The Unvarnished Labor Day

As this article originated in 2007, there is of course, no mention of coronavirus or Black Lives Matter. Kind of refreshing! Still lots of socialism/communism though.

from Forbes:

The History Of Labor Day

Most of the world marks Labor Day on May 1 with parades and rallies. Americans celebrate it in early September, by heading to the beach or firing up the grill. Why the discrepancy? Here’s a hint: The answer would have been a great disappointment to Frederick Engels.

Engels, the co-author of The Communist Manifesto, had high hopes for May Day, which originated in the United States. When the socialist-dominated organization known as the Second International jumped on the American bandwagon and adopted May 1 as International Labor Day, Engels confidently expected the proletariats of Europe and America to merge into one mighty labor movement and sweep capitalism into the dustbin of history.

Things didn’t work out that way, of course, and the divergent Labor Day celebrations are part of the story. read more

Video Podcast – Orwell Predicted 2020 and it Wasn’t Hard

by: Brent Smith

Everyone knows the name George Orwell. Likely from his two most famous novels – 1984 about an all-powerful government and “Big Brother,” is watching you.

And Animal Farm, about the proletariat uprising of farm animals against their bourgeois overlord farmer.

He also penned some quite prescient quotes, from 80 or so years ago.

Allow me to analyze some of them.

As I go through them, I think you’ll agree that George Orwell as much as predicted the very happenings we are experiencing today. read more

Minneapolis Chooses Thugs over Small Business

from the Blaze:

Minneapolis salon owner says rioters burned her building to the ground and then the city stuck her with a $200K bill

Are you kidding?

The owner of a Minneapolis salon set on fire during riots over George Floyd’s death in May, said recently that rather than helping her rebuild her business, state and local officials opted to tear down the building and stick her with the bill.

“I haven’t gotten anything, not a penny,” Flora Westbrooks, the owner of Flora’s Hair Designs, told “Fox & Friends” on Thursday after host Peter Doocy asked her how much aid she had received from the government. read more

Left Says Prepare for War

from the Daily Caller:

Washington Post Op-Ed Suggests Americans May Need To Prepare For War On Election Night If Biden Doesn’t Win In A Landslide

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A Washington Post op-ed published Thursday suggested Americans should prepare for war if the election result is anything but a landslide for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. read more

Video Podcast – The Covid-19 Pandemic is a Scandal without Equal

by: Brent Smith

After reading a recent article by Daniel Horowitz (and others) I can think of nothing more scandalous, nothing more damaging to American society, war not withstanding – no greater waste of resources and riches, no greater loss of life and liberty – than the 2020 coronavirus scam.

The lies we’ve been fed for months of the seriousness of Covid-19, and the utter incompetence of supposed virus “experts” is both maddening and saddening beyond belief.

And what’s most infuriating is that virtually none of what I’m about to share is revelatory.

The Covid-19 pandemic is a scandal without equal, and after watching, I think you’ll agree that this is the first epidemic that has become about control instead of public safety.

Trump’s Whistle Stop Tour

from the American Spectator:

Trump Hits Campaign Trail As Biden Hits Skids

The Democratic Party’s leadership and the Biden presidential campaign have once again underestimated the President and his reelection team. They assumed that, deprived of his trademark stadium rallies by coronavirus concerns, Trump would be unable to connect with the electorate and consequently fail to overcome the former Vice President’s purported lead. But a Republican National Convention whose tone was so much more positive and technically professional than its querulous and clumsy DNC counterpart, combined with Trump’s eminently presidential acceptance speech, is already eroding Biden’s poll numbers. Several major surveys released after the GOP convention show the President closing the gap as his campaign adapts to political realities imposed by the pandemic. read more

Months of Covid Suffering – All for NOTHING!!

from the Right Scoop:

New CDC report reveals 94% of COVID deaths weren’t just COVID; Also 90% testing positives are false positives!

A new report out by the CDC reveals that 94% of COVID deaths in the US weren’t just COVID, meaning they all had other “health conditions and contributing causes:”

CBS 2 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data last week that depicts how many Americans who have died from COVID-19 also had contributing conditions.

According to the report, only 6% of deaths have COVID-19 as the only cause mentioned, revealing that 94% of patients who died from coronavirus also had other “health conditions and contributing causes.”

The CDC listed the following as the top underlying medical conditions linked to coronavirus deaths:

Influenza and pneumonia
Respiratory failure
Hypertensive disease
Diabetes
Vascular and unspecified dementia
Cardiac arrest
Heart failure
Renal failure
Intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning and other adverse events
Other medical conditions

The CDC explains that their data uses provisional death counts to “deliver the most complete and accurate picture of lives lost to COVID-19.”

These numbers are based on death certificates, which the organization says are the most reliable source of data. Death certificates reportedly contain information that is not available anywhere else and includes comorbid conditions, race and ethnicity and place of death.

The CDC says provisional death counts may not match counts from other sources, such as numbers from county health departments, because death certificates take time to be completed, states report at different rates, it takes officials extra time to code COVID-19 deaths, and because other reporting systems use different definitions or methods for counting deaths.

In other words, it’s the vulnerable who are vulnerable to the virus. What about the rest of us and all of this lockdown madness?

Read more

WND Exclusive – The Dems opened the crazies’ box, now it’s too late to shut it

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

The left figured out decades ago that anger and division were their friends and the only way to prevail against common sense and an individual’s self-interest.

For decades the left has been able to just crack open Pandora’s radical leftist box. They’ve successfully been able to allow just enough crazy out while sitting on the lid of the box, thus maintaining control of their lunatic fringe.

The Democrats, with the help of their fellow travelers in the media, have for so long been able to control their crazies by placating them with endless promises and granting them a seat at the Democratic table, even if it is just the kids table.

But like the climate, things change. They must.

In their arrogance, their hubris, the Dems wrongly assumed that because they had the strength to hold the box’s lid shut in the past, it will always be this way. read more

Video Podcast – Our Public Education System is Beyond Repair

by: Brent Smith

It’s time for us all to admit that THE public school system is broken beyond repair. And I guess that’s only half right. It is beyond repair, but it’s not broken – it’s infested. We can never return to a time when public schools simply taught the 3 R’s.

And the fault lies squarely on the teachers unions.

It’s taken a couple of generations, but here we are. In case you’re unaware, a generation is considered about 20-30 years, so it’s actually about right on time – like it was formulated or planned back in the sixties – because it was. And it really couldn’t have happened any sooner than this.

It took the first generation of children to watch, learn and buy into this new Marxist counter-culture. Then they grew up to become the academics of today, replacing the older, more reasonable teachers.

The teachers union is no longer just a “collective” bargaining tool. It’s a hammer wielded by radicals. read more

Some More Happy Covid Related news from Denver

from Conservative Review:

In 2 weeks in Denver, more people died of heart attacks in lockdown than of coronavirus

Coronavirus data display

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Something uncanny happens when the government exaggerates the threat level of one particular virus and tells people they must stay home. People get scared and stay home … even when they are having a heart attack. A new study indicates that more people might have died at home from untreated heart attacks for fear of coming to hospitals than from coronavirus in Denver, Colorado. This would be yet another example of the man-made plague of lockdown and fear causing more deaths than the virus itself. read more