February 11th, 2021 3-5PM ET
Thursday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Sacred Fire of Liberty!
It’s that time of the week where we get to explore the political healing that this country needs so desperately! Jonathan Emord is back to help us dissect the latest political news that’s fit to print:
Greenwald blasts Facebook for censoring dissenting COVID-19 vaccine opinions Journalist Glenn Greenwald is blasting Facebook for its decision to crackdown on users posting comments about the coronavirus vaccine that undermine official information being provided by “authorities.” Greenwald, a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter, said social media giants like Facebook are under immense pressure from mainstream media outlets to censor dissenting opinion. “I think it’s so important to recognize that Silicon Valley companies are not the ones who want to do this. They would rather stay as far away from censoring, and arbitrating, and intervening, and keeping people off their platforms, not because they’re noble and nice, but because it’s in their business self-interest not to do it. They’re being pressured to do it,” he told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Tuesday evening. “This is what’s so amazing, by CNN, and NBC, and New York Times who are saying every time you allow information over your platform that we think is wrong, we’re going to shame you, we’re going to disgrace you,” Greenwald continued.
YouTube Blacklists LifeSite News Google-owned YouTube has banned LifeSite News, one of the leading sources of pro-life news and commentary on the web. Gualberto Garcia Jones, VP of LifeSite News, told Breitbart News that the site had anticipated censorship from Big Tech companies, and has already established a presence on alternative platforms including Gab, Rumble, MeWe, and Telegram, and encouraged readers to follow them there. “The truth is, we’ve been anticipating this for some time,” said Garcia Jones. “YouTube, along with other Big Tech corporations, are simply not interested in allowing anyone to dissent from their state-approved, liberal ideology.” “Fortunately, we’ve already taken preemptive measures to ensure the truth will continue to reach the ears of those most in need of it in these dictatorial times.” In a comment to Breitbart News, a YouTube spokeswoman, said that LifeSite was banned from the platform due to violations of its “COVID-19 misinformation” policy. “In accordance with our long standing strikes system, we terminated the channel LifeSite News Media for repeatedly violating our COVID-19 misinformation policy, which prohibits content that promotes prevention methods that contradict local health authorities or WHO,” said the spokeswoman.
Trump could easily steal Republican voters for new party Roughly 70% of Republicans said in a new poll that they’d either definitely or “maybe” join a political party formed by Donald Trump. As Bernie Sanders might say: That’s yuuge. Yuuge enough to set Republicans in Congress on notice about the political perils of impeachment, at least. The party is not the party. According to CBS News/YouGov, 33% of Republicans asked if they’d join a political party formed by Trump said “yes”; another 37% said “maybe.” Only 30% completely dismissed the idea and said “no.” And fully 71% said that Republicans in Congress who supported or continue to support the impeachment and conviction of Trump are “disloyal.” That’s compared to 29% who considered these pro-impeach types “principled.” There are at least 10 Republicans who maybe could’ve benefited from this poll last month — before joining Democrats in the vote to impeach Trump. Right? More and more Americans are awakening to the sad truth that the parties in Washington, D.C., do not represent their interests and wills so much as those of their elitist members. It’s one thing to stand on principle for the system — as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has, and does and no doubt, always will. The country needs strong political leaders who can keep a firm hand on process and order and calm steering through partisan storms. But it’s another thing to claim to stand on principle while throwing the president from one’s own party under the bus — as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has, and does, and no doubt, always will.
EXCLUSIVE-Dozens of former Republican officials in talks to form anti-Trump third party Dozens of former Republican officials, who view the party as unwilling to stand up to former President Donald Trump and his attempts to undermine U.S. democracy, are in talks to form a center-right breakaway party, four people involved in the discussions told Reuters. The early stage discussions include former elected Republicans, former officials in the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Trump, ex-Republican ambassadors and Republican strategists, the people involved say. More than 120 of them held a Zoom call last Friday to discuss the breakaway group, which would run on a platform of “principled conservatism,” including adherence to the Constitution and the rule of law – ideas those involved say have been trashed by Trump. The plan would be to run candidates in some races but also to endorse center-right candidates in others, be they Republicans, independents or Democrats, the people say. Evan McMullin, who was chief policy director for the House Republican Conference and ran as an independent in the 2016 presidential election, told Reuters that he co-hosted the Zoom call with former officials concerned about Trump’s grip on Republicans and the nativist turn the party has taken. Three other people confirmed to Reuters the call and the discussions for a potential splinter party, but asked not to be identified.
Hillary Clinton: If Trump is acquitted, it’s ‘because the jury includes his co-conspirators’ Hillary Clinton weighed in on former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial this week, suggesting in a tweet that if the Senate ultimately votes to acquit him, it will only be because “the jury includes his co-conspirators.” “If Senate Republicans fail to convict Donald Trump, it won’t be because the facts were with him or his lawyers mounted a competent defense,” Clinton, the former secretary of state, tweeted Wednesday morning. “It will be because the jury includes his co-conspirators.” Her tweet came before the second day of Trump’s impeachment trial, during which Democratic impeachment managers played never-before-seen footage showing how close rioters came to lawmakers during the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol attack. The impeachment managers are trying to tie Trump’s actions, including his refusal to accept the results of the November election, directly to the actions by a mob of his supporters who ransacked the Capitol at the beginning of January. Five people, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer, died during the attack. When the trial concludes, the Senate will have to decide whether to convict Trump of incitement of insurrection. Although Democrats hope to gain at least some Senate Republican votes, it’s unlikely that they’ll garner the support of 17 GOP members, the number needed to hit the 67-vote threshold required for Trump’s conviction.
The Authoritarians: Their Assault on Individual Liberty, the Constitution, and Free Enterprise from the 19th Century to the Present
Jonathan W. Emord is one of the nation’s foremost experts on constitutional and administrative law and has practiced before the federal courts and agencies for thirty-five years. In The Authoritarians, Emord reveals the untold story and largely hidden practices of Authoritarians who have worked inside the United States government to undermine the Constitution and override rights protections since the earliest days of the Progressive Era.Emord traces the intellectual origins of Authoritarianism to its Hegelian roots in Germany. He shows how legions of academics, trained to hate the American system of government, became predominant in the major universities of America, entered government as top advisors, and successfully orchestrated an overthrow of the Constitution’s limits on power which put the rights of individuals in jeopardy from the Progressive Era through the New Deal to today. In The Authoritarians, readers learn how Authoritarians endorsed forced sterilization of 60,000 American citizens whom they deemed “undesirable” and “unfit”. Readers also learn how Authoritarians selectively created monopolies and overcame the constitutional limits on government power the Founding Fathers put in the Constitution to prevent tyranny, thus ushering in the foundation for a socialist state.
In The Authoritarians, Emord reveals the lies told by advocates of the Black Lives Matter organization, Antifa, and the 1619 Project. He presents the startling fact that the first slaves in the Jamestown Colony in 1619 were not blacks, but whites and that in the antebellum South slave owners were not only white, but black. Readers also learn the inherent failings of socialism; the tremendous cost it imposes on human lives; and the grave threat to the survival and success of liberty and justice in America posed by Authoritarians such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Ed Markey, Joe Biden, and Kamala Harris. The Authoritarians unveils a detailed strategy for restoring constitutional protection for individual rights and fending off the horrors of a socialist tidal wave now drenching America.
Hour 2 – Special Guest Jefferey Jaxen
Jefferey Jaxen is a researcher, independent investigative journalist, writer and voice for health freedom on the front lines of society’s shift towards higher consciousness. Jefferey is constantly working behind the scenes to spotlight the untold, censored and under-reported stories of our time. His mission in life is to teach & empower others to take back their power and heal themselves. As a compelling writer, active researcher, and creative force his work has been catapulted into the mainstream. Jefferey was recently featured in the documentary The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest. His writing has been featured by RT, Natural News, InfoWars, Collective-Evolution, Waking Times, GreenMedInfo, The Truth About Cancer and countless others. Along with being a regular guest on national and international television networks and radio shows, his articles are read by tens of thousands weekly. In addition, he has set himself apart with his growing library of unique and original spoken word pieces.
How Officials Responded to the Coronavirus Has Set Science & Public Health Back It didn’t take long for the corporate media machine to crank out the derogating early into the coronavirus response. Labels such as skeptics, anti-science, conspiracy theorists and many others were hurled indiscriminately to neutralize certain voices and information coming from both the public to esteemed members of the scientific community. Why? In the early fog of the coronavirus response, counterintuitive and unprecedented steps were accepted by a frightened public and paralyzed medical community simply because of the lack of information about Covid-19. Yet when the data (and negative consequences) began rolling in, questions were asked and better ways were suggested. Ignored at first, then increasingly met with censorship and targeted suppression campaigns. In October, the Great Barrington Declaration suggested an approach that balanced the risks and benefits by allowing those who are at minimal risk of death to live their lives normally to build up immunity to the virus through natural infection, while better protecting those who are at highest risk. It was called Focused Protection…and the pro-lockdown media went to war with the idea. As the hard lockdowns took hold, opioid deaths sky-rocked, mental health disparities in children increased and unemployment steadily rose. All the while, public health officials arrogantly scoffed at alternatives. Cancer screenings were missed, heart attacks went unattended to and nursing homes became killing fields. Yet the results and hard science in juxtaposition of the ‘official’ narrative, clumsy and harmful as it has been, couldn’t be focused on. Instead of facing the hard questions, it was easier to viciously target and silence those who asked them. Pro-lockdown governors are now grandstanding on opening schools citing the science and common sense, it was Dr. Scott Atlas who was crucified for suggesting it and communicating the same science in June of 2020.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has been banned from Instagram Instagram on Wednesday took down the account of controversial anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. “We removed this account for repeatedly sharing debunked claims about the coronavirus or vaccines,” a spokesperson for Facebook, which owns Instagram, said in a statement. Kennedy, the son of late former US Attorney General, US Senator and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, has repeatedly spoken out against vaccines. He has lobbied Congress to give parents exemptions from state requirements that mandate they vaccinate their children. The lifelong Democrat downplays his anti-vaccine views, though, by saying that he is actually in favor of safe vaccines and noting that all of his children have been vaccinated. Kennedy’s Facebook page, with more than 300,000 followers, was still active at the time of publication. The company spokesperson said there were no plans to take down that page “at this time.” Children’s Health Defense, the nonprofit group Kennedy chairs that expresses skepticism about the health benefits of vaccines, said it could not immediately comment on Instagram’s actions.
Player, agent say most NBA players reluctant about coronavirus vaccine They’re hardly alone within the NBA. That’s a MAJOR issue amid the coronavirus pandemic. Getting vaccinated is the best way for NBA players to protect themselves and those around them, end strict protocols and keep the league’s revenue flowing with fewer interruptions. Sam Amick, Joe Vardon and David Aldridge of The Athletic:“I want the shot as soon as possible,” one player said, “but that’s definitely the dissenting point of view in the NBA.”One player agent said that “at least half, if not more” of the league’s players are reluctant to take the vaccine NBA senior vice president of medical affairs Dr. Leroy Sims is educating teams on the coronavirus vaccine. That’s great and important. There is understandable skepticism, especially among Black people. Government health officials have a long history of misleading on these issues – from the Tuskegee experiment to present day. But coronavirus vaccines, according to every credible doctor and scientist to evaluate them, are safe and effective. Thankfully, people have expressed more willingness to get vaccinated as their ability to actually get the shot approaches. Unfortunately, we have significant shortages of doses. NBA players – young and generally healthy – are not among the high-priority groups.
MLB players to wear electronic contact tracing wristbands during spring training Major League Baseball players, on-field staff and non-playing personnel who require access to them at ballparks must wear electronic tracing wristbands from the start of spring training and face discipline for violations. Players will be encouraged to get vaccines but are not required to get them. That was part of upgraded health protocols agreed to by Major League Baseball and the players’ association to deal with the novel coronavirus pandemic. The 108-page operations manual, agreed to Monday night and obtained by The Associated Press, expands on the 101-page version used during the shortened 2020 season. “Every covered Individual must wear a Kinexon contact tracing device at all times while in club facilities and during club directed travel and while engaged in team activities, including group workouts and practices,” the manual says. “Repeated failure to wear the devices or repeated failure to return the devices to the Kinexon device docking station may be a basis for discipline,” the manual says. The manual states violations of the MLB or club codes of conduct or of spring training home quarantine “are subject to potential discipline, including but not limited to suspension or forfeiture of salary for days spent away from the club while in mandatory self-isolation or quarantine resulting from the violation.” Player discipline would be subject to the just cause provisions of the collective bargaining agreement. “Vaccination for COVID-19 will be voluntary for all players. However, MLB and the MLBPA will strongly encourage players to undergo vaccination at the appropriate time,” the manual states.
Question of The Day!
G’day from down under (the new China)! can you recommend a good naturopath &/or homeopath in sydney australia?? everything here is about big pharma. my family would like a better alternative. thanks!! -Frank
Answer from Meryl Dorey: Hi Don – the best thing I can recommend is that they visit this website – www.atms.com.au. That is the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. There, they can search for natural therapy practitioners in their area and also see what they specialise in to help them choose the best possible provider. There is also www.acnem.org. That is the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. This is mostly medical doctors but there are also naturopathys, homeopaths, Chinese herbalists, etc there so between the 2 websites, they should be able to find the help they need.