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Texas just published a map of gunowners’ location!

The Sandy Hook massacre hoax of December 14, 2012, unleashed a paroxysm of gun control legislation across the United States. (See here, here, and here.)

One response that received relatively scant notice was what a suburban New York City newspaper, The Journal News, did.

As reported by NewsMax, on December 24, 2012 — Christmas Eve! — the paper published an article, “The gun owner next door: What you don’t know about the weapons in your neighborhood,” with an interactive map showing the addresses of thousands of handgun permit holders across Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam Counties, the northern suburbs of New York City where the paper is read.

Not only was the information a violation of gunowners’ privacy, it also provided a map for criminals to use to find homes to rob that have no guns.

Hard to believe, but Texas has followed the example of The Journal News and released a map of the location of all its gun owners.

Their locations are marked by red dots on the map below. :D

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Texas gun map

H/t FOTM’s josephbc69

~Eowyn

States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

second amendmentYahoo: As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago.

Connecticut’s law allows judges to order guns temporarily seized after police present evidence that a person is a danger to themselves or others. A court hearing must be held within 14 days to determine whether to return the guns or authorize the state to hold them for up to a year.

The 1999 law, the first of its kind in the country, was in response to the 1998 killings of four managers at the Connecticut Lottery headquarters by a disgruntled employee with a history of psychiatric problems.

Indiana is the only other state that has such a law, passed in 2005 after an Indianapolis police officer was shot to death by a mentally ill man. California and New Jersey lawmakers are now considering similar statutes, both proposed in the wake of the killings of six people and wounding of 13 others near the University of California, Santa Barbara by a mentally ill man who had posted threatening videos on YouTube.

Michael Lawlor, Connecticut’s undersecretary for criminal justice planning and policy, believes the state’s gun seizure law could have prevented the killings of 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, if police had been made aware that gunman Adam Lanza had mental health problems and access to his mother’s legally owned guns.

“That’s the kind of situation where you see the red flags and the warning signs are there, you do something about it,” Lawlor said. “In many shootings around the country, after the fact it’s clear that the warning signs were there.”

Gun rights advocates oppose gun seizure laws, saying they allow police to take people’s firearms based only on allegations and before the gun owners can present their side of the story to a judge. They say they’re concerned the laws violate constitutional rights.

“The government taking things away from people is never a good thing,” said Rich Burgess, president of the gun rights group Connecticut Carry. “They come take your stuff and give you 14 days for a hearing. Would anybody else be OK if they just came and took your car and gave you 14 days for a hearing?”

Rachel Baird, a Connecticut lawyer who has represented many gun owners, said one of the biggest problems with the state’s law is that police are abusing it. She said she has had eight clients who had their guns seized by police who obtained the required warrants after taking possession of the guns.

“It’s stretched and abused, and since it’s firearms, the courts go along with it,” Baird said of the law.

But backers of such laws say they can prevent shootings by getting guns out of the hands of mentally disturbed people.

“You want to make sure that when people are in crisis … there is a way to prevent them to get access to firearms,” said Josh Horwitz, executive director of the nonprofit Education Fund to Stop Gun Violence in Washington, D.C.

Connecticut authorities report a large increase in the use of gun seizure warrants involving people deemed dangerous by police over the past several years. Officials aren’t exactly sure what caused the increase but believe it’s related to numerous highly publicized mass shootings in recent years.

Police statewide filed an estimated 183 executed gun seizure warrants with court clerks last year, more than twice the number filed in 2010, according to Connecticut Judicial Branch data. Last year’s total also was nearly nine times higher than the annual average in the first five years of the gun seizure law.

Connecticut police have seized more than 2,000 guns using the warrants, according to the most recent estimate by state officials, in 2009.

Police in South Windsor, about 12 miles northeast of Hartford, say the law was invaluable last year when they seized several guns from the home of a man accused of spray painting graffiti referencing mass shootings in Newtown and Colorado on the outside of the town’s high school.

“With all that we see in the news day after day, particular after Newtown, I think departments are more aware of what authority they have … and they’re using the tool (gun seizure warrants) more frequently than in the past,” said South Windsor Police Chief Matthew Reed. “We always look at it from the other side. What if we don’t seize the guns?

DCG

How to Spot a Liar

Humans deceive.

That’s the plain and painful truth.

In the increasingly dark times we live in, we need to practice spiritual jujitsu or self-defense, and hone our ability to discern when someone is lying to us, especially if that someone is a politician because the lies will affect our lives, negatively.

Pamela Meyer is the author of the book, LieSpotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception. In this TED lecture in 2011, she offers many very useful tips on how to spot a liar.

Below are the notes I took from the video. [Words between brackets colored teal are mine.]

Some Facts About Lying

1. On any given day, we lie or are lied to from 10 to 200 times.

2. Lying is a cooperative act: A lie is effective only when another cooperates with it because it’s something we want. That is why although we say we’re against lying, covertly (secretly) we’re for it.

3. We lie 3 times within 10 minutes of meeting a stranger.

4. We lie more to strangers than to people we know.

5. Extraverts lie more than introverts. [Politicians are extraverts!]

6. Men lie 8 times more about themselves than women; women lie more to protect others.

7. We lie once in every 10 interactions with our spouse. The number drops to 3 in interactions with an unmarried partner.

8. The more intelligent the species, the larger the cerebral cortex, the more likely is the species to be deceptive. That suggests lying has an evolutionary advantage.

9. Human beings lie from the very beginning [Original Sin: We are born tinder for sin (fomes peccati)]:

  • Babies already deceive: They fake a cry, then pause and watch to see if anyone buys their fake crying.
  • One-year-olds know how to conceal.
  • Two-year-olds bluff.
  • Five-year-olds lie outright, e.g., they manipulate with flattery.
  • Nine-year-olds have mastered the coverup.
  • By college age, humans like to their parents in one out of 5 interactions.
  • By the time we enter the working world, we’re immersed in lies and deception.

Lie Spotting: How to Spot a Liar

There are two patterns [or modes] of deception: Speech and Body Language.

1. Speech:

  • Non-contracted denial: A denial that is over-determined, i.e., employs formal, instead of informal, language to deny, e.g., Bill Clinton said “I did not have sex with that woman . . . Miss Lewinsky.”
  • Distancing language: Use of language that (unconsciously) distances the speaker from the subject. Example: “I did not have sex with that woman.”

Bill Clinton

  • Qualifying language: e.g., saying “to tell the truth” or “in all candor.”
  • Repeating the question in its entirety. [My guess: this is a tactic to buy the liar more time to think of how to lie.]
  • Over-sharing: Peppering one’s account with too much detail.

2. Body language:

Freud said, “No mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips.”

  • Liars, instead of fidgeting, actually freeze their upper bodies when they’re lying.
  • Liars look you in the eye a little too much, to compensate for the myth that liars avoid eye contact.
  • Liars smile a fake smile, i.e., they smile only with their mouth, but not with their eyes, which can’t be faked.

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  • Attitude: An honest person is cooperative, on your side; enthusiastic, willing and helpful in getting to the truth, willing to brainstorm, provide details; feels infuriated if falsely accused, not just in flashes but throughout the entire course of the interview or conversation; favors strict, instead of lenient punishment for transgressors. A deceptive person is withdrawn; looks down; lowers his voice; pauses; peppers his story with lots of and irrelevant details; tells the story in strict chronological order.
  • Giveaway body language (beginning at 11:40 mark):
    • Shaking our head when we say “yes” (e.g., Democrat VP candidate John Edwards, 12:00 to 12:30 mark in video).
    • Shrugging our shoulders when we tell a convincing lie.
    • Duping delight: Smiling with delight at getting away with a terrible crime (e.g., O. J. Simpson).

    OJ Simpson duping delight

    • Masked expression: Be on the lookout for spotting the real expression that’s masked or concealed by the fake expression, which leaks out in a flash, e.g., murderers often mask sadness. The most important and dangerous masked expression that we need to look out for is CONTEMPT, i.e., thinking oneself as being superior to others; regarding others with scorn. The masked expression of contempt is marked by one lip corner pulled up and in, e.g., Dick Cheney.

    Dick Cheney contemptAn even more obvious sign of contempt is surreptitiously and slyly giving people the F-you middle finger, as in this:

Obama gives America the finger

Other indicators of deception:

  • Liars shift their eye-blink rate.
  • Liars point their feet toward an exit.
  • Liars put barrier objects between themselves and the person interviewing or conversing with them.
  • Liars alter their vocal tone, often going much lower.

How to Spot a Truth-Teller: What the Truth Looks like

1. Liars: Meyer used a video of Diane Downs — a murderous mother who lied about shooting her kids at close range — and points to the discrepancy between Downs’ cool demeanor and a great tragedy. Even more telling is Downs’ creepy smile after talking about her children’s death — Duping Delight.

2. Truth-tellers: Meyer then contrasts the video of the lying mother with a video of Ellen Runnion — a grieving mother confronting her daughter’s murderer-torturer in court. Runnion showed no false emotion, but only the authentic raw emotion of a mother in agony.

Does this remind you of all the videos of the Sandy Hook parents whose children supposedly were killed by alleged mass murderer Adam Lanza? See: 

See also “Lies are a hallmark of evil.

~Eowyn

“You’re Not Depressed, You’re Oppressed”

Depression

Are you lonely?

Do you have days when you want to scream, cry, or just hide under a rock? Days when you feel like a square peg in a round world? Do you wonder why everyone else seems so blissfully happy while your life is miserable?

Well, I’ve got news for you: You’re not depressed, you’re oppressed.

If you’re repulsed by the sight of two men kissing each other on national television (NFL draft pick Michael Sam and his “boyfriend”), you’re not a homophobe, you’re normal. Anyone who doesn’t feel repulsed by this act is mentally and morally defective, living in a state of denial, and definitely not living in accordance with nature and God.

If you’re horrified at the thought of grade school girls sharing bathrooms and shower facilities with boys (the law for schools in California), unisex bathrooms and shower facilities in Texas (the law now in Houston), and unisex bathrooms in all government buildings (courtesy of aka Obama), you’re not a bigot, you’re a healthy American. You have genuine concern for the well-being of children. You never expected to wake up one day and find that our federal government and many of our state legislatures are stocked with sexual deviants and perverts.

If you’re fed up with mindless television drivel, agenda-driven movies, unfunny comedians, and satanic Baphomet bimbos masquerading as pop stars, there’s nothing wrong with you. You have good taste. You appreciate art, beauty, humor, and the best in human nature. It’s not your fault that the world of entertainment is now populated by talentless hacks, many of whom have literally sold their souls to the devil.

If you’re heartbroken over relationships that didn’t work out or never happened to begin with, cheer up. The fact that you possess above average intelligence and sensitivity, lowers the number of potential mates and romantic partners that you would be compatible with by a wide margin. (Most Americans are just plain clueless. Would you really be happy in a relationship with someone like that?) Don’t give up though. Love may give up on you, but never let it be said that you gave up on love.

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If you’re angry over the lies told to you about Sandy Hook, Boston, Benghazi, Obamacare, the IRS scandal, and dozens of other issues, and that the first two events may have involved crisis actors and elements of our own government, you’re not a conspiracy kook. Healthy skepticism is a good thing, and you’re actually far smarter than the vast majority of Americans. I defy anyone to read the meticulously researched posts on this site concerning Sandy Hook, Boston, and others and come away still believing in the fairy tales we’ve been told by the media.

If you’re confused and feeling that there’s something dreadfully wrong with our country, but you can’t quite put your finger on it, you’re not paranoid. There is something dreadfully wrong. It’s called Leftism and it’s personified in the Democratic Party. Don’t blame yourself. You didn’t know that our once great country would today be under the authority of a Communist, fraudulently-elected president, who just might be a flat-out satanist.

If you’re saddened by the state of your health, take heart. You were never taught at school or at home that our once healthy food supply would now be contaminated with chemicals, manufactured in factories, and unfit to eat. A healthier life for you begins today if you choose to go organic. (See our “Health, Finance & Security Tips” page!)

If you’re distraught over your financial condition and living paycheck-to-paycheck, it’s not your fault. No one ever told you that your hard-earned money would be taken against your will by the government and used to reward illegal aliens, to line the pockets of corrupt politicians and unions, and to bribe the votes of those who prefer to stay home and watch bad television to working.

If you’re especially upset over the current war on Christianity, realize this: the fact that the Left has to resort to so many hostile, dishonest, and evil acts in order to weaken God’s religion is a clear demonstration of just how powerful Christianity is. Don’t leave it to the Pope, the priests, or other clergy to right the ship. If Christianity survives it will only be due to people like you.

If you’re weary over fighting the good fight and ready to throw in the towel, don’t do it. One of Sun-tzu’s first rules of warfare is to make the enemy give up before the fight even starts. Your giving up is exactly what the enemy wants, and everything described above is purposely designed to accomplish exactly that. Don’t give up, get active.

See “How God-loving Americans can restore our country in 9 simple steps.”

If you’re still feeling down, then take some practical steps right now to alter your mood. Stand or sit up straight and look up. (Did you know that’s it’s impossible to feel depressed while gazing upward, especially at the sky?) Get off all sugar and practice good nutrition. (Study the health discoveries of Dr. Weston Price.) Listen to classical music and read positive life-affirming books and articles. Be grateful for all the love in your life, even if it’s just you loving yourself. (Or the love God bestows upon you through His bountiful food.) It’s impossible to be thankful and grateful without being happy.

Mike

Obama plans gun confiscation in DOJ memo?

guns-make-us-less-safeMore than a year ago, the National Rifle Association (NRA) obtained what the association calls “an internal memo” of the Department of Justice (DOJ) exposing Obama’s plans for gun registration and confiscation. Being an internal memo, it was never released to the public.

The memo is actually a 9-page research report titledSummary of Select Firearm Violence Prevention Strategies” and dated Jan. 4, 2013, written by Greg Ridgeway, Ph.D., Deputy Director, National Institute of Justice. 

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is a research, development and evaluation agency of the DOJ. NIJ is notable among federal governmental research organizations because it is headed by a political appointee of the President rather than by a scientist or a member of the civil service. NIJ is currently headed by John Laub. Its deputy director Greg Ridgeway had come to the NIJ from the RAND Corporation.

The NIJ report’s date of January 4, 2013, is significant because it was 19 days after the alleged shooting massacre of 20 kids and 6 adult women at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Although the NRA had obtained the report in February 2013, it hesitated to make public the report, uncertain as to the veracity of the information. On November 18, 2013, the NRA finally confirmed rumors of the report when its spokesman Andrew Arulanandam told Bearing Arms the DOJ memo is legitimate.

DIJ’s 9-page report, “Summary of Select Firearm Violence Prevention Strategies,” begins with a statistic on firearm homicides in America — an average of “about 11,000 firearm homicides every year,” which include intentional firearm homicides as well as firearm deaths from suicides and accidental discharges. The report, however, does not separate those categories, so we are not told how many firearm homicides were intentional and criminal, but we are told that fatalities from “mass shootings,” defined as “those with 4 or more victims in a particular place and time” (like Sandy Hook) account on average for 35 fatalities per year.

The report next states its purpose, which is to assess the effectiveness of various gun control measures to reduce firearm violence:

“This document provides a cursory summary of select initiatives to reduce firearm violence and an assessment of the evidence for the initiative.”

The rest of the 9-page report consists of a review of 10 types of gun control measures that have been implemented and an assessment of their effectiveness/ineffectiveness:

1. Gun buybacks are ineffective as generally implemented, “unless massive and coupled with a ban.”

2. Large capacity magazines restrictions have “great potential to reduce lethality; requires a massive reduction in supply.”

3. Ammunition logs increase “opportunities to detect illegal firearm possessors.”

4. Universal background checks’ “Effectiveness depends on the ability to reduce straw purchasing, requiring gun registration and an easy gun transfer process.” (Straw purchasers are gun buyers who have no record of a prohibiting offense.)

5. Straw purchasers are “the primary source of crime guns” and “the largest source for the illicit market.” Given that, the report recommends that straw purchases “should be the focus.” However, “There is little evidence on what works.” As an example, the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) and NSSF (National Shooting Sport Foundation) sponsored the “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” public awareness campaign starting in 2000 “but there are no evaluation reports of its effectiveness.”

6. Require all gun transfers to occur at an FFL (Federal Firearms License): “Some states, such as California, require all transfers of guns to be properly documented (since 1923). This usually requires the involvement of a federally licensed dealer in the transaction. Despite this, straw purchasing continues largely unabated.”

7. Gun shows “do provide firearms to the illicit market, but the problem is not uniquely about gun shows but rather secondary transfers of unregulated private sellers. Gun shows simply convene numerous private sellers along with FFLs. Gun shows in states requiring all transfers to be documented have fewer illegal gun sales.”

8. Gun registration and continuous checks for possession eligibility: “Universal checks are insufficient for ensuring that firearm owners remain eligible. Convictions, mental health issues, and restraining orders can develop after the background checks. Recovering guns from those that become ineligible is likely effective. [...] The challenge to implementing this more broadly is that most states do not have a registry of firearm ownership.”

9. Assault weapon ban: While recognizing that “Assault weapons are not a major contributor to gun crime,” the DIJ report nevertheless emphasizes how the existing stock of assault weapons is large because of a 1994 law exempting weapons manufactured before 1994. The existence of an estimated 1.5 million assault weapons in the United States undercuts the effectiveness of assault weapon bans.

Interestingly, the DIJ reports points out that prior to the 1994 ban, assault weapons were used in only 2-8% of crimes. “Therefore a complete elimination of assault weapons would not have a large impact on gun homicides.” Despite that, the report still recommends a ban on assault weapons, insisting such a ban “could be effective” if coupled with a gun buyback and no exemptions.

10. Smart guns (technology installed that would preclude anyone but the owner of a gun from using it) are “Most appropriate for making guns child safe or preventing police officers from being assaulted with their own firearm” but are “Unlikely to affect gun crime.”

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Websites that have reported on this “DOJ memo” represent the NIJ report as stating the Obama administration “believes that a gun ban will not work without mandatory gun confiscation” and “national gun registration.” (See, for example, Red Flag News and The Examiner.)

It must be pointed out that NOWHERE in the NIJ report does it say that. The report does not have a conclusion or a policy recommendation. For that matter, the word “confiscation” is not even in the 9-page report.

However, a policy of nation-wide gun confiscation and gun registration may be IMPLIED or DERIVED from the report’s assessment of the general ineffectiveness of the ten types of gun control measures that do exist today. But to draw such a conclusion is a big leap in cause-and-effect logic because, since every gun control measure that has been tried falls short in significantly curtailing gun violence, who’s to say that a nation-wide gun registration and/or confiscation would work?

Aside from that dubious IMPLIED policy recommendation, what I find to be noteworthy in the NIJ report is the author’s admission that since assault weapons are not a major contributor to gun crime, a complete elimination of assault weapons would not have a large impact on gun homicides.

Which then raises the question of why politicians like Sen. Diane Feinstein are so hellbent on banning and eliminating assault weapons.

Read the report for yourself here or here.

H/t FOTM’s Gingercake

~Eowyn

Another false flag? Atlanta Craigslist solicits crisis actors for mock disaster

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We know there are professional crisis actors. (See “Professional crisis actors simulate mass casualty events”)

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We know there are professional amputee crisis actors. (See ““)

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We have good reasons to suspect that crisis actors were deployed at Sandy Hook and the Boston Marathon Bombing. (See “Remarkable resemblance of Sandy Hook victims and professional crisis actors,” “Hollywood producer Nathan Folks says Boston Bombing’s a false flag,” and “The woman in red: Proof of Boston Bombing crisis actors“.)

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Days before the April 2, 2014 mass shooting at Ford Hood by Ivan Lopez, who killed 3, wounded 16, then committed suicide, there was a Craigslist ad soliciting “role players” for a “military mock simulated disaster” at Fort Hood on March 17-19, 2014. (Click image below to enlarge)

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Now an ad has appeared in Atlanta Craigslist, soliciting “role players” for a “mass casualty exercise” on June 27-29, which will involve faked injuries. (Calling amputee crisis actors!)

Here’s a screenshot I took of the ad. You can also see the ad for yourself by going here or http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/evg/4480330340.html (click image below to enlarge):

Atlanta Craigs List AdSo if any mass trauma event happens in the days after June 29, we will know it’s another false flag — “a contrived event” of “hyper-reality film-making.”

H/t Jim Fetzer, John Molloy, and FOTM’s Gingercake

Update (June 25, 2014):

A Craiglist ad in Houston, Texas, was soliciting “crisis actors” for a “simulated government terror drill” on July 4-6, 2014. The actors will have to sign confidentiality agreement.

Craigslist Houston

After bloggers discovered the ad, Houston Craigslist pulled it.

H/t FOTM’S Gingercake

~Eowyn

How to Talk to a Useful Idiot (aka Democrats)

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Benjamin Franklin once said, “A person convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” No truer words were ever spoken. When someone feels their beliefs are right, then in their own mind they are right, no matter how wrong they are. If you present them with logic, facts, or evidence that refutes their belief, they will not only refuse to accept it, they will also hold a grudge against you for making them uncomfortable.

That, in essence, describes the current state of political discourse in our country. If you’ve ever spoken to a supporter of the left, a supporter of the Democratic Party, or a supporter of aka Obama, then you know full well what I’m talking about.

Democrats believe in gun control, despite FBI crime statistics that prove that the more guns a community has, the less crime it has. You can quote the statistics to a Democrat. They won’t believe you. You can show them the statistics. They won’t read them. You can present them with all the facts, evidence and common sense reason you can muster. It won’t do you a lick of good.

Democrats believe in the theory of evolution, despite the lack of a fossil record showing any evidence of one species evolving into another. Democrats believe in the legitimacy of aka Obama despite documented evidence of his use of a fraudulent birth certificate and multiple social security numbers from the state of Connecticut. Not to mention his repeated lies on Obamacare, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Sandy Hook, and the IRS. Democrats believe in the myth of global warming, despite scientific consensus to the contrary. Democrats believe in a whole host of falsehoods and myths. Why?

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The answer is because they base their beliefs and their decisions on their “feelings.” And their feelings are formed and influenced by movies, magazines, television, music, advertisements, their teachers and professors, and hundreds of other sources. Aka Obama makes them feel good, so they support him, regardless of how dishonest he is. Guns frighten them, so they support gun control. The idea of God and eternal judgement frightens them more than anything, so they reject Him. The fear that these subjects, and others, stir up in them are so uncomfortable, that Democrats are terrified to even look at any evidence that might cause them the slightest bit of emotional discomfort.

Nothing gets a person’s dander up faster than having their belief systems challenged, and this is especially true when their belief system is founded on emotion and opinion, rather than facts. A person whose belief system is grounded on facts and evidence does not fear opposing viewpoints. In fact, it’s quite the contrary. A man or a woman who understands reality and facts welcomes opposing viewpoints.

On the other hand, those who go through life believing what they WISH were true, or what their FEELINGS tell them might be true, are terrified of opposing viewpoints, and they interpret opposing views as a personal attack on themselves. Because their beliefs are emotionally based they react emotionally.

In fact, the more evidence and facts you give them, the more defensive they become. They’ll call you a bigot, a racist, a homophobe, an Islamaphobe (that’s a made up word coined by the left, by the way), and any other label they can think of. Because they can’t win an argument based on facts and evidence, they resort to name-calling. (Have you ever seen a child whose feelings were hurt scream, “I hate you!”) If Democrats had their way, all opinions counter to their own would be silenced by the state.

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Absolute truth no longer exists (to them). It’s no longer taught in home or at school, and it’s no longer promoted in the media, so it simply doesn’t exist. Instead, each individual lives in a state of relative truth. Relative to their own feelings. Someone graduating from a university today with a degree in feminist studies or multiculturalism actually believe that they now know more than the founders of our country who wrote the Constitution.

So how do you talk to such people? The answer is you don’t. At least not directly. Democrats have fragile psyches. In order to communicate successfully with them, a bridge must be left open that allows them a road to retreat and save face. That leaves open communication via alternative channels, such as example, humor, and culture.

It’s been said that if all Christians actually practiced Christianity, then the entire world would convert, and there’s a lot of wisdom in that statement. In order to save our leftist friends, we must show them, through our own lives, the benefit of conservative values. Nothing would do more to win misguided individuals to our side, than the actual practice of those values in our own lives.

(Right along with this thought, is the need for all of us to support those who share our values. And that includes spending our money at businesses that practice conservatism. Every dollar spent on soda is another dollar in the pockets of those who support aka Obama and his transformation of America. Every dollar spent on processed food is another dollar in the pockets of those who would subvert our constitution and betray our country. Every dollar spent on mainstream entertainment, particularly music, movies, television, and anything Disney, is another dollar in the pockets of those who would corrupt our country’s morals and steal our children’s innocence.)

Studies have shown that conservatives live happier, more fulfilled lives, than liberals. Show some of that happiness, spread it around, and your leftist friends will start to wonder what they’re missing.

Humor is another valuable tool in communicating with our leftist friends. People will accept truths, clothed in humor, that they never would otherwise. Reagan was a master of this. The key is that the humor must be compassionate, and not involve ridicule. If you can convey humor without insult in order to make a point, then by all means, do it.

Culture’s influence on society is huge, and the left has used it successfully for decades in order to promote their agenda.

Our leftist friends are influenced by culture and art. Tremendously influenced. People believe what they read far more than what they hear. And they are swayed by movies and television, both consciously and unconsciously. It’s time to swing the pendulum back in the other direction.

John Howard Lawson was a famous Hollywood screenwriter and member of the Communist Party. In his book “Film in the Battle of Ideas”, he wrote: “As a writer do not try to write an entire Communist picture. The producers will quickly identify it and it will be killed by the front office. Try to get 5 minutes of the Communist doctrine, 5 minutes of the party line in every script that you write.”

Lawson also advised writers: “Get that into an expensive scene, a scene involving expensive stars, large sets or many extras, because then even if it is discovered by the front office the business manager of the unit, the very watchdog of the treasury, the very servant of capitalism, in order to keep the budget from going too high, will resist the elimination of that scene. If you can make the message come from the mouth of Gary Cooper or some other important star who is unaware of what he is saying, by the time it is discovered he is in New York and a great deal of expense will be involved to bring him back and reshoot the scene. If you get the message into a scene employing many extras it will be very expensive to reshoot that scene because of the number of extras involved or the amount of labor that would be necessary to light and reconstruct a large set.”

To actors, Lawson said: “It is your duty to further the class struggle by your performance. If you are nothing more than an extra wearing white flannels on a country club veranda do your best to appear decadent, do your best to appear to be a snob; do your best to create class antagonism. If you are an extra on a tenement street do your best to look downtrodden, do your best to look a victim of existing society. . . .”

If you’re involved in culture in any way — a writer, producer, actor, director, cartoonist, artist, singer, anything — then you have a duty to apply the same strategy Lawson recommended. Don’t create art or culture that is 100% conservative, or pro-life, or pro-Christian, but try to get 5 minutes of conservative values into every thing you create.

This tactic can also work in everyday conversation and interaction. Don’t try to sway your leftist friends with a lecture or argument, but throw in little tidbits when appropriate and let them begin to see the truth for themselves. As their eyes gradually open, they’ll think they’ve done it all on their own, and that will be far more effective than if they thought someone else had convinced them.

Remember that many of our leftist friends have been brainwashed since they started school, or even since birth. Many have never been exposed to the truth, or to history that wasn’t rife with revisionism. It’s important to treat them with compassion.

The road ahead of us is long and the journey arduous. It requires patience, long-term planning, and, most of all, leadership.

Who wants to volunteer?

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