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Nailed ‘Em: Video Evidence Shows ‘Socially Just’ BLM Protesters Are Really Morally Bankrupt

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The concept of “social justice” has been co-opted by morally bankrupt organizations that seek not justice but power.

Andy Ngo, an independent journalist and photographer who lives under constant threat for his reporting on militant far-left groups such as antifa and Black Lives Matter, has captured a video that exposes BLM for what they really are: depraved nihilists.

A group of BLM protestors in Portland, Oregon, chanted two words in support of the convicted serial child molester who was shot and killed by Kyle Rittenhouse during the riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The leader of the group in Portland called out, “Say his name!” In response, BLM supporters chanted, “Joseph Rosenbaum.”

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Those familiar with BLM know that they make a practice of chanting the names of those they see as victims of “systemic racism.” They then make demands for social justice. If the demands aren’t met, no matter how outlandish, it’s going to get violent.

Joseph Rosenbaum is no victim. In the parlance of the Woke, he was an “oppressor” of the worst kind. Rosenbaum was a five-time sex offender. He was also white, as were the other two men who were shot by Rittenhouse that night in Kenosha. All three men had violent criminal records, as reported by Heavy.com.

Rosenbaum was sentenced to 10 years in prison in December 2002 for sexual contact with a minor. All five of his victims were minor boys, according to the outlet. Among the charges were anal rape, oral sex and masturbating in front of a 15-year-old.

Rosenbaum had a troubled past, to put it lightly. His other crimes ranged from probation violations to violent assaults.

If left unchecked, Rosenbaum would have likely added the murder of Rittenhouse to his litany of criminal offenses. Rittenhouse shot and killed Rosenbaum before that could happen.

Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges. It was plain to anybody who watched the trial that the young man was protecting his life from a series of violent assaults, a clear-cut case of self-defense if there ever was one.

For BLM to chant the name, “Joseph Rosenbaum,” as if he was some kind of martyr is the height of hypocrisy. Unless the cause he was martyred for is violence itself.

Maybe violence is the cause groups like this champion. BLM instigated over 500 violent riots in the summer of 2020, according to the Washington Examiner.

It has become common practice for leftist activists and politicians to claim the moral high ground. The constant virtue signaling by BLM and other extremists suggests they understand the concept of virtue. They do not. They are violent thugs.

When somebody repeatedly makes the claim that they are virtuous, watch out. Actions speak louder than words.

BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors has admitted to being a learned Marxist. That says it all. Marxists are well known for their past actions.

According to The Heritage Foundation, during China’s communist Cultural Revolution, “The total number of dead from 1959 to 1961 was between 30 million and 40 million — the population of California.”

When virtue is equated with violence, all hell follows with it. Portland BLM protesters effectively dubbing serial sex offender Joseph Rosenbaum as a martyr for social justice is to crown violence and depravity as the highest of virtues.

How many must die before the Marxist appetite is sated?

I agree that it is critical to revisit the concept of justice in America. Instead of BLM or antifa, we should consult the wise men of the past like Socrates and Aristotle.

We might even go so far as to look back at a book wholly dedicated to truth and justice: the Holy Bible.

God help us all.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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NYT Writer Argues Adoption More ‘Dangerous and Potentially Traumatic’ Than Abortion in Op-Ed

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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which centers around Mississippi’s ban on most abortions after the fifteenth week of pregnancy.

With a conservative majority in the Court, the right’s pipe dream of overturning Roe v. Wade, or at least rolling back abortion rights, appears to be within reach. Naturally, this development has escalated the public debate over what is, arguably, the most divisive issue of our time.

An op-ed in The New York Times written by Elizabeth Spiers, a Democratic digital strategist who was adopted as an infant, argues that adoption is “infinitely more difficult, expensive, dangerous and potentially traumatic than terminating a pregnancy during its early stages.”

She criticizes Justice Amy Coney Barrett for suggesting that “adoption is some kind of idyllic fairy tale.” Spiers writes, “My own adoption actually was what many would consider idyllic. I was raised by two adoptive parents, Alice and Terry, from the time I was an infant, and grew up in a home where I knew every day that I was loved. A few years ago, I found my biological mother, Maria, and three siblings I didn’t know I had via a DNA test and Facebook.”

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“The first time I spoke to Maria on the phone — she lives in Alabama, not too far from my parents, and I live in Brooklyn — she apologized repeatedly for giving me up and told me she loved me and that I would always be family. ‘You are blood,’ she would say later. I told her, and continue to tell her, every time she brings it up, that the apology is unnecessary. I had a wonderful childhood and I believe she had made the right decision. But she remains heartbroken about the years we missed together.”

Spiers “resent[s] being used as a political football by the right. I believe that abortion is a form of health care and that every woman should have access to it if she needs it … I resent it on behalf of Maria, who found the choice she made traumatizing and still feels that pain, 44 years later.”

Does Spiers think Maria would be less traumatized if she had aborted her?

Maria had several children already and felt it would be too difficult financially and perhaps emotionally to raise another child, so she delivered Spiers and turned her over to parents who could (and did) offer her a childhood of abundance and attention.

Does Spiers op-ed convince you that having an abortion is easier than suffering through the trauma associated with adoption?

I would argue that Maria’s heartbreak would be greater if she’d opted to abort Spiers.

I know several women who had abortions with men they later married and raised families with. Each has told me they often think about the child who would have been their first born.

Spiers continues: “While pregnant, they will undergo the bonding with a child that happens by biological design as an embryo develops into a living, breathing, conscious human. And then that child will be taken away.”

“The right likes to suggest that abortion is a traumatic experience for women — a last resort, a painful memory. But adoption is often just as traumatic as the right thinks abortion is, if not more so, as a woman has to relinquish not a lump of cells but a fully formed baby she has lived with for nine months. I’m a mother myself … As anyone who has gestated a human will tell you, there is a vast difference between the fourth week of pregnancy and the 40th.”

I have three children. Rather than viewing them as “a lump of cells” in the early months of pregnancy, I was awestruck by the knowledge that a new life was growing within me. And that was long before I felt the first little flutters of movement, the point at which Spiers believes “a kind of biological brainwashing” begins which “happens whether you want to be a parent or not.”

FYI, Ms. Spiers, most women would call it bonding or even love, rather than “a kind of biological brainwashing.”

“She [Justice Coney Barrett] blithely seems to assume that a mother can simply choose not to bond with the child she’s gestating solely on the basis that she is not ready to be a mother or believes that she is unable to provide for the child,” Spiers continues.

The mother/child bond is real, and I would argue it starts long before quickening begins. Is it really easier to end that life than to deliver the child and give them to parents who yearn for a child and have the financial means to provide for them?

“The trauma doesn’t just affect mothers, either,” she writes. “Researchers have a term for what children who are adopted, even as infants, may suffer from later in life: relinquishment trauma. The premise is that babies bond with their mothers in utero and become familiar with their behaviors. When their first caretaker is not the biological mother, they register the difference, and the stress of it has lasting effects.”

Ms. Spiers, we all experience some form of trauma in this life. Truth be told, many who have been raised by their biological parents have experienced trauma and would have been far better off being raised by adoptive parents who truly welcomed parenthood and loved them.

During his 1992 presidential campaign, former President Bill Clinton said, “Abortion should be safe, legal and rare.” While the number of abortions in the U.S. has declined since that time, Democrats have pushed for unlimited access to abortions, with state lawmakers in New York and Virginia fighting for late term, partial-birth and even taxpayer funded abortion.

Then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was so delighted after his state’s passage of the Reproductive Health Act in Jan. 2019, which expands abortion rights, that he ordered the One World Trade Center building, two major bridges in the state and the Alfred E. Smith Building in Albany, to be lit up with pink lights, according to The Washington Times.

Yes, they were celebrating a new law which eliminated “most of the state’s previous restrictions on abortions after 24 weeks,” legalizing the most heinous and cruel procedures conceivable to kill babies.

Ms. Spiers should consider the trauma experienced by the victims of these procedures. And perhaps the trauma of the mother after the reality of what she just allowed a doctor to do to her child sinks in.

Sorry Ms. Spiers, the argument that killing a child in the womb (or even out of the womb as some states now allow), simply because life is difficult and potentially full of suffering, is sheer madness.

In a lengthy Twitter thread, conservative podcast host Ben Shapiro savages Spiers op-ed in his signature fashion. It’s worth a read.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which centers around Mississippi’s ban on most abortions after the fifteenth week of pregnancy. With a conservative majority in the Court, the right’s pipe dream of overturning Roe v. Wade, or at least rolling back abortion rights, appears to be within reach. Naturally, this development has escalated the public debate over what is, arguably, the most divisive issue of our time. An op-ed in The New York Times written by Elizabeth Spiers, a Democratic digital strategist who was adopted as an infant, argues that adoption is “infinitely more difficult, expensive, dangerous and potentially traumatic than terminating a pregnancy during its early stages.” She criticizes Justice Amy Coney Barrett for suggesting that “adoption is some kind of idyllic fairy tale.” Spiers writes, “My own adoption actually was what many would consider idyllic. I was raised by two adoptive parents, Alice and Terry, from the time I was an infant, and grew up in a home where I knew every day that I was loved. A few years ago, I found my biological mother, Maria, and three siblings I didn’t know I had via a DNA test and Facebook.” “The first time I spoke to Maria on the phone — she lives in Alabama, not too far from my parents, and I live in Brooklyn — she apologized repeatedly for giving me up and told me she loved me and that I would always be family. ‘You are blood,’ she would say later. I told her, and continue to tell her, every time she brings it up, that the apology is unnecessary. I had a wonderful childhood and I believe she had made the right decision. But she remains heartbroken about the years we missed together.”…

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Bob Dole, GOP Icon and Former Republican Presidential Candidate, Dead at 98

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Bob Dole, the Republican senator and former presidential candidate who survived a grievous combat wound in World War II to personify the grit and dedication of the “Greatest Generation” in politics and in life, has died.

He was 98 years old.

“It is with heavy hearts we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep,” the Elizabeth Dole Foundation announced on Twitter. “At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years.”

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In February, Dole revealed that he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer and said he was starting treatment, according to NBC.

The Republican from Kansas served in the Senate from 1969 through 1996. He was the GOP’s candidate for the presidency in 1996, losing to then-President Bill Clinton.

In 1976, Dole was then-President Gerald Ford’s vice-presidential running when Ford lost to Democrat Jimmy Carter.

In January 2018, he received a Congressional Gold Medal.

“I want to thank all those who’ve said such kind words about me,” Dole said at the time according to NBC, joking, “They’re probably not true, but they were nice.”

Dole was badly wounded in combat in Italy in 1945, leaving him with limited function in his left arm and none in his right.

Dole led the campaign to raise the $170 million for the World War II Memorial that opened in 2004 in Washington.

In 2018, even when using a wheelchair, Dole greeted each veteran coming to the memorial.

“It’s just about the one public service left that I’m doing,” Dole said then, according to The Washington Post.

Does America need more heroes like Bob Dole?

“We don’t have many of the World War II vets left. It’s important to me.”

“I tell them it doesn’t matter where you’re from, what war you served in, whether you were wounded or not wounded,” Dole said then, according to the Post’s account, which was filled with vignettes of Dole meeting others who had served. “We’re all in this together.”

Dole’s war record was recalled by The New York Times in its obituary, noting, “As the old soldiers of World War II faded away, Mr. Dole, who had been a lieutenant in the Army’s storied 10th Mountain Division and was wounded so severely on a battlefield that he was left for dead, came to personify the resilience of his generation.”

Dole enlisted in 1943. Recovery from his wound would take three years.

The Times noted words said about Dole by the late Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona in a 1996 campaign stop.

“This is the last crusade of a great warrior,” McCain said then. “A member of a generation of Americans who went out and made the world safe for democracy so that we could have lives that were far better for ourselves and for our children.”

According to the Times, Dole’s survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Dole, a former North Carolina senator and former secretary of transportation, and a daughter, Robin Dole.

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Bob Dole, the Republican senator and former presidential candidate who survived a grievous combat wound in World War II to personify the grit and dedication of the “Greatest Generation” in politics and in life, has died. He was 98 years old. “It is with heavy hearts we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep,” the Elizabeth Dole Foundation announced on Twitter. “At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years.” It is with heavy hearts we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep. At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years. More information coming soon. #RememberingBobDole pic.twitter.com/57NtGfqtmL — Elizabeth Dole Foundation (@DoleFoundation) December 5, 2021 In February, Dole revealed that he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer and said he was starting treatment, according to NBC. The Republican from Kansas served in the Senate from 1969 through 1996. He was the GOP’s candidate for the presidency in 1996, losing to then-President Bill Clinton. In 1976, Dole was then-President Gerald Ford’s vice-presidential running when Ford lost to Democrat Jimmy Carter. Bob Dole was the type of man who at 96, unable to walk and struggling badly with his health, wanted to be held up so he could salute the casket of a fellow WWII veteran and former president pic.twitter.com/udvVDSYg17 — Sunny McSunnyface (@sunnyright) December 5, 2021 In January 2018, he received a Congressional Gold Medal. “I want to thank all those who’ve said such kind words about me,” Dole said at the time according to NBC, joking, “They’re probably not true, but they were nice.” Dole was badly wounded in combat in Italy in 1945, leaving him with limited…

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