Friday, January 1, 2021

Video: Who Is Stealing America? - Frontpagemag.com

 

​ by Frontpagemag.com

The first documentary film on the 2020 election investigation.

 


Following election night, the investigative team at The Epoch Times went to work to uncover the controversy behind the election. Senior investigative reporter Joshua Phillip traveled across the country to swing states to interview whistleblowers, big data experts, and election experts. This film documents what he uncovered. Check out the full film below:

 

 

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Source: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/12/documentary-who-stealing-america-first-documentary-frontpage-editors/ 

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The Roar of the Wolf Warriors: China’s Increasingly Aggressive Diplomacy - Eyal Propper

 

​ by Eyal Propper

The patient, quiet diplomacy that characterized China over many decades has changed entirely under the current leader and has become decidedly aggressive.

 


The patient, quiet diplomacy that characterized China over many decades has changed entirely under the current leader and has become decidedly aggressive. Now, with the change of administration in Washington, the question is whether this new policy, dubbed “wolf warrior diplomacy,” will continue, and whether the wolf, which until now has only roared, will resort to physical force.
 
The strategic message that was the legacy of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping to keep a low profile, move forward quietly, and be patient, changed under Xi Jinping's leadership, and especially during the four years of the Trump administration. Deng’s policy was succeeded by the "wolf warrior diplomacy," reflected in China’s greater extremism in statements against other countries, aggressive reactions to criticism, and punishment of countries that it believes harm its interests. It is an open question whether in the coming years, and especially with a new American administration, China will continue this diplomatic style and perhaps even intensify it, including in the context of potential military force. Israel must study Chinese policy carefully and maintain bilateral trade ties while strengthening its strategic ties with the United States. Against the background of the struggle between the powers, Israel would do well to follow the messages bequeathed by Deng: be patient, maintain a low profile, and progress toward long-term goals – without loud or provocative rhetoric.

On June 4, 1989, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping ordered the army to enter Tiananmen Square by force and, at the bloody cost of thousands, crush the student demonstrations, in order to maintain the stable rule of the Communist Party of China. After this serious crisis, Deng decided to relinquish his last official position as chairman of the Central Military Commission, appear in public at few events to emphasize the need for further economic reforms, and remain closeted at home until his death in 1997. Before retiring, however, he conveyed to the Communist Party leadership a message on the continuation of the diplomatic path vis-à-vis the world. The central section of his remarks, labeled "24 Character Strategy," instructed: "Hide your strength, bide your time" (tao guang, yang hui). Accordingly, China must "be sober, weigh events in a cold and considered fashion, adhere to political principles, preserve strength, be patient, and not rush to display leadership." According to this view, China does not need to be a leader in the international arena; it does not have the capacity and means to do so, and it must act modestly and carefully, talk little, and in parallel try to earn something. After the breakup of the Soviet Union, Deng said that some developing countries expect China to be their leader, but it is clear that China cannot do that: this is not part of its basic national interests, and moreover, China is not strong enough to do so. Indeed, over the years China has acted in a measured and controlled manner, especially vis-à-vis the United States, and its diplomats have maintained a low profile in the international arena.

At the Copenhagen climate summit in December 2009, Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister He Yafei defied US President Barack Obama and European leaders, preventing progress in negotiations and even calling US diplomats "irrational." He was then considered a rising star and one of the candidates to advance to the post of foreign minister. Although he received rave reviews on social media in China, senior party officials decided to oust him due to provocative conduct that harmed Chinese interests, and he was removed from office and not promoted to significant positions. As China grew stronger economically and politically, especially in the post-economic crisis of 2008, a debate developed in government and among Chinese scholars over whether China should preserve Deng’s legacy, or embark on a new, more assertive path. Yang Wenchang, a former deputy foreign minister and then-president of the Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA), claimed in a 2011 article that the West mistakenly interpreted the Chinese message as a silent preparation for removing the shining sword from the sheath and clarified that China is committed to Deng's message and to its peaceful development.

However, some two years later, with the appointment of Xi Jinping as president in March 2013, China began to shift from Deng's approach, which in recent years has been succeeded by more assertive and proactive diplomacy. The Trump administration's direct attacks on China, which included statements opposing the legitimacy of the Communist Party's rule and labeling COVID-19 “the Chinese virus,” have contributed to the escalated rhetoric. Chinese diplomats and speakers today respond aggressively to criticism and are not afraid of confrontations. The current practice, dubbed in the West as "wolf warrior diplomacy," inspired by a 2017 Chinese action film, deviates from the traditional Chinese modus operandi and marks a new and firm line in the spirit of "the best form of defense is attack."

Chin’s two most prominent and outspoken proponents of this stance are Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian and Hu Xijin, editor of the Global Times, the party's extremist daily newspaper. Both make extensive use of Twitter and attack directly those who oppose China, including President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. For example, after another statement by President Trump against the "Chinese virus," Hu Xijin called him "the stupidest president the United States has ever had." Similarly, the Chinese Foreign Ministry launched a scathing attack on Australia in November 2020, disseminating information about an investigation against Australian soldiers accused of killing civilians in Afghanistan, including a fake picture of an Australian soldier killing a child, and a Chinese diplomat in Canberra presented a 14-point document demanding a correction of Australia's behavior toward China.

 

 

To what extent these spokespeople represent Beijing policy and act in accordance with instructions from above is evident from an article published on December 16, 2020 by the official news agency Xinhua, which condemns "soft and insecure Chinese" who are not mentally strong and continue to kneel before United States and tout its benefits and virtues. The article claims that "there are naive people who believe that there is an advantage in compromise, and if China does not strike back and does not respond to criticism, it will be possible to find a path of peace and tranquility. This is an absurd argument, lacking courage and integrity." The article concludes by stating that “the Chinese people are not afraid and will face any danger and obstacle, without fear and trembling, as long as we have self-confidence and determination. Self-reliance on the path to China's development is the cure for those with soft bones." Some of these expressions are reminiscent of the Mao Zedong period, before the reforms began and China opened its gates to the West, raising the question whether Xi Jinping is leading China toward another period of cultural and intellectual tyranny and closure.

The current policy is apparently praised by conservative elements in the party and Chinese citizens who support a firm line against foreigners, but it isolates China, and in many countries encourages hostility toward it and fears of its future intentions. It is possible that the Xinhua article was written following internal criticism of the leadership's conduct, and reflects the silencing process in the party and in academia toward those who disagree with Xi Jinping's direction.

With the entry of President-elect Joe Biden into the White House, China will face a principled dilemma regarding its continued path and global status, given the tendency of a Democratic administration to form international coalitions and advance the United States as the leading actor in the multilateral arena. Hence the question, will China choose to pursue an aggressive policy, as it has done with Australia, toward other countries as well, and will self-confidence about its intensifying capabilities lead it to deviate further from former patterns? This issue is particularly significant in the context of principles on the use of force. China has not engaged in war since its war against Vietnam in 1979, and except for limited military incidents in the border areas has refrained from using military force extensively for over forty years. The coming years will show whether the wolf warriors will actually fight and not just roar, especially in the context of the ongoing conflict over the issue of Taiwan and sovereignty over the South China Sea.

Israel is still on the sidelines of the struggle between the great powers, and except for a few criticisms sounded in China after Secretary of State Pompeo's visits to Israel, is not perceived in Beijing as a senior partner in the anti-Chinese camp. Israel needs to continue to strengthen its strategic ties with the United States while maintaining its trade ties with China, learning the principles of Chinese policy and adopting Deng Xiaoping's own messages: keep a low profile, examine events coldly and carefully, plan your steps for the future, and do not rush to make loud public statements.

 

Eyal Propper  

Source: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/china-policy/ 

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Stunning turn of events in PA may lead to Trump victory - James Arlandson

 

​ by James Arlandson

Pennsylvania comes through.

On Dec. 28, Pennsylvania lawmakers concluded that "Numbers Don’t Add Up, Certification Of Presidential Results Premature and In Error

President Trump tweeted about it:

“Breaking News: In Pennsylvania there were 205,000 more votes than there were voters. This alone flips the state to President Trump.”

The key paragraphs from the PA lawmaker's two-page statement:

A comparison of official county election results to the total number of voters who voted on November 3, 2020 as recorded by the Department of State shows that 6,962,607 total ballots were reported as being cast, while DoS/SURE system records indicate that only 6,760,230 total voters actually voted. Among the 6,962,607 total ballots cast, 6,931,060 total votes were counted in the presidential race, including all three candidates on the ballot and write-in candidates.

The difference of 202,377 more votes cast than voters voting, together with the 31,547 over- and under-votes in the presidential race, adds up to an alarming discrepancy of 170,830 votes, which is more than twice the reported statewide difference between the two major candidates for President of the United States. On November 24, 2020, Boockvar certified election results, and Wolf issued a certificate of ascertainment of presidential electors, stating that Vice President Joe Biden received 80,555 more votes than President Donald Trump.

The PA lawmakers have done their job (so far). Now what is the next step? These lawmakers need to recall the slate of electors and tell House and Senate that the election results cannot be ascertained in their state. They should probably hold a vote that overturns the certification of the awful election. The bottom line is that the slate of electors is not permitted to vote on Jan. 6. 

This reasonable and fair action may have a domino effect on the other embattled states, whose lawmakers should follow suit. If this happens, Trump will win in the Electoral College (I had erroneously stated that if no one reaches 270 votes, then the House decides.) Instead, the Twelfth Amendment states:  "[T]he votes shall then be counted...  The person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President[.]"

But will PA legislatures, where the real power resides, do this? And will the other embattled states do the same? If so, then Trump (rightly) wins: 232 to 222. This is the best, constitutionally speaking, and probably the only real option remaining for Trump.

Therefore, the solution is, once again, that we the people need to put maximum pressure on the heroic and truthful PA legislatures to send word to the House and Senate, reminding them that the legislatures decide things, not a governor or a secretary of state. They should even hold a vote, overturning the certification of the election. And we need to put the same pressure on the legislatures of the other embattled states, where fraud obviously happened, to follow Pennsylvania's lead. 

Please visit James Arlandson's website, where he has recently posted The Son of Man Claims God's Authority to Forgive Sins on Earth (noting the Hebrew word salach) and Why Didn't Jesus Know the Day or the Hour of His Return?

 

James Arlandson  

Source: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/12/stunning_turn_of_events_in_pa_may_lead_to_trump_victory.html 

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Incriminating facts emerge from a Georgia hearing the media buried - Andrea Widburg

 

​ by Andrea Widburg

Overwhelming election fraud in Georgia may explain the media’s silence about the hearing before the Georgia Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Elections.

The media kept quiet about a hearing on Wednesday before the Georgia Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Elections. Perhaps they did so because important information emerged establishing beyond a doubt that significant fraud occurred in Georgia, enough to change that state’s electoral votes. This post focuses on voting machine hacking, shredded evidence, statistical improbabilities, negative counts, and over one hundred thousand “adjudications” that destroyed all evidence of a citizen’s original intent.

Jovan Pulitzer, the man who says there’s a very easy way to determine whether mail-in ballots are real or faked, announced during the hearing that his team had easily hacked into a voting system identical to the systems used during the election and then explained how that access could lead to changes in voting data:

 

 

Susan Knox testified that she was at Jim Miller Park in Cobb County on November 20, the day the vote was going to be certified. That was where ballots for the election had been stored, although it’s not a permanent ballot storage facility. She was in the parking lot and saw a Shredding and Recycling truck that was shredding huge bins full of ballots. Knox produced pictures proving that the bin contents were ballots. When Knox called 911, emergency services refused to show up.

Some Senators suggested that old ballots or empty privacy envelopes were being shredded. Knox felt strongly that the evidence belied these suggestions. She didn’t think of the most obvious point, which is why would anyone spend money to shred blank, empty envelopes?

The next witness, Sally Grubbs, took umbrage at the suggestion that the shredding might have been for empty envelopes. She pointed out that ballots are sealed in boxes with evidence tape. Additionally, the envelopes are evidence and cannot be destroyed.

Grubbs made the point that Jim Miller Park is not a secure government facility; it is a fairground. Election events were held there only because of the Wuhan virus. There could not possibly have been old ballots there, so it’s nonsense to suggest that anything but current ballots were being destroyed.

I’ve cued up the five-hour video for the two women’s testimony but, if that fails Susan Knox’s testimony begins at 2:52:00 and Sally Grubbs’s begins at 3:01:30.

 

What the women are saying, in brief, is that to the extent there was a hand recount, they were unable to audit the recount because workers kept them away from seeing what was going on (depriving the recount of any legitimacy). Then, a week later, the ballots from that hand recount were shredded. The most amazing information, though, came near the end of the hearing. It details the impossibility of vote subtraction in an honest election, although that’s what happened to Trump, the statistical impossibility of precincts reporting more than 75% of votes for a single candidate – although 151 precincts reported over 90% of votes for Biden – and the impossibly large number of votes adjudicated and then destroyed. If you start watching at 4:38:20, you get an oral overview of the fraud, followed by a video. At 4:47:00, pay attention to the statement that, out of 113,130 ballots scanned, and 106,000 were adjudicated. The import of that statement comes at 4:57:56: 

There was a point in that video where we showed, it was Richard Barron, who had said that 113,000 votes were cast, a 105,000 were adjudicated. Right? Now, that’s not physically possible, you know, which we can prove mathematically but, at the same time, if you adjudicate 105,000 votes, you have to understand from a technological perspective, as we’ve delved into all the different aspects of how the vote moves along, when you adjudicate a ballot, that old reference, the image that you saw or anything like that, is completely destroyed. It’s gone. You can no longer reference that thing. And when you go run a hand recount like you did in Georgia, then you’re looking at a printout of those ballot scans. So, at no point did the original voter intent enter into that process once it’s been destroyed.

And that’s how the hand recount jived with the election information: Original ballots were counted outside of the sight of observers and then destroyed, while “adjudicated” ballots were printed up with the information the adjudicators’ chose, and no hint at all as to the voter’s actual intent.

The fact that Republican ballots were misprinted may explain how so many got tagged for “adjudication”: The printing error triggered a machine misreading that required adjudication.

No wonder that, after all the evidence was in, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee unanimously passed a motion to embrace Jovan Pulitzer’s proposal to audit Fulton County ballots to determine whether they had actually been mailed-in or had been run off a pro-Biden photocopy machine.

(A huge hat tip to AES who found all the best testimony for me.)

IMAGE: Hand recount in Georgia. YouTube screengrab.

 

Andrea Widburg  

Source: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/12/incriminating_facts_emerge_from_a_georgia_hearing_the_media_buried.html 

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President Trump Most Admired Man in 2020 - Lloyd Billingsley

 

​​ by Lloyd Billingsley

Pro-American foreign and domestic policies - and Operation Warp Speed - put the president on top.

 


In 2020, 18 percent of Americans named President Donald Trump as the man they admire most, according to a year-end Gallup poll. President Trump thus ends the 12-year streak of Obama, now admired by 15 percent of Americans. Independents are evenly divided at 11 percent for Obama and Trump, a president of undeniable accomplishment.

As Don Feder recalls, Trump revived a moribund economy, made America energy independent, defended the southern border, cut taxes and regulations, appointed three Supreme Court justices, moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, promoted the right to life at every opportunity, and put America first in foreign policy and trade.

When President Trump took office, the Islamic State held 17,500 square miles of territory, but “by the end of Trump’s first year in office that was down to 1,930 square miles – a 90 percent decline from inauguration day,” notes Matt Palumbo of the Dan Bongino Show, and ISIS “lost their final strip of territory in March of 2019.” Trump is also “the first president since Jimmy Carter not to get the U.S. involved in any new wars,” and troop are coming home.

Another factor in Trump’s popularity is the peace deal he brokered between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and now Morocco.  The Trump administration also helped normalize economic relations between Serbia and Kosovo. On the domestic front, the Trump’s administration’s Operation Warp Speed “catalyzed the creation of a vaccine in under a year.” For Palumbo, “how Obama has continued making the list remains a mystery,” but it shouldn’t be.

As Barry Rubin noted in Silent Revolution: How the Left Rose to Political Power and Cultural Dominance, influential writers, academics and members of the press, “spoke of how to be most effective in ensuring Obama’s election victory in 2008.” At the same time, “not a single serious investigation was conducted about Obama’s earlier life,” including Barry Soetoro’s years in Indonesia. Toward the end of his first term, serious investigations were beginning to appear.

The president’s Dreams from My Father devotes more 2,000 words to the beloved poet “Frank.” This was Frank Marshall Davis, the African American Stalinist who devoted his life to the service of all-white Communist dictatorships. As Paul Kengor explained in The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor, the president’s political agenda bore remarkable similarities to what Davis laid out in his journalism.

Republican candidate Mitt Romney ignored the record and in 2012 the leftist Democrat gained a second term. He launched the disastrous Obamacare, and deployed the IRS, FBI and DOJ against political opponents, betrayed the nation at Benghazi, and shipped billions of dollars to Iran’s Islamic regime.

The president looked to biographer David Garrow to enshrine his legacy but as the Pulitzer Prize winner revealed in Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, the vaunted Dreams from My Father, was “without any question” a novel, not a memoir or an autobiography, and the author was a “composite character.”

Establishment media ignored the bombshell revelations and in 2020 Garrow disappeared from the former president’s A Promised Land, which bears strong similarities to the 2015 Believer, by “Obama’s narrator” David Axelrod. In similar style, the Communist Frank Marshall Davis vanished from the audio version of Dreams, The Audacity of Hope, and does not appear in A Promised Land.

Despite his many lies and disastrous record, establishment media continued to praise Obama as a unifying figure and smear detractors as racists. Even so, more people now admire President Donald Trump, whose achieved great things in the face of the Russia and Ukraine hoaxes, unrelenting media hatred, and backstabbing by alleged conservatives such as 2012 presidential loser Mitt Romney. 

People might wonder how the accomplished and much admired Donald Trump could lose an election to serial plagiarist Joe Biden, a corrupt political underachiever in obvious mental decline. In the best Stalinist style, those who counted the votes made all the difference, and for all but the willfully blind, the election was stolen.

According to the Gallup Poll, 48 percent of Republicans named President Trump as the man they most admire, with no other figure claiming more than two percent. Obama is the top choice of Democrats at 32 percent, down from 41 percent last year. Only three percent of Americans and one percent of Republicans admire longtime federal bureaucrat Dr. Anthony Fauci, who turned 80 on December 24.

“Fauci is almost single-handedly responsible for the catastrophe we now face as a country,” Julie Kelly explains. Fauci has reversed himself “on everything, including COVID’s fatality rate, face coverings, school closings, and most recently, herd immunity.” Even so, Joe Biden asked Fauci “to stay on in the exact same role he’s had for the past several presidents.”

Meanwhile, on Wednesday Sen. Josh Hawley became the first Republican senator to go on record that he will oppose the certification of election results on January 6. Senators Tuberville, Loeffler and Cruz could join Hawley and a dozen Trump supporters in the House. As President Trump says, we’ll have to see what happens.

 

Lloyd Billingsley  

Source: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/12/president-trump-most-admired-man-2020-lloyd-billingsley/ 

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Resolutions 2021 - Loyd Pettegrew

 

​ by Loyd Pettegrew

Steps to save America.

 


All true conservatives hold hope-upon-hope that 2021 will be better in every way that 2020. The fact that the Republican Party snatched defeat from the jaws of electoral victory has left most of us disconsolate heading into the new year. Being an empiricist academic, now retired, I offer you ten resolutions that will allow each of us to do our part to make 2021 a better year in myriad ways.

  1. Support any policy that restrains China from continuing its infiltration and influence in America while working against their efforts and supporters, especially politicians like Eric Swalwell, who would do China’s bidding for their own gain and to America’s detriment.
     
  2. Fix our voting system state-by-state by removing all mail-in balloting and keeping only absentee balloting with the proper identification safeguards. This means overhauling the Federal Elections Commission that turned a blind eye to all the state efforts to undo our federal election security.
     
  3. Require a proper I.D. for all voting. Everyone must already have a proper I.D. that allows them to cash their federal and state checks. No proper I.D., no vote! In Florida when handing in your absentee ballot to the supervisor of elections office, you must show proper I.D. and someone physically matches your signature to that on your I.D. Every other states must do this.

    As National Review has presented, “At any given moment, there are millions of people who live and work in our country on temporary employment visas--Temporary Protected Status (TPS). They don’t get to vote no matter how the Biden-Harris administration feels about it… In the service of their renewed push for noncitizen voting, leftists characterize noncitizen voting as a ‘logically unassailable [As Steely Dan once said, “Pretzel Logic”], if not clearly mandatory, democratic practice. Their theory places restrictions on the franchise for aliens into the same category as previous discriminatory efforts to restrict minority groups’ access to voting.”

    The Hill asks rhetorically, “Can illegal aliens actually vote in our elections? The simple answer is yes, of course they can, and they do.”

    STOP all of this NOW—we must mandate that only certified citizens get to vote!
     
  4. Remove all voting machine and software systems and replace them with software that is made in America and is mutually tested and certified by technology experts from both the Republican and Democrat parties. If they were developed or headquartered in communist countries like Venezuela or China, they shouldn’t be used under any circumstances.
     
  5. Advocate for and support all efforts to dismantle the Deep State.

    Lloyd Billingsley reveals that SES, the Senior Executive Service, is the Deep State hiding in plain sight and quotes the federal Office of Personnel Management saying, “This represents the critical role of the SES as a central coordinating point between Government’s political leadership which sets the political agenda and the line workers who implement it. Members of the SES translate that political agenda into reality.”

    The SEC is a great place to begin, but the NIA and its affiliates, the CIA and FBI would be very close seconds. There is no public accountability for most federal organizations.
     
  6. Only support newspapers and television media that tell the whole truth, not just the progressive/Democrat talking point truths.

    As I mentioned elsewhere, I have now given up on the Wall Street Journal, most of Fox News, except for Tucker, and have replaced them with the Epoch Times and Newsmax, which are more reliably conservative. Jeff Davidson in these pages argues that, “Concurrently, despite the multitude of eyewitnesses, with sworn affidavits, under penalty of perjury, even renowned journalists insist that the 2020 elections were fair, legal, and aboveboard. They offer a Twilight Zone rendition of what's occurring in the world. And each of us is supposed to swallow it, hook, line, and sinker.”
     
  7. Support conservative universities like Hillsdale, Claremont, James Madison, BYU and others by encouraging your children/grandchildren to apply and, if accepted, attend them. Also, help endow conservative scholars in these institutions of higher learning. Sadly, as some of my close friends have discovered, you can’t trust your alma mater to actually use your donations as you request because the predominantly leftist faculty and administrators will take your money and run, using it for social justice idiocies that have become their overriding priority.
     
  8. Lobby your government representatives to stop creating new loan conditions that incentivize people to not repay these loans or work (think college student loans).

    As Forbes reported, “Currently we have 45 million borrowers who collectively owe nearly $1.6 trillion in student loan debt in the U.S. Student loan debt is now the second highest consumer debt category - behind only mortgage debt...More than 3.0 million student loan borrowers have student loan debt greater than $100,000, with approximately 800,000 of that total holding student loan debt greater than $200,000.”
     
  9. Push personal, not social, responsibility as a character strength.

    Elsewhere I have made the case that corporate America, through its advertising and support of organizations like Black Lives Matter, have adopted “virtue signaling” as their face to the general saying, “This year’s U.S. Census reveals that African Americans comprise only 13.4% of America’s population, but my informal survey indicates that about 60% of national ads feature black actors. Hispanics constitute 18.5% of the population but inhabit 35% of the TV ads surveyed. Asians are now 5.9% of America’s population and are featured in about 20% of TV ads. The U.S. Census also indicates only 10.2% of married couples in America are interracial, yet 39% of TV ads now display them.”
     
  10. When voting in the future, as Thomas Sowell urged back in 2010, “When you vote on the basis of rhetoric and symbolism instead of using your mind,  it doesn’t matter how smart you are unless you stop and think.” I have some good friends who are lifelong Republicans but voted against President Trump this year because of his bombast, bellicosity and his Twitter pronouncements. As Evan Sayet has said in these pages back in 2017, “So, to my friends on the Left--and the #NeverTrumpers as well--do I wish we lived in a time when our president could be ’collegial’ and ‘dignified’ and ‘proper’? Of course I do. These aren’t those times. This is war. And it’s a war that the Left has been fighting without opposition for the past 50 years.”
This new year will be far past the time to fight but we must begin now and keep fighting until we can once again control our nation for the good.

 

Loyd Pettegrew  

Source: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/12/resolutions-allow-each-us-do-our-part-make-2021-loyd-pettegrew/ 

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Coming attractions for January 6 - Carol Brown

 

​ by Carol Brown

On January 6th, members of Trump’s legal team hope to present their case of massive voter fraud to Congress and the American people, while massive demonstration is underway in DC. Here is what is planned.

Here are updates related to January 6, when a joint session of Congress will meet to vote on the Electoral College results.  (Depending on how things unfold, there may be some surprises.  Some could be quite shocking.  More on that further down.)

On January 6, members of Trump's legal team hope to present their case of massive voter fraud to Congress and the American people.  I presume they've been sharing information with Congress for weeks now, but on the 6th, it will be official, and they will also have a platform to speak to the public — at least as far as I understand things.

On that same day, dozens of speakers will be on stage before a massive crowd, challenging the election results, standing with President Trump, and standing for the Constitution.

Inside the hallowed corrupt halls of Congress, twenty congressmen have pledged to challenge the Electoral College vote.  Numerous incoming representatives will be doing so as well.  All of them should be sworn in on January 3, barring any unforeseen circumstances.  They include Barry Moore (AL), Jerry Carl (AL), Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA), Andrew Clyde (GA), Madison Cawthorn (NC), Burgess Owens (UT), Yvette Herrell (NM), Lauren Boebert (CO), Dr. Ronny Jackson (TX), and Bob Good (VA).  The numbers have been growing but are still paltry compared to the number of Republicans in Congress.  Please contact your representative to apply pressure on him to challenge the votes.

Over in the Senate, not a single senator had made a commitment to challenge the votes until yesterday, when Josh Hawley announced that he would.  As of this writing, he remains one out of fifty-three.  Please contact your senators to urge them to join Senator Hawley.

And please don't complain that they don't care.  Momentum is building, and we should do everything we can to keep shifting the tide.

As we all know, the tide is quite strong against us, which means we have to be all that more determined.  Case in point: Yesterday, incoming congressional representative Marjorie Taylor Greene sent out the following tweet:

Word on the Hill is that Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi could be working together on a rules change "deal" to block our Electoral College Certification objection.

I haven't been able to corroborate her assertion, but let's face it: none of us would find it surprising.

Meanwhile, patriots from around the country have started their journey to D.C., including Emmy award–winning news reporter and investigative journalist John Spiropoulos.  He left California en route to D.C. a couple of days ago and will be traveling through Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Virginia, documenting the trip and the protest at the Capitol.  (If you'd like to support his work and help cover the cost of expenses, there's a link to a GoFundMe page here.)

You can also check out this link to a 1-minute promo video for the Stop the Steal rally.  If you scroll through some of the comments, you'll hear from people traveling to D.C. from all corners of the country.


YouTube screen grab.

More details about the protest will continue to roll out over the coming days.

Meanwhile, Lara Trump gave an interview yesterday and said the following (transcription shared at The Gateway Pundit):

[T]he founders of this country set up a process for a time such as this. So, what will happen on January 6th is a joint session of Congress. And all of the electoral votes have now been sent to Washington DC. They will be opened by Vice President Mike Pence and read aloud for the joint session of congress. And if two House members object to the vote for Joe Biden, just two, then everybody takes a break. They split up then the Senate and the House divide. They go debate and then they ultimately have to vote to decide the outcome of this election.

Now, here's where it gets really interesting. Each senator gets one vote. Now we know, we've been talking about what we've just been talking about how important it is to hold a majority in the senate but we do right now have the majority in the senate. And don't forget the vice president also counts as a senate vote. And then as far as the House is concerned it is each delegation. So that doesn't mean each House member gets a vote. It's each delegation, so each state ultimately gets a vote. So, what's really interesting about this Dr. Gina, the Republicans are in control of 30 of those votes. The Democrats are in control of only 20. So if it comes down to a vote and the Republicans in the House and the Senate decide gosh there was so much fraud in this election. We have evidence of it. We have affidavits, thousands of them. So the campaign has gotten, we have evidence that more people voted in the state of Pennsylvania than even were registered to vote. Thousands of dead people voting. And for whatever reason they decide they will not certify this for Joe Biden and they vote for Donald Trump. Then guess what? Donald Trump remains president of the United States for the next four years.

For anyone interested in what Donald Trump may have in mind as he continues to fight for the integrity of this election and the survival of our republic, I recommend watching this video.  Civil rights attorney Leigh Dundas reviews a wide range of events that have unfolded within the Trump administration recently that she weaves together in a compelling way and that point to the potential for action from Trump and his administration that may be shocking.

 

Carol Brown  

Source: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/12/coming_attractions_for_january_6th.html 

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Turkey: Turks Celebrate Nazi Sympathizer - Uzay Bulut

 

​ by Uzay Bulut

"As the mud will not be iron even if it is put into an oven, the Jew cannot be Turkish no matter how hard he tries."

  • Sadly, Hüseyin Nihal Atsız still has many fans in Turkey.

  • "As the mud will not be iron even if it is put into an oven, the Jew cannot be Turkish no matter how hard he tries. Turkishness is a privilege, it is not granted to everyone, especially to those like Jews... If we get angry, we will not only exterminate Jews like the Germans did, we will go further...." — Hüseyin Nihal Atsız, in his National Revolution (Milli Inkılap) journal, 1934.

  • Today, behind many of Turkey's continued aggressive policies such as its anti-Armenian, anti-Greek, anti-Cypriot, anti-Jewish, anti-Kurdish, anti-Western, and anti-Israeli activities lie the racist views of Atsız and the like. Millions of Turks have for decades been poisoned with Atsız's Nazi-like views.

In November, the Istanbul metropolitan municipality, led by Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), named a park in Istanbul's Maltepe district after Hüseyin Nihal Atsız, a racist anti-Semite and one of Turkey's most prominent Nazi sympathizers. Pictured: CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu (left), waves to supporters at a rally in the Maltepe district of Istanbul on July 9, 2017. (Photo by Yasin Akgul/AFP via Getty Images)

In November, the Istanbul metropolitan municipality, led by Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), named a park in Istanbul after Hüseyin Nihal Atsız, a racist anti-Semite and one of Turkey's most prominent Nazi sympathizers. The request was made by members of another Turkish opposition party, "The Good Party" (Iyi). Atsız (1905-1975) was known for "measuring skulls" to determine people's "amount of Turkishness."

In March, a member of the Good Party presented a motion to the Istanbul municipal assembly, calling for a park in Istanbul's Maltepe district to be named after Atsız. The motion stated that Atsız spent most of his life in the Köyiçi region of Maltepe, and the subject was put on the assembly's agenda in November. After the motion was passed by the assembly, the park in the Yalı Neighborhood officially received Atsız's name.

According to the official website of the Istanbul metropolitan municipality, the motion passed unanimously. In a video published on social media, the Maltepe branch of the Good Party thanked Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoğlu, a member of the CHP, for his support.

Sadly, Atsız still has many fans in Turkey. On December 11, for instance, Meral Aksener, the head of the Good Party, posted on Twitter:

"I commemorate with respect and grace Hüseyin Nihal Atsız, one of the valuable representatives of the idea of Turkish nationalism and a translator of our feelings, on the anniversary of his death."

So what are Atsız's worldview and legacy?

Atsız promoted Pan-Turanism, also known as Turanism, Turkism or Pan-Turkism, a nationalist, expansionist ideology that emerged in Ottoman Turkey during the Young Turks era (1908–18). Turanism believes in the supremacy of Turks and aims to unite all "Turkic peoples" from Hungary to the Pacific under one roof. The Ottoman Committee of Union and Progress (CUP), which organized the first phase of the 1914-23 Christian genocide in Ottoman Turkey, was also pan-Turkist-Turanist. Turkey's continued aggression towards Armenia, Israel, Cyprus, Greece, and other nations in the region today is also motivated by Turkism, among other extremist ideologies.

In her book Turkey, the Jews, and the Holocaust, scholar Corry Guttstadt describes Atsız as a "Turkish apologist for German Nazism":

"Nihal Atsiz was an avid Nazi sympathizer. He called himself a 'racist, pan-Turkist and Turanist', and was an open anti-Semite. From 1934 onward, Atsiz published the Turanist journal Orhun, in which he advocated a Greater Turkish Empire extending from the Mediterranean to the Pacific. His Turkism was based on ties of blood and race; he advocated a return to pre-Islamic Turkish beliefs."

Professor Jacob M. Landau notes:

"Atsiz was a great admirer of the race theories of Nazi Germany, expressing some of them repeatedly in his own works during the 1930s and 1940s (with the Turks labelled as the 'master race'). His articles insisted, again and again, that Pan-Turkism could – and should – be achieved by war. For years, his haircut resembled Hitler's and his own personal posture had a military way to it."

Atsız's writings led to violence when the Jewish communities of eastern Thrace were attacked during the 1934 anti-Jewish pogrom. Atsız was a literature teacher in the region back then. Guttstadt writes:

"Immediately prior to the events of 1934, threatening articles directed against Jews had also appeared in the journal Orhun, published by Atsiz."

After a trip to the city of Canakkale, for instance, Atsız wrote:

"The Jew here is like the Jew we see everywhere. Insidious, insolent, malevolent, cowardly, but opportunistic Jew; the Jewish neighborhood is the center of clamor, noise and filth here as [the Jewish neighborhoods] everywhere else.... We do not want to see this treacherous and bastard nation of history as citizens among us anymore."

In another article during the same period, Atsız wrote:

"The creature called the Jew in the world is not loved by anyone but the Jew and the ignoble ones... Phrases in our language such as 'like a Jew', 'do not act like a Jew', 'Jewish bazaar', 'to look like a synagogue'... shows the value given by our race to this vile nation. As the mud will not be iron even if it is put into an oven, the Jew cannot be Turkish no matter how hard he tries. Turkishness is a privilege, it is not granted to everyone, especially to those like Jews... If we get angry, we will not only exterminate Jews like the Germans did, we will go further...."

Motivated by the writings by Atsız and other anti-Semitic authors, Turks targeted the Jews of eastern Thrace in pogroms from June 21- July 4, 1934. These began with a boycott of Jewish businesses, and were followed by physical attacks on Jewish-owned buildings, which were first looted, then set on fire. Jewish men were beaten, and some Jewish women reportedly raped. Terrorized by this turn of events, many Jews fled the region. According to historian Rifat Bali, many of Atsız's followers participated directly in the riots.

Atsız contributed a lot to intoxicating Turkish minds with Jew-hatred. According to Dr. Fatih Yaşlı's book, Our Hate is Our Religion: A Study on Turkist Fascism, Atsız wrote:

"Can a child of the Turkish nation who swung swords and spent their lifetime on battlefields for centuries and a child of the Jewish nation who lived their lives in dishonesty and fraud for centuries be equal? Even if they take a Turkish child and a Jewish child born on the same day to the same education institution and teach them only the Esperanto language and give them the same education under the same conditions, the Turkish child will definitely be brave again, and the Jew will be cowardly again."

Atsız often made dehumanizing statements about other non-Turks, as well. Referring to Greeks, for instance, and conveniently disregarding the Turkish genocide of Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks, he wrote:

"Can Greeks be regarded as human beings?... Greek means a scorpion. Just as the scorpion stung the turtle who helped it cross the river to do it a favor and then said 'what can I do? This [betrayal] is my habit', the Greeks are also shaped by a habit of enmity against Turks."

Atsız hated almost all non-Turkish peoples. In his will, addressing his then one-and-a-half-year-old son, Yagmur, Atsız wrote, in part:

"The Jews are the worst enemy of all nations. The Russians, the Chinese, the Persians, the Greeks are our historical enemies.

"The Bulgarians, the Germans, the Italians, the British, the French, the Arabs, the Serbs, the Croats, the Spanish, the Portuguese, the Romanians are our new enemies.

"The Japanese, Afghans and Americans are our future enemies.

"The Armenians, the Kurds, the Circassians, the Abkhaz, the Bosnians, the Albanians, the Pomaks, the Laz, the Lezgins, the Georgians, the Chechens are our enemies within [Turkey].

"One must become well prepared to combat so many enemies."

His son Yagmur, however, grew up to be an individual critical of his father's views. In a book he penned in 2005, he described how his father measured skulls in an attempt to determine people's "rate of Turkishness."

"Nihal Atsız was dreadfully [into] skullcaps. He measured the skulls of people he did not know at all – beside the skulls of his immediate surroundings and neighbors. He then calculated the skulls meticulously, and informed them whether they were Turkish or not. For example, he told them if they were Turkish 37 percent, nine out of ten or 69.4 percent. For those with a low rate of Turkishness, he always had words of 'consolation' on his lips. For instance, he said, 'But you can partially eliminate your innate deficiency through an extraordinary voluntary effort and vigilant national consciousness.'

"Of course, those with a low rate of Turkishness, according to the skull measurement, would leave [our] home extremely distressed."

Yagmur Atsız added that the "tool" that his father used to measure skulls was a kind of a caliper, about 45 centimeters long, and it was always on his writing desk. Atsız added that his father continued the skull measurement activity for decades.

Atsız also continued to affect Turkish political life in the next decades. Guttstadt notes:

"Anti-Semites and fascists, inspired by the German example, became a constant in Turkey's political system in the period after World War II. In 1962, Nihal Atsız, along with like-minded people, founded the Türkçülük Derneği [Turkism Association], a forerunner of the fascist National Action Party (Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi, MHP), which was responsible for countless murders of leftist students, unionists, and intellectuals during the seventies. The leader of this movement was Atsız's comrade in arms Alparslan Türkeş."

The MHP also includes the far-right, racist Grey Wolf movement (Bozkurtlar), which was recently banned in France after a memorial to victims of the 1914-23 Armenian Genocide was defaced. Officially known as Idealist Hearths (Ülkü Ocakları), the movement has been involved in many acts of violence against civilians as well as political and religious figures. This includes the Alevi massacre in the city of Maras in southeast Turkey in 1978 and the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II in 1981.

Atsız's racist worldview has led to deaths and destruction for so many. Nevertheless, at least three other parks in Ankara and Antalya and a street in the city of Amasya have been named after him.

So, what is it in Atsız's thoughts and activities that many in the Turkish opposition -- including Istanbul's mayor -- find worth promoting? Is it his "skull measurement," Nazism, racism, Turkish supremacism and hate on which the Turkish opposition also agrees?

Today, behind many of Turkey's continued aggressive policies such as its anti-Armenian, anti-Greek, anti-Cypriot, anti-Jewish, anti-Kurdish, anti-Western, and anti-Israeli activities lie the racist views of Atsız and the like. Millions of Turks have for decades been poisoned with Atsız's Nazi-like views.

Apparently, the opinions of many members of the Turkish opposition do not seem so different from Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's violent, supremacist mindset. Until the Turkish opposition leaders and politicians honestly face and criticize Turkey's history of crimes, slaughter and systematic racism, true democracy there will remain just a dream.

 

Uzay Bulut, a Turkish journalist, is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute.

Source: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/16886/turkey-nazi-sympathizer 

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We Need a Global Alliance to Defend Democracies - Richard Kemp

 

​ by Richard Kemp

If a country lacks the confidence to stick up for its own values at home, how is it to robustly defend its virtues against those who wish to undermine them?

  • Under a Biden administration, many will be mindful of the Obama-era sell-out of America's Middle East allies while accommodating the hostile Iranian ayatollahs.

  • Despite the optimistic indulgences by foreign policy experts and politicians over decades, China will not reform to allow normal coexistence within the world order but must instead be contained.

  • A modern alliance to resist today's "attempted subjugation and outside pressures" should focus not only on China and the immediate challenges of 5G technology and supply chains, but also on the other major strategic threats to democratic states.... The object should not be... to lecture governments such as Hungary, Poland and Romania... While [Biden] may find their internal policies unpalatable, they pose no threat to any other country.

  • An interests-based, rather than ideological, alliance of strategically like-minded democracies should be built, each with the economic power and will to counter the authoritarian entities that oppose the Free World.... The alliance should work to push back the authoritarians and radicals across the economic, cultural, political, cyber and technological realms and deny them access to critical infrastructure and technology as well as opportunities for cultural subversion. It should also act to deter their further advances.

  • An important function of the proposed alliance would be to encourage member states, and their allies against authoritarian and extremist entities, to both provide adequate defence resources and where necessary adapt and modernise forces to ensure credible deterrence.

  • If a country lacks the confidence to stick up for its own values at home, how is it to robustly defend its virtues against those who wish to undermine them? This weakness in Western democracies has already allowed great strides across the world by China, Russia and jihadism and has helped create the situation that a D10 alliance is now urgently needed to repair.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to use the G7 summit that Britain is hosting in 2021 to launch the "D10", intended as an alliance of democracies to counter China. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to use the G7 summit that Britain is hosting in 2021 to launch the "D10", intended as an alliance of democracies to counter China.

His proposal is for the G7 group of leading industrialised nations to be joined by Australia, South Korea and India. The focus would be on developing 5G telecommunications technology to reduce dependence on Huawei and the Chinese Communist Party as well as reliance on essential medical supplies from China.

President-elect Joe Biden put forward a somewhat similar initiative in 2019 and it is widely believed that he plans to convene a "Summit for Democracies" in 2021. It appears his intention is broader than Mr Johnson's both in scope and participation, and that it includes promoting liberal democratic values across the world.

This raises the spectre of abortive efforts at democracy-building in the Middle East and South Asia in the years after 9/11. It would be ill-judged and it fails to recognise a changed world in which allegiance to the US has been devalued as economic incentives from China to many countries, including democracies, have significantly grown. Confidence in US leadership has also been substantially undermined by interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan, which today are widely regarded as failures. Under a Biden administration, many will be mindful of the Obama-era sell-out of America's Middle East allies while accommodating the hostile Iranian ayatollahs.

In other words, while the spread and development of Western-style democracy should of course be encouraged, something of more concrete utility to national self-interest than a liberal-left world view needs to be on offer. Instead of attempting an ideological programme to duplicate American democracy around the world, the US should work with the UK on a version of Mr Johnson's action-oriented D10 proposal, but significantly expanded in scope.

This would recognise that, despite the optimistic indulgences by foreign policy experts and politicians over decades, China will not reform to allow normal coexistence within the world order but must instead be contained. As British Chief of Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter said in a speech this month:

"What's needed is a catalyst somewhat like George Kennan's 'long telegram' in which he observed that peaceful coexistence with the Soviet Union in 1946 was unlikely to work. This led to the Truman Doctrine of containment which provided the basis of US and Western strategy throughout the Cold War."

The Truman Doctrine transformed US foreign policy towards the Soviet Union from an alliance against fascism to the prevention of Soviet expansion across the globe. As President Truman said in a speech to Congress in 1947: "It must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or outside pressures".

A modern alliance to resist today's "attempted subjugation and outside pressures" should focus not only on China and the immediate challenges of 5G technology and supply chains, but also on the other major strategic threats to democratic states. There is no doubt that China constitutes by far the greatest challenge and is likely to do so for generations to come. The alliance, however, should also be aimed at Russia, which dedicates significant efforts to undermine US and allied foreign policy and society and to subvert Western democracies on top of its regional aggression in the Ukraine, the Baltic states, the Middle East and elsewhere. Relations between China and Russia have been steadily improving, with their interests converging in many areas, especially where they oppose the West. Some believe a formal strategic coalition between the two could emerge.

The alliance should also oppose the threat from North Korea with its growing nuclear capability, and Iran, which, although predominantly regionally-focused, sponsors terrorist attacks globally and has nuclear ambitions that pose a grave strategic danger.

Finally, the alliance should direct itself against the threat from global Sunni Islamic jihad, in terms of international terrorism from the likes of Al Qaida and Islamic State and also societal subversion by the Muslim Brotherhood and associated radical entities.

The object should not be another talking shop to extol the virtues of democracy or to press for domestic social and political reform. Nor, as Mr Biden will be inclined, to lecture governments such as Hungary, Poland and Romania, each of which he chastised in a 2018 speech in Copenhagen. While he may find their internal policies unpalatable, they pose no threat to any other country.

Instead, an interests-based, rather than ideological, alliance of strategically like-minded democracies should be built, each with the economic power and will to counter the authoritarian entities that oppose the Free World. Such an alliance would aim to support others in defending themselves against the authoritarian and extremist entities, and encompass friendly countries that are not democracies and include nations likely to be out of favour with the administration, such as Saudi Arabia and Brazil.

Despite some common characteristics, this will be no re-run of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. The complexities today are far greater. Globalisation, economic inter-dependence, cyber vulnerability, environmental concerns, the priority assigned to climate change and connectivity on so many other levels mean there is a continuing imperative to remain widely engaged with those who must at the same time be contained by this endeavour. In addition, the potency of asymmetric, unconventional and unattributable conflict is significantly greater today, particularly in the cyber realm.

The threats posed by each of the authoritarian and radical entities and levels of dependency upon them affect countries to substantially different degrees. Given this and the realities of varying domestic political perspectives, strategic cultures, economic dependencies and national foreign policy priorities, there should be no realistic expectation of universal congruence across a broad alliance. Indeed, the D10, whatever form it takes, should not be a formalised NATO-like structure with a charter, endless staffs, bureaucracies and the need for consensus to secure action.

Rather, it should be a flexible forum of nation-states playing their own roles in containing a common series of threats against them. The objective, and indeed the litmus test, of American leadership would be to persuade all or most members of the alliance to act in concert against all major challenges.

For such an alliance to be formed and sustained over the long term, however, it would be necessary to accept that in some situations there might be unanimity of action whereas in others a group of members might decide to act together. Such a pragmatic formula should prevent the paralysis that is often characteristic of more orthodox international bodies such as the UN Security Council, the EU and NATO, while generating the kind of international synergy against global threats that is needed today to enable rapid and concerted action as well as long-term strategic policy.

The alliance should work to push back the authoritarians and radicals across the economic, cultural, political, cyber and technological spectrums and deny them access to critical infrastructure and technology as well as opportunities for cultural subversion. The alliance should also act to deter their further advances. For example, China or Russia would be aware that any crisis they precipitated against one state could quickly expand, drawing in other alliance members, potentially developing into a major challenge to them and giving pause as to whether creating the threat would be worth the cost. A similar range of deterrence could also be effective against states such as Iran that are tempted to use terror proxies or sponsor radicals opposed to the West.

Instruments available to the alliance include diplomatic, trade and economic incentives and coercion as well as technological edge. Military conflict would not be the intention. On the contrary, as US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley said only a few days ago of conflict with China and Russia: "they are wars that must not be fought, where the measure of success is not military victory but deterrence". As General Milley knows better than most, however, deterrence through economic, diplomatic and technological means needs to be backed by the added muscle of strong and effective military force and the unmistakable political will to use it if necessary.

Logically, division of deterrent military effort would be made on a regional basis with an agreement on more flexible deployments when necessary. This would give European nations primary responsibility for countering Russia, as well as Chinese, Iranian and jihadist security threats in the region, freeing US forces to focus on the Indo-Pacific. However, Europe's track record on its own security is far from encouraging, underlined by the refusal of most European countries even to meet their NATO defence spending commitments. An important function of the proposed alliance would be to encourage member states, and their allies against authoritarian and extremist entities, to both provide adequate defence resources and where necessary adapt and modernise forces to ensure credible deterrence.

Such an alliance would be faced with a Catch-22 problem, which did not exist to anything like the same degree in the Cold War. Wide-based moral conviction within member states is needed to underpin political will. Creeping cultural relativism has severely infected many Western democracies, especially in Europe, and today threatens to engulf even the US polity. This has been accompanied by a determination to enrich and empower adversaries by engaging in business with them with little patriotic or moral restraint.

The latest example is the EU's trade pact with China, signed on 30 December. This is despite concerns raised by some politicians about forced labour, especially among the Uighur minority, human rights in Hong Kong and China's role in the Coronavirus pandemic. An unusual intervention, urging policy coordination with the US by President-elect Biden, was ignored.

If a country lacks the confidence to stick up for its own values at home, how is it to robustly defend its virtues against those who wish to undermine them? This weakness in Western democracies has already allowed great strides across the world by China, Russia and jihadism and has helped create the situation that a D10 alliance is now urgently needed to repair.

 

Colonel Richard Kemp is a former British Army Commander. He was also head of the international terrorism team in the U.K. Cabinet Office and is now a writer and speaker on international and military affairs.

Source: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/16904/global-alliance-democracies 

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