes, I am tired. Tired of watching Americans apologize for their founders and fighters. Tired of thought police, speech police and memorial police imposing 21st-century standards on public and private figures from two and three centuries ago. Tired of collective groveling that will buy no goodwill. Tired of ingrates who will not stop at “reimagining” America until there is no America left.

In the past, when once-mighty civilizations fell, their statues — like Ozymandias — outlasted them. Now, the barbarians destroy the monuments before time can erode them. What a “colossal Wreck” are we.

Michelle Malkin’s email address is [email protected] To find out more about Michelle Malkin and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.

 
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I’ve been suspended for this tweet published on May 29, 2020:

Because I appealed, Twitter has completely locked me out of my account — the first time in the twelve years that I have been a user of the site.

Just minutes before the lockout, I had posted excerpts from my #MalkinLive broadcast last night urging Americans to stand on their feet and get up off their knees.

I guess I should have just posted a photo of looters and copied Idris Elba’s threat to “cut the throat” of the system” while warning that “if you ain’t with us/ then you better run.”

 
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