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By Carl Horowitz on 01/27/2022

"Is This A Sovereign Nation / Or Just A Police State?" Eric Clapton, COVID, And Immigration

See also by Carl Horowitz: Marx Got It Right: Mass Immigration Wrecks Wages. Why Won’t America’s Resurgent Communists Admit It?

Rock virtuoso Eric Clapton is learning the hard way that challenging the Leftist Narrative in 2022 is dangerous. For the last year or so, he has been singing and speaking against mandatory Flu Manchu vaccines and other totalitarian virus diktats. His reward has not, however, been applause for Raging Against The Machine, for Speaking Truth To Power, or, as they used to say when Clapton was becoming one of the brightest stars in Rock n’ Roll’s firmament, having the courage to Question Authority. Instead, the Thought Police have dredged up that he spoke in colorful terms in favor of the great British anti-immigration patriot Enoch Powell 45 years ago. Thought crimes, of course, have no statute of limitations.

The recent trouble began for the 76-year-old rocker after he received two AstraZeneca vaccinations. Unexpected—and frightening—symptoms ensued.

“I took the first jab of AZ and straight away had severe reactions which lasted ten days. I recovered eventually and was told it would be twelve weeks before the second one,” Clapton wrote:

About six weeks later I was offered and took the second AZ shot, but with a little more knowledge of the dangers. Needless to say the reactions were disastrous, my hands and feet were either frozen, numb or burning, and pretty much useless for two weeks, I feared I would never play again, (I suffer with peripheral neuropathy and should never have gone near the needle.) But the propaganda said the vaccine was safe for everyone. [Eric Clapton’s Anti-Vaccine Diatribe Blames ‘Propaganda’ for ‘Disastrous’ Experience, by Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, May 16, 2021]

The experience caused him to rethink whether immunization is necessary and whether mandated vaccines and “social distancing” are worth the loss of liberty. In solidarity with musicians who couldn’t find live gigs, he now won’t perform at venues that require proof of vaccination.

Belfast-born Van Morrison is likewise appalled by the Covid hysteria. Recognizing their mutual interest, Morrison and Clapton recorded Morrison’s Stand and Deliver, released in December 2020. Sung by Clapton, this dark slice of Dylanesque blues urges listeners to recognize the totalitarian implications of enforced vaccines, isolation and lockdowns:

Do you wanna be a free man / Or do you wanna be a slave? / Do you wanna wear these chains? / Until you’re lying in the grave?

Proceeds from the song go to Morrison’s Save Live Music campaign. Morrison’s other inspiring antiauthoritarian protest songs include “Big Lie” and “Why Are You on Facebook?”

But joining what Leftists call “anti-vaxxers” and “science-deniers” has come with a price

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By Carl Horowitz on 01/27/2022

"Is This A Sovereign Nation / Or Just A Police State?" Eric Clapton, COVID, And Immigration

See also by Carl Horowitz: Marx Got It Right: Mass Immigration Wrecks Wages. Why Won’t America’s Resurgent Communists Admit It?

Rock virtuoso Eric Clapton is learning the hard way that challenging the Leftist Narrative in 2022 is dangerous. For the last year or so, he has been singing and speaking against mandatory Flu Manchu vaccines and other totalitarian virus diktats. His reward has not, however, been applause for Raging Against The Machine, for Speaking Truth To Power, or, as they used to say when Clapton was becoming one of the brightest stars in Rock n’ Roll’s firmament, having the courage to Question Authority. Instead, the Thought Police have dredged up that he spoke in colorful terms in favor of the great British anti-immigration patriot Enoch Powell 45 years ago. Thought crimes, of course, have no statute of limitations.

The recent trouble began for the 76-year-old rocker after he received two AstraZeneca vaccinations. Unexpected—and frightening—symptoms ensued.

“I took the first jab of AZ and straight away had severe reactions which lasted ten days. I recovered eventually and was told it would be twelve weeks before the second one,” Clapton wrote:

About six weeks later I was offered and took the second AZ shot, but with a little more knowledge of the dangers. Needless to say the reactions were disastrous, my hands and feet were either frozen, numb or burning, and pretty much useless for two weeks, I feared I would never play again, (I suffer with peripheral neuropathy and should never have gone near the needle.) But the propaganda said the vaccine was safe for everyone. [Eric Clapton’s Anti-Vaccine Diatribe Blames ‘Propaganda’ for ‘Disastrous’ Experience, by Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, May 16, 2021]

The experience caused him to rethink whether immunization is necessary and whether mandated vaccines and “social distancing” are worth the loss of liberty. In solidarity with musicians who couldn’t find live gigs, he now won’t perform at venues that require proof of vaccination.

Belfast-born Van Morrison is likewise appalled by the Covid hysteria. Recognizing their mutual interest, Morrison and Clapton recorded Morrison’s Stand and Deliver, released in December 2020. Sung by Clapton, this dark slice of Dylanesque blues urges listeners to recognize the totalitarian implications of enforced vaccines, isolation and lockdowns:

Do you wanna be a free man / Or do you wanna be a slave? / Do you wanna wear these chains? / Until you’re lying in the grave?

Proceeds from the song go to Morrison’s Save Live Music campaign. Morrison’s other inspiring antiauthoritarian protest songs include “Big Lie” and “Why Are You on Facebook?”

But joining what Leftists call “anti-vaxxers” and “science-deniers” has come with a price

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By Patrick J. Buchanan on 01/27/2022

"What do we mean by the Revolution? The war? That was no part of the revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The revolution was in the minds of the people."

What did John Adams mean when he wrote this to Thomas Jefferson in 1815, after both had served as president?

Adams was saying that America, the country that took up arms and fought for its independence from the British, was already a nation—before 1775.

America preexisted the Constitution, Adams is saying. America had been conceived and born before he and Jefferson began to write its Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia in 1776. America had come into being even before Lexington and Concord in 1775.

A corollary of what Adams wrote is that America, and the republic created by the Constitution, are not the same thing.

While America is a country, a republic is the form of government created for that country in Philadelphia in 1787.

"A republic if you can keep it," said Ben Franklin to the lady who had asked what kind of government they had created for the already existing nation, when he emerged from that constitutional convention.

What, then, are our elites bewailing when they say

By Ann Coulter on 01/26/2022

Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing a bill through the Florida legislature to put a stop to the modern pedagogy of making little girls cry because they’re white. The bill, called “Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees Act (WOKE),” prohibits classroom instruction that contradicts these concepts:

  • “No race is inherently superior to another race”;
  • “An individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, does not bear responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex”;
  • “An individual should not be made to feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race.”

The left has been having a sneer-fest over the proposed law, howling that it protects “white people” from feeling “uncomfortable.” SNOWFLAKES!

E.g.:

“A bill pushed by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that would prohibit public schools and private businesses from making white people feel ‘discomfort’ when they teach students or train employees about discrimination in the nation’s past …”—The Associated Press (emphasis added)

“The right likes to talk so much about, you know, snowflakes. It seems like they may be raising snowflakes because if they think people are going to be uncomfortable by the actual facts—facts are uncomfortable.”—CNN’s Don Lemon

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Marty Gottesfeld, 37, is an American political prisoner. There's just no other way to describe the self-taught, nonviolent techie/medical freedom activist now locked away in solitary confinement at a secret federal detention facility in Marion, Illinois—after being transferred this month from a different secret center in Terre Haute, Indiana. Both are known as "communications management units" (CMUs) in prison industrial complex bureaucrat-ese.

Or you could just call them un-American penitentiary black holes.

Twice—last June and this week—I've asked the Federal Bureau of Prisons to explain why Marty is being held in solitary confinement, how long he has been squirreled away and on what grounds he was transferred. "For privacy, safety, and security reasons," I was told, "the BOP does not discuss any individual inmate's conditions of confinement to include housing quarters or reasons for transfer." This past Sunday marked four full months that Marty has been in solitary and blocked from communicating with loved ones or the media.

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By Albemarle Man on 01/24/2022

The Regime Media is upset that the U.S. Supreme Court has accepted a case challenging Affirmative Action in college admissions [The Supreme Court adds affirmative action to its potential hit list, by Nina Totenberg, NPR, January 24, 2022]. And maybe it should be. In the famous case of Marbury v. Madison, Chief Justice John Marshall issued a ruling giving a result desired by the incoming Jefferson administration, namely the disqualification of a Judge appointed at the last minute by the much-loathed outgoing Adams administration. But the ruling also laid down long-term precedent—the right of the Supreme Court to overrule acts of Congress—completely adverse to what Jefferson himself wanted. Perhaps it is time for another Marbury v. Madison decision—this time for civil rights…including whites'.

SCOTUS’ actual grant of certiorari consolidates suits against Harvard and UNC—see Steve Sailer’s posts Harvard to Its Asian Rejects: It's Not You, It's Your Personality and Black Female Judge Rules U. Of North Carolina Can Continue Violating 14th Amendment As Long As It Makes Even The Most Transparent Effort To Obfuscate What It Is Doing—but if Harvard loses, so does Yale, which is being sued by the same people.

The suits seek to find their undergraduate admissions policies invalid under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 due to the apparent discrimination of such policies against Asians [The Supreme Court will hear two cases that are likely to end affirmative action, by Ian Millhiser, Vox, January 24, 2022]. If the elite universities lose, the result would be stark: the cutoff of all federal funding, including any tuition funding for their students.

What has been little noticed, however, is that this suit poses some significant and uncomfortable problems for the Supreme Court.

On one hand, the Court could follow the lead of the federal First Circuit Court of Appeals and simply say, in effect, that while more blacks is good, more Asians is bad

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