Thursday, July 16, 2020
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Bringing MS-13 To Justice
I am pleased to report that the Justice Department is seriously stepping up its efforts to crack down on the brutal gang MS-13. Indictments were issued earlier this week against more than 20 gang members in New York and Nevada.
In addition, the Justice Department is charging Melgar Diaz, considered a top MS-13 leader, with terrorism charges.
It is worth remembering that MS-13 became such a horrible plague to many communities because of the lax immigration policies of the Obama years.
We've been warning for quite some time that there is not only growing anti-Israel sentiment on the progressive left, but also rising anti-Semitism on the progressive left.
It riddled the Sanders campaign. Multiple examples of raw anti-Semitism were exposed among his staff. The House of Representatives has been forced to condemn the anti-Semitic remarks of one of its most high-profile progressive members.
We have also seen growing anti-Semitism in the Black Lives Mattermovement. When Ferguson erupted after the shooting of Michael Brown, it didn't take long before the crowd was chanting anti-police, anti-American and anti-Israel slogans. They tried to link the plight of minorities in America to the plight of Palestinians in Gaza.
It has also been disturbing to see an epidemic of anti-Semitism among prominent black entertainers.
For example, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson made headlines recently for posting quotes attributed to Adolf Hitler and rabid anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.
Former San Antonio Spurs star Stephen Jackson defended DeSean Jackson for "speaking the truth."
Rapper Ice Cube tweeted out a series of anti-Semitic images recently. Now he's attacking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for daring to condemn his blatant prejudice.
TV host Nick Cannon was fired by ViacomCBS after a recent interview with another well-known anti-Semite, rapper Professor Griff. Cannon seemingly embraced a series of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, including the idea that blacks are the real Semites.
Cannon also said that whites and Jews were "closer to animals, they're the ones that are actually the true savages."
After ViacomCBS fired Cannon, popular black radio show host Charlamagne Tha God said that Cannon's firing proved that the Jews "have the power."
Where's the Anti-Defamation League?
Where is Senator Schumer?
Where is Speaker Pelosi?
Confronting Communist China
China is a growing threat to freedom and free speech not just in Beijing or Hong Kong, but everywhere around the world. As we have noted before, the NBA and major American corporations are censoring themselves and punishing American employees who dare to speak out against the brutal communist regime. (Here, here and here.)
Now there are reports of Chinese security officials making direct video calls to Chinese nationals living in other countries who are critical of China. They are telling dissidents to shut up or their relatives back home may pay the price.
In one such call, a Chinese police officer told a dissident in Australia:
"You need to remember you are a citizen of the People's Republic of China. . . if China wasn't great and strong, you would have no status. . . You are still governed by the law of China, do you understand?"
Do you get that? China thinks it can enforce its laws to silence criticism of the regime wherever it wants! And it is. A coalition of human rights groups in Canada recently warned:
"Academic freedom and freedom of expression of university students in Canada speaking out on China has been increasingly stifled, as many individuals fear that Chinese government or consular agents are monitoring their speech or their activities."
I remember meeting a Chinese dissident in my office some months ago. He told me about the six men who were watching him 24 hours a day. They followed him wherever he went, and he saw them so frequently he knew they were Chinese agents.
In related news, Attorney General William Barr today warned that communist China has launched an "economic blitzkrieg" aimed at replacing the United States as the world's sole superpower. Barr also called out several iconic American corporations by name for "bowing to Beijing."
There are also reports today that the Trump Administration may impose a travel ban on members of the Chinese Communist Party and their families. Such a move could potentially prevent more than 90 million Chinese communists from entering the United States.
What's In A Name
This morning, I read a really thought-provoking and only slightly tongue-in-cheek suggestion for the new name of the football team that used to be known as the Washington Redskins.
As we all know, the old name offended left-wing sensibilities because Native Americans suffered at the hands of white European settlers. So what about groups being oppressed today?
Let's call the Washington football team the "Washington Uighurs."
Nike is a big corporate sponsor of the Washington football team. And many of their shoes are made by essentially slave labor in China, probably even by imprisoned Uighurs. At least that way, Nike could give the Uighurs in China's forced labor camps some recognition for all their hard work!
Here's another idea: Perhaps every player on the "Washington Uighurs" football team, as a sign of their commitment to social justice, could wear the name of a Uighur on their jersey who has been killed by the Chinese communist regime.
Why do I suspect that the left-wing mob attacking America will be unwilling to attack communist China by renaming the "Redskins" after China's victims, the "Uighurs"?