The bait and switch of election “security”: Timeline nuggets from a colluding cabal

Who’s disinforming whom?

A great deal has come out from the “Twitter files” about the collusion of federal government agencies, Big Tech and social media, legacy/left-wing media, and “civil society” organizations (think-tanks, self-appointed “watchdog” groups) to silence legitimate speech, and to do so on a thoroughly biased basis.

Although the pattern demonstrated in Twitter correspondence has related to several topics, one of the most important is suppression of reporting on Hunter Biden, his laptop, and the Biden family ties to foreign governments and companies.  The files, and testimony prompted by their revelations, have clarified that systematic collusion was behind suppression of information about the Hunter Biden laptop in the weeks just before the November 2020 election.

In fact, there’s good reason to posit a connection between suppression of the laptop story on social media, Continue reading “The bait and switch of election “security”: Timeline nuggets from a colluding cabal”


Passover Greetings for 2023

Chag Sameach Pesach.

As often when Passover approaches, there is some trouble in the house of Israel in 2023.

Israel has been there before.  If trouble were going to take Israel down, it would have done so by now.

Passover is now upon us, and it’s time to celebrate the goodness and provision of Almighty God.  His eternal promises to Israel stand; they are made whole in His power, and no other.

May His blessings be showered on the faithful who commemorate the tremendous events of some 3,300 years ago (according to the Jewish Virtual Library), when the Hebrew people departed from slavery in Egypt.

A couple of video selections to set the pace. Continue reading “Passover Greetings for 2023”

Brief meditation on weaponized use of language: “DEI” and “disinformation”

Tools to dangle us with.

I’m not quite sure why the “equity” in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) has suddenly become a hot topic in the conservative punditry.  It seems to have erupted in the last 72 hours.

But the eruption is a nice opportunity to drop a few observations on the use of language entailed in the DEI formulation.  I had occasion to tweet this weekend about the same use of language with the term “disinformation,” as it is deployed by Western cultural planners today, so I’m including that in the discussion.

I commend to you the discussions of others. Continue reading “Brief meditation on weaponized use of language: “DEI” and “disinformation””

New Year 2023

Light overcomes darkness.

There is light in the darkness, TOC friends.  Don’t be daunted by the storm clouds, lightning, and noise.  The arc of history bends toward the light, and we here in these living generations are witness to history’s great show.

Why is this so? Because we’re the ones who are here.  We are only inadequate to the moment if we choose to be.  Regular correspondents know where I think the choice about that lies.  Our sufficiency is not of ourselves. Continue reading “New Year 2023”

World crisis: Raiders of the lost files

Fording the Rubicon.

Those who identify the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago as a crisis of the Republic are quite correct, and I am gravely concerned it’s a bigger crisis than anyone is thinking. 

The reason for that is what ensued a few hours after the raid, which reportedly occurred in the “pre-dawn” hours of 8 August 2022 in Palm Beach.

Numerous TV news commentators pointed out Monday evening that nothing like this raid on the former president’s home has happened before in U.S. history.  Americans aren’t the only ones who know that.  We’re also not the only ones who know that proper procedure was ignored by the raiding team, according to witnesses.  The FBI team should have allowed Trump’s lawyers to be present everywhere items were seized, but didn’t (the lawyers were reportedly excluded altogether); Continue reading “World crisis: Raiders of the lost files”