Three Signs We’re in a Banana Republic

Satirist Sol Luckman defines “banana republic” in his irreverent glossary, The Angel’s Dictionary, as a “lawless society where the monkeys rule.”  

Looking around the United States today, it’s hard to say we don’t fit his meaning.  Nearly 80% of Americans believe we live under a two-tiered system of justice.  Likewise, in Gallup’s recent survey of Americans’ confidence in U.S. institutions, it notes, “This year’s poll marks new lows in confidence for all three branches of the federal government — the Supreme Court (25%), the presidency (23%) and Congress.”  Of sixteen institutions tested, confidence in the U.S. Congress sits at the very bottom with a scant 7%!  Even though there is now “record-low confidence across all institutions,” confidence in the Office of the Presidency suffered the largest year-over-year drop in 2022 — cratering 15%!  In other words, not only do Americans believe the country is lawless, they’re also convinced that it is being run by a barrel of monkeys!  Clearly, Americans “get” that we’re living in a “banana republic” today.  

Just consider these three telltale signs:  

(1) Manipulation of language and mandatory leftist religion:

The political Left’s most potent weapon is its penchant for undermining the meaning of words.  For decades Democrats have branded anything antithetical to their worldview as “hateful” and banned “offending” viewpoints from civic culture altogether.  When “authorities” deconstruct biological sex so preposterously that they can’t even tell the difference between boys and girls, though, they’ve lost the plot.  One school board in Wisconsin is so fearful of the language police crashing through its doors that it has replaced all references to “girls” with sterilized language concerning a “person with a vulva.”  When “teachers” are afraid to say “girl” out loud, it’s banana republic time!  

Joe Biden and his communist brigades have tanked the economy and unleashed torrential inflation upon the country.  In a less banana-y time, that would have huge political consequences.  But now his regime enforcers and media propagandists simply redefine the meaning of an economic recession in order to proclaim — à la North Korea — that Americans have never been so well off!  

In our topsy-turvy, upside-down world, where the government insists on establishing its own Ministry of Truth, words don’t mean squat!  How can aborting a baby be called “reproductive healthcare” when it ends with at least one death?  How can discrimination on the basis of a person’s skin color be defended as “equitable,” when it perpetuates racial inequality?  Why do Leftists describe transgender body mutilation, illegal immigration, abortion, and even mRNA vaccination as “acts of love,” while regularly condemning Christians as “bigots” and “extremists”?  Why do Democrats fret that “democracy” is under attack (when we don’t live in one) while saying nothing of attacks on Americans’ free speech, right to self-defense, and other individual rights (all supposedly guaranteed by the Bill of Rights)?  Why is every ordinary weather event now dressed up as evidence for human-created “climate change”?  

The answer is simple: manipulative language perverts rational discussion of ideas and short-circuits reasonable debate. Propaganda distorts reality until nothing can be known as truth at all — unless it is officially sanctioned and blessed by the State.  When government destroys objective meaning, it makes itself a New Age god.

(2) Selective prosecution and political persecution:

The federal Leviathan has two standing orders today: (1) Get Trump!, and (2) protect the Establishment Uniparty and permanent bureaucratic Deep State at all costs.  When the Intelligence Community isn’t busy framing President Trump as a Russian spy, the FBI and DOJ are committed to slapping him with imaginary process crimes they’d never dare try against a Clinton, Biden, Bush, or Obama.  That’s one hell of a way to thank a president who took no salary, while using his time in office to increase middle class Americans’ wealth, security, and future prospects!  

In the summer before the 2016 presidential election, FBI Director James Comey publicly articulated Hillary Clinton’s criminal culpability for storing classified emails on a private, unsecured server kept in a spare bathroom before declaring imperiously that “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a case against her.  Obama’s IRS got caught targeting conservatives for their political beliefs, but the president assured the nation that the obvious scandal revealed “not even a smidgeon of corruption” within his administration.  Attorney General Eric Holder, Obama’s self-anointed “wingman,” was held in contempt of Congress for refusing to hand over documents relating to the Fast and Furious gun-running conspiracy, yet his Department of Justice unsurprisingly declined to pursue criminal charges.  

In contrast, Americans have watched for six years as President Trump and his associates (including Steve Bannon, who was recently convicted for the same crime Eric Holder effortlessly eluded) have been hounded by an irredeemably corrupt DOJ and FBI, malicious state prosecutors, and a petty, Machiavellian Congress running shameless show trials devoid of due process, impartiality, or fairness.  When Democrats routinely get a slap on the wrist (see Nancy Pelosi’s drunk-driving-get-out-of-jail-free husband as just the latest proof) and MAGA Republicans get a never-ending clown show of Soviet “justice,” impeachment theater, and Star Chamber persecution all rolled up into one rotten twist, two-tiered justice is shockingly visible for all to see.

(3) Forced citizen compliance and increased government dependence:

Obedience + financial dependence = enslavement to the State.  

This is the only math our Leviathan knows.  Wealthy lawmakers don’t mind bankrupting America if it means their control over us increases.  Racial provocateurs don’t mind burning cities to the ground if Antifa and Black Lives Matter shock troops can intimidate Americans into docility.  Medical mercenaries don’t mind issuing unscientific orders arbitrarily enforcing experimental “vaccine,” mask, and travel restrictions if their perceived “authority” over Americans is permanently established.  The religious zealots who worship “climate change” as a false idol do not mind if their aberrant worldview requires Americans to relinquish free will, pray to false gods, and descend into the depths of both physical and spiritual poverty.  The more Americans feel impoverished, the more they become dependent on handouts from the State.  Welfare is hardly “fair” because it always takes more from the soul than it gives.

“Because I said so” is not a reasonable governing policy for any nation purporting to be free, but it does seem to encapsulate the Biden administration’s obsessions with illegal mandates and policing thoughts and language.  Between the government’s COVID-1984 authoritarianism, its attacks on speech it dislikes as “misinformation” deserving of censorship, and its farcical “climate change” alarmism unleashing skyrocketing food and fuel prices today, rule by government fiat has quickly become the new norm.  Totalitarianism, however, is neither new nor normal.  

The World Economic Forum notoriously declared that Westerners would “own nothing and be happy.”  Democrats’ embrace of those wicked oligarchs’ “build back better” buffoonery in the guises of tax and spend “climate change” legislation, Marxist redistribution of wealth, and a militarized IRS takes the WEF’s plan for widespread indentured servitude to heart.  

When things fall apart, as they always do when communism is recycled into a “progressive,” trendy, “we’re all in this together” new form, the D.C. despots will watch their intentional destruction of society unfold without feeling the slightest remorse.  Their bureaucratic unaccountability, after all, is fueled by rampant narcissism.  Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will never apologize for their Russia hoax.  High Priest Fauci will never apologize for nationwide mandates that destroyed livelihoods and took lives.  That’s just not who they are.

So, remember this: when the feds give you a banana republic, make banana daiquiris.  Never miss an opportunity to point out how corrupt, vindictive, and illegitimate Washington, D.C.’s monkey class has become.  Republicans, Democrats — I say a pox on both their houses!  I think Lord Fauci and his medical mandators might even have a vaccine for that!

Limited Hangout of Epstein-Maxwell Continues …

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Was the “trial” even real? Just drawings, no photos or videos.JUNE 29, 2022 NY Times: Maxwell Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Aiding Epstein’s Abuse.

All throughout a decades-long reign of terror over sex slave victims, the “paper of record” pretended that the Evil Island of Lex Wexner — managed by Jeffrey Epstein (cough cough) and Ghislane Maxwell didn’t exist. It was only after The Donald — through his Justice Department — put an end to this vast criminal conspiracy that the Judenpresse was forced to finally cover the story. So by now, the names of Epstein & Maxwell are familiar to every normie in America. Move along now — nothing more to see. Right? — Wrong.

The “limited hangout” trick utilized in this article amounts to a lie of omission that is just as wicked as the total self-imposed censorship of years earlier. See if you can detect the clever spin from the following excerpts:

“The government presented testimony and evidence depicting Ms. Maxwell as a sophisticated predator who groomed vulnerable young women and girls as young as 14 years old for abuse by Mr. Epstein.”

“They became trapped, forced to gratify Mr. Epstein’s apparently boundless sexual desires. 
” (emphasis added)

“Mr. Epstein’s boundless desires?” — “Gratify Mr. Epstein?” Just him? Why no mention of the high profile rapists from the interlocking worlds of politics, entertainment, business and journalism who frequented Evil Island to enjoy the fresh trafficked meat? No, it was only Epstein that abused all these girls — and he’s supposedly dead now. Move along everybody. The story is over.

Not so fast.

1. Epstein & Maxwell were finally brought down by Donald Trump’s Justice Department. The White Hats “have it all.” // 2. Who are the clients?

There follows more limited hangout surrounding the all-important question of who the powerful rapists were. Some names are dropped, but they are only described as Epstein’s “powerful” friends.

“Mr. Epstein socialized with powerful figures in his Manhattan mansion, his Palm Beach, Fla., estate, his private island in the Caribbean and elsewhere. They included politicians like Bill Clinton and Bill Richardson and billionaires like Leon Black and Leslie Wexner. There was even a royal: Prince Andrew, known as the Duke of York.”

Other than Prince Andrew, the Judenpresse has not expressed the slightest interest in exposing the whole rat’s nest of perverts as criminal abusers of trafficked young girls — nor does anyone seem interested in allowing the girls (middle-aged women now) to speak to the public. The absolute worst that the operatives of Fake News will say about these “friends of Epstein” is that they should have shunned him after his minor 2013 conviction.

Just “friends” of Epstein? Or fellow rapists?

1. Bill Gates with Epstein // 2. Ghislane was invited to the wedding of Chelsea Clinton. // 2. The creepy temple on Epstein’s island. Was it a scene of snuff (murder) sex and sacrifice?

In a nutshell — as confirmed by the most basic logical inference and statements made by some of the women themselves (in particular, Maria Farmer) — Epstein’s Island was, to use Ms. Farmer’s words — a “Jewish Mafia” blackmail operation. At the top of the hierarchy sat Victoria’s Secret Mogul Lex Wexner. Assisting him was Ghislane — the probably molested daughter of “British” Media Mogul and Mossad agent, the deceased Robert Maxwell (birth surname, Hoch). Epstein — a High School math teacher — was just the cunning, ambitious and perverted front man.

The elegant and charming Maxwell lured the young girls for grooming, while the huckster “investment expert” Epstein lured the powerful and famous to his properties and his island. Some went there not even caring if they were being filmed abusing young girls and probably very young boys and girls that we don’t know about yet. Others went because they were flattered by the invite, and induced into committing indecent acts.

The operation was vast and long lived — compromising (or reaffirming) some very big names. Epstein’s web was the Mossad’s web. Once one gets ensnared in something like that, there’s no way out. Understand that, and you’ll better understand how massive conspiracies such as the 9/11 attacks could be covered up at the highest circles of media, law enforcement and politics.

And THAT, boys and girls, is the full hangout that we hope to see exposed in the near future.

1. Wexner, Epstein // 2. Epstein’s Island was one of the Mossad’s most important weapons. // 2. Robert Maxwell raised (molested?) a sick twisted daughter who engaged in “threesome” sex acts with Epstein and the young girls.

Biden’s Six Months In Office: The Agenda Is To Bring Communism In America

Capitalism, with all its warts and pimples, is the way people organize themselves of their own volition. It is economic freedom. Socialism and its children – communism and fascism – can only be foisted on a population through tyrannical coercion and brute force.biden’s road to communism

Biden’s road to communism (Joe Biden by Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 2.0), edited by Andrea Widburg.

Dean Koontz, in Icebound, summed up communism, writing:

“This was senseless, pointless lunacy…but nothing the communists had ever done made sense, not anywhere in the world.…Their ideology was nothing but a mad hunger for unrestrained power, politics as a cult religion divorced from morality and reason and their bloody rampages and bottomless cruelty could never be analyzed or understood by anyone not of their mad persuasion.”

We’re not there yet but, as our friends from Venezuela have tried to warn us, we’re well on our way and following closely in their footsteps. We’re now immersed in “senseless, pointless, lunacy,” while our politicians dabble in “a mad hunger for unrestrained power.”

America’s southern border is open. According to the US Customs and Border Patrol, close to 190,000 people crossed into the United States in June alone, and that number has been accelerating in the six months since the Biden administration reversed all the Trump-era policies and refused to enforce existing immigration law.

At this rate, it’s not inconceivable that we’ll have absorbed another 30 million illegal immigrants, or about 10 percent of the current U.S. population if Joe Biden serves two terms. That is an invasion. The US military should be lined up virtually shoulder to shoulder along the entire length of the southern border.

But then who would vote for Democrats? The only immigrants crossing into this country from the south who would not eventually vote for Democrats in large numbers are Cuban refugees. They are also, by and large, the only group with legitimate asylum claims – and they are the only group Biden’s government is turning away. Their fate is something you probably don’t want to think about, but it serves the purposes of the Biden administration, whose goal is to import as many future Democrat voters as humanly possible.

The Canadian border is now closed due to COVID but illegal immigrants streaming across our southern border with their ten percent covid infection rate are being transported at taxpayer expense into the U.S. interior. If this doesn’t qualify as senseless, pointless, lunacy, I don’t know what would.

The people pulling the strings on this insanity may well be communists, but they’re often dressed up as something else. Once they’ve wrecked the Constitution and the middle class, then immigration will certainly dry up. If it’s bad enough, a mass exodus will begin and that is when the left will take off the masks and finish Trump’s border wall.

Where are the Republicans? I know they didn’t sign up for this. “Congressman” is supposed to be a pretty cushy gig. An upper-class salary for life, the best healthcare the country has to offer, and their own police force with a budget now over half a billion dollars a year to protect a few hundred people. Is anyone trying to defund the capital police budget? On the contrary, it is increasing.

Unfortunately for the pampered egotists in Congress, the good times can’t keep rolling. Leftists want to burn the country down and then rebuild it as a third-world communist hellhole, as they’ve done in so many other places around the world. Republicans must start earning their overinflated paychecks or they will be responsible for a great nation’s demise.

We’ve been waiting a long time for them to grow a backbone and start standing up to the left. Some, having gauged the gravity of the moment, are pushing back against the Democrats, but most are still sitting on their hands or actively opposing any effort to rein in all the madness.

Leftists have long known that they can only enact their utopian dreams with an endless parade of existential crises. Global warming was just such a crisis, virtually brimming with potential until all the dire predictions came up woefully short.

People in the north still know what snow is like though it should have disappeared off the scene twenty years ago. We don’t hear much from Al Gore anymore. Having made his fortune selling carbon indulgences, he’s retired to enjoy his massive carbon footprint, which likely exceeds that of many small nations.

AOC’s 12-year doomsday scenario will come and go, and nothing will have changed. She will claim that Democrats fixed the problem just in a nick of time and the new class of public-school automatons will burst into tears, saying, “Thank Gaia.”

If her Green New Deal [which is actually the old Agenda 21] goes into effect, or the Paris climate hoaxers manage to siphon off American wealth, we may see doomsday for America but the world will be just fine. Poorer and much less free, but otherwise just fine. Cubans average $17 dollars a month but their “wonderful” healthcare and “fabulous” government housing are free, so there’s that to look forward to.

The change from “global warming” to “climate change” was devised to save the crisis. Thinking people have been scratching their heads ever since. The climate has been changing for as long as there has been an earth.

A mere 12,000 years ago, much of the planet was shrouded in ice. A thousand years ago, during the little climactic optimum, average temperatures were much higher than today’s.

We should be thanking our lucky stars for climate change, but the left has taught our kids to hate America and capitalism because we are the ones driving this non-existent problem. More lunacy.

If we ignore, for just a moment, all the obvious fraud involved in the last election, then you could easily make the case that COVID cost Donald Trump the 2020 election. As we entered the 2020 political season, we went from the lowest unemployment rate in generations to one of the highest on record. Basically, the economy tanked thanks to the COVID lockdowns.

It now appears that the people recommending lockdowns to Trump were complicit in the dangerous research taking place in the Wuhan labs. The NIH, the WHO, and the CCP have all been behaving as though they have a great deal to hide and it’s not unreasonable to believe that they do.

It might sound like a “bridge too far” to think that the entire episode could have been orchestrated to bring down the president of the United States, but yesterday’s crazy conspiracies keep turning into today’s insane reality.

Who would have believed that Hillary Clinton and the Democrats could fabricate phony evidence, present it to the media, and that the DOJ, the FBI, and the CIA would spend three years trying to oust Trump while knowing full well that the case was built on lies?

It turned out to be worse than the wildest conspiracy theory but to this day nobody has been held responsible.

Even if you can’t believe the whole thing was a setup, it’s obvious that, once the COVID ball started rolling, the media and Deep State used it to destroy Trump. I guess a setup conspiracy is probably a bit of a stretch. That would, after all, be “senseless, pointless, lunacy,” and “bottomless cruelty.”

By Frank LiberatoAmericanThinker.com