Biden Bashes America
The first week of June is a time when we remember a big event that defines America. It's an event that we want every child to understand and appreciate. It's the sort of thing that should inform how they view America.
You probably think I'm referring to D-Day when thousands of Americans died on the beaches of Normandy, fighting to libertate Europe. And you're right.
In fact, we felt it was so important that we issued a special report on Sunday honoring the heroes of D-Day, and urging readers to remind their children and grandchildren about the significance of the day. But that's not what the president felt was important to remember this weekend.
On Saturday, the Biden White House issued a statement marking the 40th anniversary of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but there was no statement at all from the White House remembering the 77th anniversary of D-Day.
On Sunday, Biden tweeted about the Tulsa Race Massacre because to the left that's what every child should think about when they think about America.
In the left's fevered mind, one riot in one city one hundred years ago overwhelms what America did to defeat the greatest evil the world has ever seen.
When I was under secretary of education, I often said that history is written by the victors. If the left succeeds in the complete take over of our institutions, our children will only know about an America that is defined by its sins, and they will know nothing about its triumphs for freedom around the world and racial equality here at home.
My friends, we are fighting many important battles. But this battle -- the battle for the heart and soul of America -- is one of the most important and most urgent.
Teachers Embrace Hate
Last month, the San Francisco teachers' union publicly endorsed the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. The resolution approved by the teachers' union declared their support for the Palestinian people, accused Israel of being an apartheid regime and committing war crimes, and called on the Biden Administration to cut off aid to Israel.
The BDS movement is anti-Semitic. Period. Full stop. There's no question about that, as its founders have repeatedly made clear.
Unfortunately, San Francisco isn't alone. The Los Angeles teachers' union has scheduled a September vote on a similar resolution.
Los Angeles has the second largest Jewish population in the United States. Jewish parents in California are saying publicly that they fear for their children given the rise in anti-Semitic attacks and now these public endorsements of anti-Semitism by so-called "educators," who are utterly ignorant about the most democratic nation in the Middle East.
In a recent interview, the leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations warned, as I have, that anti-Semitism is growing on the political left. They were especially critical of the connection with "progressive intersectionality," which demands that all left-wing movements toe the same line on all issues.
The progressive left increasingly views the world's only Jewish state not as a bastion of freedom and tolerance, but as a "white settler colonial nation" that is "oppressing people of color."
"We have seen how Black Lives Matter and others have been turned through intersectionality into anti-Israel movements, which have strong anti-Semitic components," said William Daroff.
The ancient evil of anti-Semitism is a sign of serious sickness in any society, no matter where it emerges. As an evangelical Christian, I will always stand proudly with our Jewish brothers and sisters, and I will always stand proudly with the state of Israel.
Twitter, Trump & Human Rights
Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria tweeted something that Twitter found objectionable, so they deleted Buhari's tweet. President Buhari then announced that Twitter was banned in Nigeria.
Needless to say, Twitter found Nigeria's ban objectionable and issued the following statement:
"We are deeply concerned by the blocking of Twitter in Nigeria. Access to the free and #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society. We will work to restore access for all those in Nigeria who rely on Twitter to communicate and connect with the world."
Donald Trump, who has been permanently banned from Twitter, should call Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and demand that his human rights be immediately restored.
Facebook, Fauci & Freedom
As the evidence grows that COVID-19 originated in the Wuhan lab (here, here, here and here), we desperately need a reckoning over the role the political left, Big Media and Big Tech played in shutting down any discussion of the truth of communist China's responsibility.
All these entities have interests in communist China. And it was essential for them that the virus be thought of as "the Trump virus," not the "China virus" or the "Wuhan virus."
We now know that very early in the pandemic, Dr. Fauci was colluding with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to shutdown "conspiracy theories," including the lab leak theory. So, when the left was shutting down our schools and businesses, they were also shutting down any serious discussion of how we got into this mess.
While Twitter insists that a free and open Internet is an essential human right, columnist Michael Barone correctly observed that "Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook has become the most effective suppressor of freedom of speech in American history."
Freedom is a two-way street. But having a right to one side's propaganda is not freedom. Censoring social media is not allowing us the freedom to think, it's telling us what to think. That's totalitarianism.
Trump On The Stump
Former President Trump thinks big and outside the box. During an address this weekend to the North Carolina Republican Party, Trump declared that communist China owed the world reparations of $10 trillion for the death and destruction caused by COVID-19. He's absolutely right.
Whether this was a natural occurrence or something manipulated at the Wuhan lab that either accidentally leaked out or was intentionally unleashed, communist China's deceitful actions in the early days of the pandemic are responsible for millions of deaths and trillions of dollars in economic damage.
Every American institution -- from our woke corporations to our universities, from our think tanks to professional sports teams -- should reevaluate its relationship with communist China. And by that I mean they should be cutting those relationships.
I am sick and tired of the fake argument that our involvement will bring change to China. It's not happening!
The only change taking place is that powerful interests in the United States are being corrupted and silenced by communist China's growing influence.