Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
The roughly 7-foot-high, chain-linked fence, topped with razor wire, was supposed to be removed in March. But its future, like many matters in Washington, is caught in political crosswinds.
We used to be staunch cessationists around here at The Babylon Bee—meaning we didn't believe in modern-day prophecy, speaking in tongues, and other such incontrovertible miracles. We thought prophecy had ceased with the generation of the apostles and that it was only to authenticate the New Testament. That was until we started reading our own articles. Boy, were we wrong. We have no other way to describe it but to simply recognize the miracle before us. The prophecies are being fulfilled. Here are ten times The Babylon Bee was eerily accurate in predicting the future.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In spite of Democrats' best efforts to curb the use of fossil fuels, stubborn Americans continue to use them to power their automobiles and heat their homes. Biden is responding to this crisis with an ambitious new plan to raise the price of gas to $100 per gallon by the end of his first 100 days in office.
Monday, February 22, 2021
Below are the roughly 200 businesses that made the list:
If I sound cynical about the Supreme Court, I have to admit I am. It’s even true of the law in general, which I want to believe in and admire, but increasingly no longer do.
Referring to Alexei Navalny, a Russian dissident who was arrested and Detective Jennifer Gugger, who had her gun taken from her for the crime of attending the January 6th rally in Washington DC, Hmacheck says this.
What do these two seemingly quite different people have in common? They are both dissidents. They both acted as though they had the right to say and do what they said and did. They were both mistaken. In Russia, given its history of totalitarianism, Navalny likely knew what he was getting himself into. In our country, however, where totalitarianism is in its infant stages, it is quite likely that Gugger was caught unawares.
This is going to be commonplace for many of us over the next several years as we are forced to come to grips with the fact that this is no longer the “home of the free and the land of the brave.” We can stomp our feet and deny it, we can try to act as though we don’t accept it, but it is not going to change the reality that the great American experiment that was launched just over 230 years ago is finally producing empirical results. The conclusion: People are capable of sustaining individual liberty only for as long as they can be constrained by a system of law that suppresses and contains their true nature.
We need to awaken to the reality that we are not a majority. We are not a vocal minority with the same rights as the majority. We are now dissidents. We do not have the same voice as our ever-strengthening oppressors, and we do not have the same rights that they enjoy.
For those who might argue that there more of us, or at least as many of us, who believe in individual liberty and free market capitalism than there are opponents to same, I would suggest that you should not confuse a simple head count with total political atomic mass. The positions within society that our opponents hold and the institutions and machinery they control gives them leverage beyond simple membership numbers….
The role of a dissident is not to convert those who are already on their side. The role of a dissident is to convert those who are opposed but who eventually come to realize and accept the teachings of the dissident. This comes through self-revelation. Self-revelation is created through awareness. Self-awareness is best created by posing a question to the listener that causes them to tip their head, scratch their chin, and say to themselves, “I never thought of it that way.”
It is likely that you have friends who use their social media or who engage in coffee shop conversations (back when it was possible to meet in a coffee shop for conversations), who talk about people who believe in the individual liberty and free market capitalism as the proverbial “they”, “them”, and “those” people. Those same friends might look at you and say that, of course, they do not mean you personally. They reassure you that you are not like “those” other people whom they insult.
One of the main objectives of being a successful dissident is to make the impersonal generic condemnation of others into a personal condemnation of you. Those who support the suppression of individual liberty and free market capitalism must understand that they are not allowed to criticize everything you believe in, and those who believe in it along with you, without simultaneously criticizing you. The supporters of suppression need to know that “others” and “you” are indivisible. This is a critical element of success….
Our role models need to be people like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Natan Sharansky, and Andrei Sakharov. These were courageous men, true dissidents, who stood up to totalitarianism during the period of Soviet domination. Their unyielding yet steady courage and resolve helped to make the world understand what true oppression felt like. People forget that in the early days of Soviet Russia, the country was considered to be a utopian model for many in the West. The efforts of dissidents like these taught the world a different story. More importantly, over time it taught their countrymen.
A commenter in the Wall Street Journal comments
"Don't confuse being consistently politically left with being insane."
Which received this repsonse:
Here's a question that is becoming increasingly salient: are the ideas and concepts espoused by the Left so far removed from reality that they cannot be differentiated from insanity? In what universe are there over 100 sexes? Is it really sane to shut down the biggest economy in the world without counting the cost? Is it possible for humanity to create a static climate?
Sunday, February 21, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A U.S. Senator has made what some are calling "an embarrassing mistake" after he shared a New York Times article on Twitter, apparently unaware that The New York Times is a popular fake news site.The New York Times is a well-known publication that started as a newspaper but has switched to satire in recent years. According to sources, the Senator had been misinformed by some political operatives telling him that the newspaper was a "trustworthy source of news.""We all need to do our part to fight the spread of misinformation," said the senator in a statement. "I'm embarrassed to say I was tricked by this headline. I thought the article was real. I quickly took the tweet down after learning that The New York Times is a satire site known for spreading hate and lies. I promise to do better in the future."
Saturday, February 20, 2021
You may wonder how it is that Biden (or those handling him) thinks he can get away with a lie such as this one:
Joe Biden is at it again with yet another lie about the vaccination plan, claiming President Donald Trump didn’t have a plan, despite the demonstrable fact that Trump was getting about a million people vaccinated a day by the time that Biden came in…
We are going to find out whether the truth is a defense against a lie,.
Let's face it, Biden is clinically insane. And the press put him in office knowing this to be the case.
It is clear US President Joe Biden is not up to the task he has been “sworn in to do”, according to Sky News host Cory Bernardi.“Never before has the leader of the free world been so cognitively compromised,” Mr Bernardi said“It’s clear to me at the least that US President Joe Biden is struggling with dementia and is clearly not up to the task he’s been sworn in to do.”Mr Bernardi said it is something which was “evident” during the election campaign, but the “partisan and poisonous” mainstream media chose not to highlight anything which could have “derailed a Biden victory”.Joe Biden recently emerged to make his “sanitised” Presidential Town Hall Debut, at which the new president “promptly gave away his teleprompter”.“Even now, after he has been sworn in, many of them are still refusing to speak the truth about Biden’s lack of capacity.”
“The result was nothing short of a disaster … it was littered with total falsehoods,” Mr Bernardi said.“It’s all rather pathetic, but even usually smart people are blinded by the nonsense put out by the mainstream media. They believe every perceived sin of Donald Trump while they seem intent on canonizing St. Joe.”
Friday, February 19, 2021
The environment has been trying to express that it wants to transition for a while now, but the problem is that nobody is listening. It's no wonder rainfall is up and the world is expected to flood over in at least twelve years. The environment is weeping because it is trying to change and yet we choose not to believe it.
Climate change is an emotional decision, one that is not easy for any planet to make. The last thing our environment needs is a bunch of dogmatic environmental transphobes telling the environment who it should be based on some archaic ideas about polar ice caps and greenhouse gasses. What the environment needs most is to be listened to—not just listened to, but its truth believed.
For the environment, this transition isn't a choice and the more we raise our voices and scream out anti-climate change bigotry at the sky, the more our environment feels unsafe and unaccepted. We need to accept this, even if it means extreme changes to the weather and a shocking rise in human death. It may make you uncomfortable to be frozen, charred by the sun, or drowned in acid rain, but those are hangups you need to own and ask yourself why you think your personal views about natural disasters need to be imposed on others. We all need to check our privilege.
Every time we see a rainbow across the sky after a famine-devoured land has been swallowed up by a flash flood, that's our environment waving its flag bravely, looking for emotional support in a chaotic transition. Respect his/her/its pronouns, avoid harmful words, do the research. The environment is transitioning whether we like it or not. With our support, this can be a loving transition that is great for all who manage to survive (if any). But if we respond with nothing but weather-related stereotypes and unsupportive questioning, we're only asking for climate change to be more tumultuous and emotional than it needs to be.
A radical new push to purge math curricula of allegedly racist practices like showing your work and finding the correct answer is bankrolled by one of the nation's most prominent nonprofits: the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Gates Foundation is the only donor mentioned on the homepage of A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction, a group of 25 education organizations whose curriculum states that asking students to show their work and find the right answer is an inherently racist practice.
I learned years ago that money doesn't make you smart. In fact, I'll go further and state without equivocation that you don't have to be smart to get rich. But it does surround you with people who want some of your money and will flatter you to get it.
Bill Gates is crazy. And he’s dangerous, because he’s willing to put untold sums of money toward making the insane things he believes a reality – and all of those insane things hurt people....
We’re not going to get into the vaccine stuff, much of which is the product of Alex Jones-style conspiracy theories every bit as crazy as Gates is. There’s a lot out there, though, and not all of it is good. Gates’ influence with public health bureaucrats like Anthony Fauci, who he has clearly bought off, is something of a concern. He’s an unelected software developer with no medical training; nothing about him suggests he’s qualified to make public policy on healthcare for an entire planet, no matter how heavily he wants to buy his way in.
What this comes down to, though, is that Bill Gates has been so rich for so long that he’s spent the bulk of his adult life without anyone telling him he’s wrong. That has the same corrosive effect on character and sanity that you see in the case of kings and dictators. People want some of Bill Gates’ money, so they constantly suck up to him and tell him his ideas are great even when they’re atrocious, and the guardrails normal people live between don’t exist in his case.
So he throws money around at insane things. That he isn’t outwardly off his rocker like Howard Hughes was is small comfort; Hughes mostly kept to himself in that hotel suite in Las Vegas as he descended into madness. Gates is everywhere.
It’s a problem. There needs to be some limiting principle governing this man’s excesses. But where that will come from is a good question. When he’s openly discussing destroying an industry that directly employs a half-million Americans for the purposes of “climate change” (formerly known as global warming, until it couldn’t be denied that there was no statistically significant warming going on) when we’re in the middle of the worst cold snap much of the country has seen in decades, finding ways to check this increasingly nutty bull in a china shop begins to become an urgent necessity.
Perhaps it’s time to start taxing charitable foundations which engage in public policy-related activities. That could easily devolve into a mess, but the alternative could be that we increasingly have to live under the cracked worldview of out-of-touch billionaires like Bill Gates.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Why do Democrats hate Americans, continued.
Congratulations, Pentagon. This is all on you.
You put two divisions behind wire in D.C. to protect against phantom insurrections by guys who dress like Vikings. And then you can’t even feed the troops, or house them. Gosh, if only there was a great big five-sided building full of generals just a couple miles away to square that idiocy away.
Oh, wait, there is.
And now, though we have not won a war in two decades, our military has plenty of time to stop training and focus on purging the ranks of people who like the politicians the current administration opposes. I eagerly await the introduction to the new 69D MOS – political officer. A zampolit for every battalion – hell, why not every company?
And don’t patronize us with baloney about how this is just about rooting out all those secret “extremists” lurking in the ranks – that’s right up there with sending the new second louie down to the supply room to retrieve a box of grid squares. How about you stop trying to expel these mystery “extremists” and start firing the incompetents all around you?