The Left Has Smashed The Pendulum

By Charlie Johnston

I have lost my patience with commentators and conservative politicos who keep arguing that we will “get ‘em next time” because the “pendulum always swings back.” That is a sound observation when the clock is operating properly. But the left has broken off the pendulum of the clock of our republic, ripped its hands off, smashed it on the floor, and pounded it to bits with a sledge hammer.

Back in the day when I started off in politics, Democrats were big on voter fraud, but it was on a retail basis. All sorts of protections made you have to work at it to commit voter fraud. Voting was on a single day, you had to roust yourself to go register in the first place, you had to vote in person and prove you were who you said you were, ballots were on paper and a careful chain of custody prevented random dumps of mysterious ballots. You could do it, but you had to work at it and you could only do enough to affect very close outcomes. It was a grinding retail operation. I never had to factor in more than a four percent fraud component (and usually just two percent) even in deeply corrupt Illinois.

The night before election 2016, I had dinner with a prominent Catholic broadcaster in his Midwestern home. In the course of the evening he asked me what I thought was going to happen the next day – just from the standpoint of an old political pro, no prophecy. I told him I thought Donald Trump would win rather handily, adding that I was startled to have seen evidence of widespread fraud. (As an old Illinois hand, my fraud detector was very keen.) I thought there had been at least 5 million votes stolen already and it was probably closer to 10 million. “The shock for political insiders,” I concluded, “is that it won’t be enough. They have no idea how angry average people are at the assault on our culture.” That was the last time I was able to make a political prediction under any sense of normalcy.

In 2018 I was helping a pro-life institution with legislative races in Texas. I was stunned when all the formerly conservative suburbs in Texas suddenly went blue. I told the head of the institution that at first I thought there was fraud, but with the mass change in suburbs in all counties, the only way that could be true is if the vote count and tallies were connected to the internet – and we had always been told that is specifically barred. The next day I saw that all the formerly conservative suburbs in the country had gone blue. And so I thought we had seen a true black swan event that I had not smelled coming. Much later, when it was revealed that the vote-counting mechanisms were, indeed, connected to internet services in the process of counting, the head of that institute told me, “You called it, Charlie.” In 2018 vote fraud went wholesale. It was the dress rehearsal for 2020.

You all know what happened in 2020. They stopped the count in the late evening hours in the swing states where Donald Trump had a big lead. I went to bed when that happened, for I already knew the gag. They knew how far behind they were and they needed to manufacture enough ballots so Joe Biden “won” these states. Sure enough, when they started the count again the next day, Trump’s commanding lead in every one of these states evaporated and Biden “won” a narrow victory, while Democrat election officials illegally barred Republican observers from monitoring the count. By my old-school analysis in the coming months, I concluded that Trump won the popular election by nearly 11 million votes and absolutely ran away with the electoral college. Democrat vote fraud had gone fully wholesale. If they had had to do it on the old retail basis, it could not have happened, for this election was just not close enough. The steal was openly and shamelessly brazen – and the courts refused to examine any evidence, rejecting all claims on procedural grounds. When even the Supreme Court refused to examine any evidence in a suit brought by 18 states on Dec. 11, 2020, I proclaimed it the death of the republic.

Pretending that we will “get ‘em next time” or that the “pendulum will swing back” when the left has removed all meaningful guardrails of election integrity and ballot security is a vapid form of normalcy bias that prevents us from seeing and dealing with the actual problem. It’s a powerful one for sure. I, too, succumbed to it in making my prediction of a red tsunami in 2022 based on the old way of doing things. It is hard to wrap your mind around the reality that elections are now primarily a kabuki ritual designed to give a veneer of legitimacy to Democratic illegitimacy.

Some insist that Republicans must use the new rules vigorously – massively harvesting ballots. I am certainly agreeable to that as a temporary defensive measure, though I don’t see Republican county clerks willing to bar Democrat observers to vote counts or systematically injecting massive quantities of dummied up ballots into the system to rescan them over and over until getting the desired results. If it became a permanent fixture it would still not revive the republic, for then elections would just be a contest over who could cheat the best. Notwithstanding that Democrats are almost always going to win that contest (it’s a shameless part of their DNA), it would never again express the sovereign will of the whole people.

It seems to me that there are four primary things we must do to have a chance to ultimately reclaim ordered liberty under God:

1) Assess where we are with ruthless accuracy. Time to quit indulging in nostalgic fantasies to satisfy our normalcy bias. That is just to stick our heads in the sand and hope that the badness will all go away on its own. Here is a brief survey of where we are in this country right now:

Rule of Law: The most obvious offense of two-tiered justice is the prosecution of former President Donald Trump by a local DA for petty nonsense, but it is not the worst. A 33-year-old man faces 10 years in prison for making an anti-Hillary Clinton meme running up to the 2016 election. A woman who made an identical anti-Trump meme is unmolested. Meanwhile, a liberal Austin, TX jury convicted an Uber driver who shot a man who held a rifle to his head of murder, despite the police refusing to treat it as anything other than self-defense. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has put in motion plans to pardon the man because of the obvious injustice and the left is screaming “rule of law” to justify their efforts to pervert it. In our new American order, violent criminals are routinely released while Christians, conservatives, and anyone else who dissents from the ruling gov’t and media regime have “laws” made up against them to get them. No actual law-abiding citizen is safe from the depredations of America’s new injustice system.

Religious Liberty: The FBI ignores violent Antifa radicals and people who firebomb Churches and pregnancy clinics which help women to HAVE and KEEP their babies rather than abort them so they can devote time to finding those dangerous Catholic domestic terrorists who prefer the Latin Mass. (Credible rumblings have it that Pope Francis is going to help them by effectively banning the Tridentine Mass before the spring is out, but that is another column). Meantime, the state of Oregon has banned Christians from adopting children unless they are willing to take them for ‘gender-affirming’ surgery. “Devout Catholic” (lol) Joe Biden had Catholic Priests and pastoral ministers banned from Walter Reed hospital. Catholics are no longer allowed to give pastoral care there, regardless of how much patients beg for it. And he did this just in time for Holy Week.

Public Institutions: I could go on all day here, given the woke military and the violent rejection of free speech by universities, mostly in California (while Gov. Gavin Gruesome goes blithely touring the nation and warning of how red states are a threat to ‘our democracy’) but I will just touch on the institution that, until three years ago, still held vast public esteem and confidence: medicine. It was a shock to see doctors and hospitals uniformly lining up to mindlessly spout gov’t approved mandates that made things worse while withholding actual life-saving care. The best that could be said of these “experts” was that they did not know what they were talking about. A friend just brought me a copy of the questionnaire he had to fill out for his annual physical. It was very light on actual medical questions and heavy on determining such things as if he felt safe in his home, if he was discriminated against, and if his family and friends supported his true identity. Because of malicious incompetence and questionnaires like this, the medical profession is in a death spiral. (I should note that my talks the last two years have had heavy representation from doctors and other medical professionals who do NOT support the current system. They have uniformly encouraged me to keep pushing, while helping me get it right and telling me hair-raising stories of how the gov’t and medical boards viciously coerce practitioners to force them to conform.)

Genocide: Yep, you read that right. The gov’t and lefties are growing more bold in their calls for genocide against dissidents from their insane narrative. It first became overt with Jane Fonda’s call for the murder of anyone who does not support abortion. (I guess they will call them post-natal abortions.) Meantime left-wing activists have made a martyr out of the woman who murdered six people (including three children) at a Nashville Christian school because she was a tranny. Leftist officials and media are exploiting the mental illness of people who suffer from gender dysphoria to weaponize them.

Many profound commentators are noting, with shock and dismay, that we are reaching the end of America. I, of course, wrote (and firmly believe) that the republic died on Dec. 11, 2020 when the Supreme Court refused to grant standing to 18 states which wanted a full examination of massive election irregularities in that year’s presidential election. Victor Davis Hanson, one of the foremost public intellectuals on today’s scene, gives a brief chronicle on the collapse of America’s standing in the world. The American republic is a heaping wreck with a blown engine fully ablaze on the side of the road. Frantic efforts to crank the ignition a few more times are not going to accomplish anything anymore. It’s over.

2) Work to accomplish effective action. Understand that we are already in what is (mostly) a cold civil war with people who want to destroy America and orthodox Judeo-Christian faith. They want to rule, they are not very bright, and are incredibly intellectually lazy. They are already stooping to Nazi, Soviet and Chinese levels of official depravity to achieve their ends. And they are getting worse. Before we emerge from this tunnel, they may become more officially monstrous and depraved than any before them. That is who our opponents are. Do not fall for their rhetorical Newspeak which endorses violence in the name of tolerance. This truly is the generation George Orwell foresaw, a generation which believes that war is peace and knowledge is ignorance. The only thing in them is a ruthless will to power. The banalities they spout about caring and ‘our democracy’ are designed solely to slow down any resistance from the rubes they would rule.

That means that the traditional means of public discourse are dead, largely useless. Howls of protest and rage only tell the leftist radicals that they are accomplishing what they intend. We must make them feel the consequences of their actions on us as best we can. They always exempt themselves. Meantime, we must make sure to waste little to no time with histrionics. I often speak of how vitally important being deliberate is, because we must make sure that whatever actions we take have impact, not just make an impotent statement.

The habits of mind and practice going forward are critical. For a time, I am going to be offering the sort of candid, blunt advice I offered political clients, although somewhat restrained. I have a lot of techniques I used that involve a sort of political judo – bringing the opponents’ own strength and aggression to bear against them. It requires rigorous discipline. To that end, I offer three general instructions to start:

  1. A) Be completely predictable strategically and unpredictable tactically. Strategy is what you intend to accomplish, and tactics are how you accomplish it. It was of enormous value to me politically that my allies always knew and were confident in my endgame. It gave me leave to use some very unorthodox tactics to accomplish that without ever being considered – or being – a sellout. I was completely committed to the rights espoused under natural law and partially expressed in the US Bill of Rights. That included Freedom of Religion, the Second Amendment, Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assembly. Once, when speaking for a candidate at a state NRA meeting, someone in the audience asked me what guns I owned. I responded that I have actually never owned a gun. He angrily retorted that he didn’t trust anyone who never owned a gun. At that point, the state president (with whom I had fought many battles together) rose and said to the questioner, “I don’t know about you yet, but I do know Charlie – and I trust him completely.” That was that. It is a great advantage to have the complete confidence of the people you work with. It is not just a matter of discrete issues; there has to be a coherent intellectual foundation. I gained such confidence because I stood firm on ALL the freedom issues – never wavered on any. If I had wavered on guns, many of the abortion people would have (rightly) had doubts about me, for it would bring into question whether my words were sincere or opportunistic. Many lightweight candidates think they can make an exception on one freedom issue to appeal to the left and not lose support from the right. They lose trust on everything. Meanwhile, the public confidence that comes from being completely transparent strategically gives you room to come up with some novel and striking tactical methods, some of which can solve problems and, at the least, always confuse and slow up the opposition. I had private meetings with a lot of high-level Democrats and the press and never, except for some early rumblings, had any conservative groups believe that it was anything other than working to advance our aims – because I had proven myself consistently. So why would the Democrats want such meetings? Because I did not waste time tossing insults or inflammatory rhetoric their way, but sought common interests that could be accomplished without violating either of our foundational positions. And I always kept my word. More than a few times I gladly tossed away a tactical position in exchange for a strategic gain. There is great power in being strategically predictable and tactically unpredictable.
  2. B) Don’t react to provocations until you have taken time to fully assess the intention of the attack. Much of the time an attack is designed both to weaken you and to force you to play on the opponent’s preferred field of battle. People with short fuses always give their opponents home field advantage. I like indirection. If an opponent launches a powerful attack, I want to choose the field of battle we are going to use. That means I take the time to find where they are most vulnerable and, after issuing a pro forma defense of their original attack, take the battle to the field where they are most vulnerable. Many an over-eager opponent, after attacking me on guns found themselves inexplicably in a pitched battle over taxes and spending – or whatever their weakness was. Don’t be a reactionary. It is a formula for defeat.

Sometimes you have to make a decision quickly. Being routinely deliberative will help you to make better decisions in those situations, too. You will be much less prone to giving in to your emotions and more fixed, even in your anger, in finding responses that will have impact rather than merely being personally cathartic.

Always be focused on how every action you take moves you closer to the goal. Don’t be showy; be effective. NEVER trade a real advance for some showy visceral public approval.

  1. C) Never give counsel to your fears in battle. People, particularly partisans, often delude themselves that there is some magic argument that will resolve everything. What naïve chumps! Everyone engaged in a public dispute has different motives. Some few act almost purely on principle, most act on a mixture of principle and the quest for power, and many act exclusively on the quest for power. There is no magic argument that will solve everything because many are less concerned with the good than they are with advancement. Many would rather be captains of a losing team than players on a winning team.

Whatever strategic and tactical plan you devise is going to be attacked. Actually, the better it is the more ferociously it will be attacked. I used to write for three statewide publications even as I was acting as an operative. I knew I had hit a home run when the attacks in the comments section were the most vicious. It was counter intuitive. Vicious, ugly attacks soothed me while a lack of screaming vitriol from opponents worried me.  

In the midst of battle, attacks take a toll on even the most disciplined minds. If you let that lead to uncertainty or indecision, you are lost. If a plan has a real substantive weakness, you can change course – but only do it deliberately and NEVER in a panic because people around you are screaming. The hard fact is that a mediocre plan, firmly executed, will beat a brilliant plan, indifferently executed, almost every time. Never give counsel to your fears.

3) Execute your plans in a way to prevent and minimize violence. As I said earlier, we are already in a cold civil war. The left has several advantages here. They hold themselves to no larger principles, even factual truth, itself. They egg their excitable allies on to more and greater violence while cushioning them from any accountability. They call fiery leftist riots “mostly peaceful protests” while describing actual conservative mostly peaceful protests as violent insurrections. They are deliberately and intensely trying to provoke the right into actual violence that they might enact more draconian approaches to stamp out dissent. They are so eager for right-wing violence that you can see the disappointment on TV anchors’ faces and voices every time a mad attacker turns out, once again, to be a mentally unstable leftist instead of their hoped-for right-winger.

The purpose of this rule is both tactical and strategic. We will convince almost zero hard-core leftists to re-embrace the principles of ordered liberty. They will not convince solid people of faith to become screaming, angry lunatics. As with almost all things, it is the uncertain middle we must convert. Tactically, we don’t want to do things that are likely to persuade that uncertain middle that the left is justified in any authoritarian crackdown. As the crackdown gets harder, that gets less important as it becomes clearer even to those with mental myopia that the left is the aggressor.

Strategically and substantively, we want the house in as good a shape as possible when we re-occupy it. Violence tends to spiral and cascade, becoming scorched earth far more quickly than anyone imagines. We want to return to a land of milk and honey, not craters and rubble.

The most effective potential way forward for that is federalism. Some states are terminal. California, Illinois, Michigan have little chance of revival until they have completely collapsed, egged on by a federal government that wants to collapse everything. But states which have more respect for ordinary people and stability can become a firewall for freedom by adopting nullification of offensive and unconstitutional federal laws. Some say that if, say, Texas openly refused a federal order the army would be sent in to enforce federal will. I say the new woke military is ill-prepared for such an endeavor. If young men are given a choice between attacking ordinary American citizens in between struggle sessions on gender and institutional racism or serving in the state guard of Texas defending traditional American freedoms that will work out quite nicely for Texas (and the rest of us) I think. Besides, if the feds took such openly aggressive action, I think it would drive more states into the nullification camp rather than intimidate any but the already gone.

4) Act so as to facilitate reclamation and reconciliation after the crisis has been passed. The bluest states are already well on their way to economic and structural collapse. Let them go. Any efforts at revival there must come from within. Keep in mind, though, that if you burn the house down entirely, while it prevents your opponent from occupying it, it also prevents you from doing the same. We are engaged in a form of political triage. Save those states which, by their openness to freedom and sound policy, can be saved so that they can become the framework of a “new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

If we are to prevail and reclaim the land we were bequeathed, we must act with cold resolve, not fiery anger. That does not dismiss the possibility that raw force in defense of freedom will be required at some points. If it is, though, the decision must be made by cool heads rather than hot, reactionary heads. And even such a decision must be made with an eye on how to preserve as much of the infrastructure of a working society as possible.

The left has already crossed the Rubicon. Now begins the battle to decide whether our children will live in a land of the free. It is not just courage that will win the day, but wisdom.


I could not help but note that the massive intelligence leak last month confirms the facts I had written about the Ukraine-Russian war a few weeks back. The US government knows, as well as I do, that there are already a small number of American troops on the ground, that Ukraine is suffering seven times as many casualties as Russia, and the best that Ukraine can hope for is a stalemate, even with the massive infusion of American cash and armaments. The same press and leftists who cheered Alexander Vindman’s lies about Donald Trump as bold whistle-blowing are now claiming telling the truth about what they have lied to us about for over a year is treason. No doubt, in a land of tyranny, truth is treason.


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93 thoughts on “The Left Has Smashed The Pendulum

  1. WOW!! Thank you, Charlie. Brilliant and meaty – especially the counsel. What a roundup of news reports and analyses!! Disgusting, sobering and also affirming that one is not crazed when reading about what we’re living right now.

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      1. Ah well, Mick, many of us will remain where we are…in some ways at the foot of the cross. I, personally, will remain a resident of Colorado. If it can’t be stopped and breaks out into hot civil war, I reckon I will go into exile for a time in order to continue to administer CORAC. But it would do me no good to make a pretense about Michigan. In 2020, Donald Trump was not the only one cheated out of an election. John James was cheated out of a US Senate seat in Michigan. I have seen no credible evidence that Michigan has done anything to set things right – and the Dems are determined to put it into the enemy camp by hook and by crook. It will almost certainly be enemy-occupied territory for a time. But the darkness shall not prevail. Glory, I look forward to the time when I can make one more circuit around the country, to a renewed nation committed to faith, family and freedom. I believe with every bone in my body that that day will come…but not until this crisis has fully been reached and passed. And my final tour will conclude with many of you joining me at the foot of Mt. Meeker to celebrate the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart and our deliverance from this satanic madness.

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        1. I agree with you, Charlie. We have a Soros-backed Attorney General, a Soros-backed Secretary of State, and a governor who has cheated her way into “victory” in the past two elections. The Democrats also cheated their way into taking over both the state House and state Senate in November. In truth, Michigan is a red state that has been turned blue through widespread fraud and wholesale cheating that you detail in your article.

          It’s kind of scary to be trapped behind enemy lines. We considered moving to a solidly red state a couple of years ago. God closed every single door to relocation, however, and thereby made clear that he wants us here. So here we remain, doing our best to acknowledge Him, take the next right step, and be a sign of hope to those around us. God help us, bless us, and save us here in Michigan, in the USA, and in the whole world.

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        2. Charlie, I can only imagine what you’d say about California! It has gone from light to darkness in my lifetime. I came here as a mere “child” of 16 with my family, and it’s been home most of the time since, except for a couple of military moves with my own family. It’s beyond sadness to see the change! There is no alternative that makes sense other than staying put.

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          1. Mick and Annie W. take heart. Genesis 18:24-26

            Suppose there were fifty righteous people in the city; would you really sweep away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people within it?

            Far be it from you to do such a thing, to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike! Far be it from you! Should not the judge of all the world do what is just?”

            The LORD replied: If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.

            Instead of Sodom, insert your particular state/city

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            1. Thank you, that Scripture does give me heart. As a matter of fact, I’ve thought of before it in terms of our whole country, as I bet the Light of the Holy Spirit to shine on our country and the whole world!


  2. Charlie ~ this is excellent, also saddening. So sorry to see how far our country has fallen. Still, you seem to be doing well, considering all your recent travel.
    I pray daily for your health and that you get the rest you need.
    God bless you and God bless us all~katey in OR

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  3. As Charlie described, transition to the Brave New World is well underway:
    1. Russia/China moving from control over the Eastern Ukraine to total annexation by Russia, with the EU content to watch, as well as the Brandon Administration.
    2. The CRP issuing an ultimatum to Taiwan to relinquish its independence from the CRP, followed by a total naval blockade, and if that fails, by bombardment until Taiwan capitulates.
    3. The international community continuing to align with the CRP, as illustrated by the agreements with Saudia Arabia and Iran under CRP dominion, and France continuing its historical tradition of aligning with whoever may be dominant.
    4. The CRP successfully removing the USA dollar as the currency for international trade.
    5. Democrat state and federal control of election results by use of ballot stuffing and/or internet manipulation of results.
    6. Newspeak, led by the Woke, successfully controlling communication by governments, state and federal, to include universities, federally funded agencies, and the Woke major corporations (such as Disney and Budweiser).
    7. USA’s standard of living plummeting as the Brandon Administration succeeds in banning use of fossil fuels and the internal combustion engine in favor of solar panels, batteries for electric storage, and electric vehicles mainly supplied by the CRP.
    8. Federal control of life thru total monitoring of all financial transactions after the fed succeeds in its initiative for a digital currency (as has been done by the CRP for its population).
    9. Unchallenged international leadership of the CRP, while the USA succumbs to being an inferior economic and military power.
    10. Death, as is inevitable for all born here, with eventual rebirth in Christ’s spiritual world.

    Our material world is indeed going to Hell, well led by the Brandon Socialist/Fascist/Communist Democrats, but this change is not the end. Our individual role remains loving God and His creation however bad society degenerates with its appeal to Woke ideals, such as pedophilia and transphobias. So, life goes on, day by day, but we may continue to love God and each other regardless of our decaying nation.

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    1. The temporal world is becoming a dystopian nightmare. With my illness, I barely make it through the day now. I will not have the strength to deal with a total economic breakdown. The heat of Texas or Florida would totally disable me so moving is impossible. I could not handle a farm either. I can barely handle my raised beds. Oh, well, Christ has a plan for everyone.

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      1. St Judithwtb,
        Our Lord desires that we give of ouselves where we stand and what we cannot give be enough for His mission both for ourselves and for others:
        “For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.
        Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality, as it is written: “The one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little.”
        (2 Corinthians 8)

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  4. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉 PM

    Katie’s running for Antichrist-ette too! ;-(

    THEY are pouring EVIL into the School Children of The USA…… Abortion, LGBTQ Agendas, godless Global Socialism and Demonic Worship! ;-(

    DeepState UniParty … In-Action! No Justice for Real Perps!

    China Mobilizing and ChinaJoe has done gave away our Ammo ….. did The Biden Crime Family get 10%?
    …. meanwhile on the wayward Isle of my Ancestors ;-(


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    1. “meanwhile on the wayward Isle of my Ancestors ;-( ”

      The whole thing was an embarrassment from beginning to end, CrewDog, from the fawning over him by what passes for our leadership (would love to go much further on this subject, but it’s Divine Mercy so…) to the massed sheeple unthinkingly adulating him like Red Square on May Day.

      Luckily, there is a considerable amount of well informed and critical comment on the true story but, and of course, it’s only to be found on independent/alternative websites. Needless to remark, the Pravda-like establishment media were all in Dear Leader mode over him. There were some hilarious memes after some of his gaffes.

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      1. As an example of the very informed and critical comment that I mentioned, which of course is on independent platforms, the ex-Irish Times (shamefully de-platformed by same) journalist John Waters has a Substance podcast on what he terms “the approaching Velvet Moment” – referencing Czechoslovakia in 1989. It echoes the theme of Charlie’s post, and also the link to the great V.D. Hanson’s article comparing our current circumstances to the collapse of the Roman Republic (although John Waters likens it to the much later fall of the (western) Empire I think the Republic comparison is more apt). This is his intro to the podcast, and I hope you won’t mind me quoting it as it’s longish, but he’s a good writer and spot-on in his thinking (which is why he couldn’t last at what he now calls the “Irish Crimes”):

        “Now we know what it is like to live at the end of an epoch. When we awaken to the realisation that, out there on the highways, streets and byways, those who are charged with framing and implementing the laws designed to maintain the nation in a state of peace and security have turned rogue, we receive a belated tutorial concerning the Fall of Rome. Purchased from their rancid insoles to the pins of their shirt-collars, our treasonous self-appointed rulers function as dogsbodies to plunder, maim and assassinate their own people, using the corrupted institutions and quisling personnel that we assumed to be the bulwarks and guardians of our sanctuary, our existential home, our dear land. The Government has ceased to respond to the will of the people, because it no longer works for the people. and recognises only its paymasters and instructors perched above.

        The time is coming when we Irish may have to take care we do not libel Oliver Cromwell by comparing him to the dastards to whom we foolishly handed the reins of our nation!

        But that moment will signal also a change of another kind, because evil and lies always lose: once the people perceive that the evildoers can bury the truth for no longer, the pseudo-reality will come tumbling down. That moment is coming.

        How well are we prepared? Should a moment arrive when the establishment is no longer able to cover up its crimes, how will that play out? How well are we equipped to disperse the widespread delusion that some ‘authority’ will step in to take control, that there is only us and the evildoers? Are we ready for the final realisation that the ‘authorities’ are the true criminals among us? And how do we conduct ourselves now so that moment, when it arrives, can be maximised in moral terms, so that when it comes the criminals will, as did the Communists in Czechoslovakia in 1989, simply stand down and run for the hills?

        And can we answer now, above all, this question: who now constitutes the ‘We’ that must prepare for this moment, given that our nation is on the verge of outright destruction and our supposed government is at war with its own people?”

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  5. Great piece per usual Charlie!!! I’m sure this process of collapse and rebirth will take quite awhile! Love what you’ve taught us all, “Acknowledge God, take the next right step and be a sign of hope!” Win win!!! So fun to be alive in these times!!! Mike and I are watching 2nd season of the chosen!!! It is really really good!!! Mike in particular is learning a lot about the person of Christ! Many of these things they are showing he didn’t know!

    Happy Divine Mercy Sunday everyone!!!

    Get home and rest up, Charlie!!! I’ll be mailing in our next donation to you very soon!!!

    God bless and protect you always!!! Candle lit for you each and every week! Get some rest Sherpa! 🥰🥱🙏

    Ave Maria Stella maris!

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  6. I knew I had hit a home run when the attacks in the comments section were the most vicious. It was counter intuitive. Vicious, ugly attacks soothed me while a lack of screaming vitriol from opponents worried me.
    When the door of the adoration chapel was vandalized with the number 666 written on it. I felt joy because it was validation that truly the body of Christ was within the chapel. Even the demons recognize the Lord!

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  7. I thank God for Hurricane Katrina. The Hurricane created the scenario that had me buy a small 15 acre farm in Texas. As the country begins its decent into the Chaos of the Storm, I have food and a safe haven for my family. Texas has its share of election fraud problems in Houston. It seems to be the same playbook that has been delivering the left amazing victories. Voting machine issues in the red areas of big blue cities and republicans in the legislature that are actually democrats. Texas, despite being overwhelmingly red, stands on the precipice of being a blue state because of this fraud. I fear that we have gone so far down this rabbit hole, it will not end without one side cleaning out the other.
    And that is truly frightening since our organization is still ill-prepared for such an event. If one can even prepare for an event that is so unimaginably destructive.

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    1. Hey David, I realized, with no little dismay when I first really got to know Texas politics five years ago, that the people of the state are far more conservative than their representatives and officials are as a group. It is, indeed, cause for concern. But unlike some other areas, you have a host of real champions there who will fight. Some of the more public ones whose names you might know are Matt Rinaldi, Don Huffines, and State Senator Bryan Hughes. Pay close attention to Hughes: he is the hidden conservative rock star in the mix. Very smart, courageous, and with a great sense of how to make things happen without making a fuss. He serves WAY lower than his level of competency would indicate. There are also some great champions behind the scenes that will fully come to bear in crisis, whose names I won’t mention right now.

      It is frustrating for me because in terms of geography, infrastructure and natural resources, Texas will be the key center of gravity if there must be an either implicit or explicit division of states – and it is more politically wobbly than most know. But while the political situation is much more solid and stable in Florida, Texas has more brilliant untapped political conservatives than any state I know – even if it has more than a few hucksters who play at being conservative like Dan Crenshaw and John Cornyn.

      Both Texas and our organization are better prepared than you know – and more ready to act decisively and quickly in the event of sudden crisis. God has a plan.

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      1. “Both Texas and our organization are better prepared than you know – and more ready to act decisively and quickly in the event of sudden crisis. God has a plan.”
        I live in Texas, and I’m glad to know that, Charlie. I’m assuming you’re referring to our CORAC leadership…? From what I’ve seen in our statehouse and, of course in the legislature, we seem to be stuck with a bunch of spineless RINO’s. I hope I’m wrong about at least some of them.

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        1. You are stuck with a bunch of spineless RINOs, but there are some truly good and courageous people there. I know many, if not most of them. The health of Texas is important to me because if I have to go into exile for a time in the event of overt civil war, my home base will be in Texas.

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          1. The problem with Texas (as a rural Texan) is that FIVE of the nations largest cities are here. And the cities are blue. Without an electoral college, we will soon be outvoted.

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  8. “This is the generation George Orwell foresaw, a generation which believes that war is peace and knowledge is ignorance.”

    “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written:
    “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
    the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”
    Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?”
    (1 Corinthians 1:18-20).

    In this dark hour, the days spoken of when wisdom will be destroyed and frustrated and a torrent of confusion spewed from the mouth of the dragon (Rev 12:15), we who are left wondering what is believable still cling to a “normalcy bias” taught by God Himself in the bible that we should respect our “leaders”:
    “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.
    This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.”
    (Romans 13: 1-7).

    The struggle now is to discern the chaff from the wheat, who is to be truly honored and respected? As Charlie suggests we need to build up a “new nation” one with Christ as our cornerstone with the ultimate goal of our reclamation and salvation.

    “We are engaged in a form of political triage. Save those states which, by their openness to freedom and sound policy, can be saved so that they can become the framework of a “new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”” (CJ).

    Although, the power of our enemies is strong, and they consider us rubes, God does not abandon us:
    “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.”
    (1 Corinthians 27-30)

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  9. Amen!……I had to search for services. I am very surprised that the Catholic churches do not promote this novena and first-Sunday-after-Easter celebration! I think that it should be in every bulletin. No one knows for certain the graces that are poured out with the novena and the Sunday celebration, but I tend to believe that they are powerful, nonetheless. In addition, I believe that this is St. Faustina’s feast day of sainthood. John Paul II pronounced that she has sainthood……..Charlie writes about all the true and awful things that are happening. I like to concentrate on the hope, mercy and joy that this day offers ….and I do believe that Christ made the request. So, it seems to me to be a wonderful and unique day!…..I prayed for as many people that I could think of this week and brought their names to the fountain of Christ’s mercy including all who visit the board. Christ can easily multiply blessings, if it is His will! May God bless you all today and every day.

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    1. What will the years ahead bring us? What will man’s future on earth be like? We are not given to know. However, it is certain that in addition to new progress there will unfortunately be no lack of painful experiences. But the light of divine mercy, which the Lord in a way wished to return to the world through Sr. Faustina’s charism, will illumine the way for the men and women of the third millennium. —ST. JOHN PAUL II, Homily, April 30th, 2000

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      1. St. John Paul II (Pope John Paul II) would have continued to bless and promote this Divine Mercy celebration if he were still with us!

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    2. Yesterday we had a vicariate-wide Divine Mercy service (basically all the parishes in the county, six in all). It was absolutely beautiful. A priest led the prayers, there were five altar boys (ages 14 – 22) who served, and there were 5 or 6 priests hearing confessions. The service was scheduled from 2:30 – 4:00, but the priests stuck around until about 4:45 so that they could hear all of the confessions. There were a couple hundred people in attendance. All of the pastors in the county made sure that this event was announced in their parish bulletins, and I’m pretty sure that they also announced it from the pulpit today (I know that our pastor did).

      And here’s a video clip of the Easter Vigil at a small parish in a little town our diocese: St. Anthony’s in Hillsdale (home of Hillsdale College). The priest, a convert to Catholicism, received twenty-three people into the Church; and most of them look to be around college-age. The Democrats have hijacked the government in my state; but the Church is alive and well here, especially in our Diocese. So, the short video:

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      1. WOW, Mick!! Absolutely gorgeous and mightily heartening video. Love your whole comment.

        In our work in the Chinese evangelization project, we welcomed ONE HUNDRED and SIXTY EIGHT new converts in the small church which we built there. Jesus’ Light shines bright in the current darkness.

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      2. Truly beautiful, Mick. Yesterday, Divine Mercy Sunday, we had a packed 3 p.m. Mass and blessing of the Image in our local Dominican church, followed by a procession of the Image with Rosary through the local streets, ending with sung chaplet in the church. There was a powerful sermon by the Prior on Mercy… and much else, including our current circumstances. They’re not called the Order of Preachers for nothing!

        Now the green blade riseth.

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      3. The Divine Mercy service in my county was from 12:30 until about 4:15. The rosary began at 12:30. There were 4 or 5 priests for confession. Then the Mass. The Mass was supposed to start at 2 but it was delayed due to the number of confessions. After the Mass we said the chaplet followed by the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Then a blessing with a relic of St. Faustina for each person. And finally a feast of food prepared by the ladies of the parish that hosted the event. There were definitely several hundred people. However, in the past there have been many more, including bus loads of people. I think St. John Paul II made this devotion well known and now it is less well known.

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        1. Y’all were blesses! I found a Confession Sat night at a not-too-far-away parish, and they DID have a plan for Divine Mercy service. But back at my home parish, as usual, there was no mention of it at all. Sad.

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          1. A met someone for a soda after services. This person is a believe but not a big church goer. I was told that I ‘glowed’ after the Divine Mercy service. It was an unusual comment, and not mentioned until the next day. It must have been the Holy Spirit. 🙂 Just shows h powerful the Divine Mercy novena really is!

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  10. JESUS = GOOD NEWS … Happy Divine Mercy Day! 🙂,_Krak%C3%B3w

    Red Dragon Rising ;-(
    …….. & Reichsführer WEF …. ;-(
    …. & IMF ……
    …… It’s coming …. Soon!
    …. 4th Turning too?

    Western Civilization is quite simply commiting suicide!


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    1. I so needed to hear this today!! Thank you Charlie! I have a sense that the Lord is pouring out and increasing graces of holy authority and holy boldness and courage among his people. Maybe a Joan of Arc thing? Maybe a bit of Joshua and the walls of Jericho? Walls in the world? Walls in our hearts? The battle belongs to the Lord, but oh the Glory! Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us and the whole world. Precious Blood of Jesus Christ save us and the whole world. Immaculate Heart of Mary, Immaculate Conception, spread the the effect of Grace of the Flame of thy Love over all humanity. Virgin Most Powerful, pray for us! St. Joseph, Terror of Demons pray for us! Get to know the roles of the Holy Angels! We were made for a time such as this!!

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  11. “At the end of this solemn liturgy, I desire to say that many of my personal memories are tied to this place.
    During the Nazi occupation, when I was working in the Solvay factory near here, I used to come here. Even now I recall the street that goes from Borek Falecki to Debniki that I took every day going to work on the different turns with the wooden shoes on my feet. They’re the shoes that we used to wear then. How was it possible to imagine that one day the man with the wooden shoes would consecrate the Basilica of the Divine Mercy at Lagiewniki of Kraków.”
    -St. John Paul II (2002)

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    1. My escapism of choice involves the following: older Hallmark movies, Louis L’Amour books (and movies based on them), and music/videos of the Irish “boyband” (now “manband”?) called Westlife.

      Don’t judge me.


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      1. Who am I to judge? 😎

        Is that Westlife in their First or Second Coming?

        Must be a girl thing…

        (shrugs; finishes pint of the Blessed Black Brew)

        (runs away very fast)

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        1. Jaykay, as to your points:

          (1) Ha!

          (2) I am a fan of Westlife’s music both pre-breakup and post-reunion.

          (3) Yeah, totally a girl thing, although both my 26- and 13-year-old sons like some of their songs.

          (4) Sláinte!

          (5) I trust that you didn’t hurt yourself whilst beating a hasty retreat from all things Westlife. 🙂

          P.S. You might check out their song “Repair,” from their 2019 album, “Spectrum.” Excellent vocals, great beat, meaningful lyrics (especially in light of Divine Mercy Sunday).

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    2. Believe me, you are not alone! Not joking either, though it’s not necessarily cats. Christopher, if you want to laugh your head off, look up “Men’s brain, women’s brain”; I think his name is Mark Gungor. I guarantee it’s funny! My husband keeps saying we need humor and I agree!

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  12. JESUS = GOOD NEWS … 🙂

    One Day The Church of Christ will be United …. ALL Believers!

    THEY are out to get US … including The Inside Church THEY!! ;-(


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  13. PS: JESUS = GOOD NEWS! 😉

    Get a Load of this latest BS from the WEF. Rice is Killing US! Methane from Hell!!
    Kill the Cattle, Salt the Rice Fields and eat ze Bugs!

    Read about the Medieval Warm Period that Man had nothing to do with!
    Good for some and bad for others …. just like Life/Human Condition in general.

    EVIL plus THEIR Birkenstock wearing & Chardonnay drinking Quiche Eaters are In-Control and doing THEIR Worst ….NOW!! ;-(
    ….. And I don’t believe that the 100+ Food Producing Plant-n-Railroad disasters that have occurred of late have been all accidental …. 18,000 Cows exterminated last week!


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  14. JESUS = GOOD NEWS … 🙂

    RIP Victims … Prayers Up for the Holocaust that you will not see reported upon on ABCNNBCBS-NYT/NPR/WashPo,…….. ;-(

    Those Silly “Teens” letting off some steam just like we did in those days …… Right!??
    “Mob takes over Compton gas station, steals thousands worth of alcohol, snacks”
    “Chaos in Chicago as 3 shot, 15 arrested as teen mobs terrorize downtown”
    “REI Sporting Goods Store in Portland, OR Closing Due to Rise in Break-Ins and Theft”
    “Chicago Mayor Elect Johnson Tells Chicagoans Not to “Demonize” Teens Who Terrorized and Unleashed Violent Chaos on the City”
    “Walmart closing 4 Chicago stores, blaming millions in annual losses”
    “Outgoing Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called the violent riots this weekend mostly peaceful: It’s wrong to say that it’s mayhem”


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    1. Please check out this video ~ retired doc explaining orally ingested vaccines and follows up with a discussion of other technology. I really like this guy, he explains our insides very well.

      Katey in OR ✝️🙏🏽💕

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      1. Katie, I would be very careful about trusting this man. The minute he said that the Covid shots were “vaccines” I had difficulty believing the rest of what he said. It sounded more like a “woke” player infiltrating the “anti-vax” community (via the preppers) to convince us that “everything is fine, drink the Kool aid.”

        Here’s another link about food being produced specifically to attack us with this mRNA technology.

        I don’t follow this man or his videos, but I am much more careful about disseminating information anymore. I trust Tom Renz.

        (Here’s another article worth looking at:

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  15. Hi everyone and anyone!!! Lol 😂 I’m trying to watch survival in the home videos 📹 but the Corac site won’t let me?!?! I’m sure I’m signed in but it won’t work? Any clues 🕵️‍♂️ anyone? Thank you! Linda

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      1. I’m able to watch it now!!! I think it was simply a glitch in the matrix 😂

        Charlie I met the nicest lady today at goodwill! She was helping me to see if this little toddler bike was a good bargain or not. She used to work at goodwill but had to quit because the 2nd Covid shot made her really sick😩. Anyways I told her about you and the brazen serpent prayer! Got her email but we didn’t exchange names. So I sent her the prayer and the history behind it! Please all say a prayer for this dear soul🥰

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  16. Mick:

    (1) you understand where I was coming from 😎 again

    (2) they are very talented. There was an original early-90s Irish boyband called Boyzone (strangely enough) but I think – not bein an expert – that Westlife were better.

    (3) an unsubtle (I’m a man) attempt to rise you. Your return-serve is master (mistress?)fully tactful. As expected.

    (4) You got the accent (“fada” in Irish) right 👍

    (5) running away from your righteous retribution, not Westlife. All of whom can run a lot faster than me.

    (6) Ummm. Yes. And I’ve heard they’re working on an interpretation of the Philip Glass Akhenaten. Should be good.

    (7) runs away again 😎

    (8) reminder to self: overusing that emoji. Or whatever they’re called.

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  17. But, re. (6), what you say about “in light of Divine Mercy” is interesting so I’ll definitely check it out. God bless them, you – and all here.

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  18. Our senior Senator from Virginia, Mark Warner, just posted this… and people believe him! Insane!
    “We’ve done something incredible and managed a pretty fast economic recovery from the pandemic – one of the most economically damaging events EVER.
    All our progress stands to be wiped away if we get close to defaulting on our debt. Let’s raise the limit.”

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  19. What Jesus told Luisa on this day in 1919:
    … I will just say what my sweet Jesus told me: “My daughter, my Humanity
    was the only organ which reordered the harmony between Creator and creature.
    I did for each soul all that they was supposed to do toward their Creator, not
    excluding even lost souls, because I was to give to the Father complete glory,
    love and satisfaction for all created things; with this only difference: the souls
    who somehow fulfill their duties toward the Creator – almost nobody arrives at
    satisfying them all – unite their glory to Mine, and everything they do remains as
    though grafted into Mine; while the lost ones remain as though parched members,
    and since vital humors are missing in them, they are not fit for receiving any graft
    of the good I have done for them, but they are only fit for burning in the eternal
    fire. Therefore, my Humanity restored the lost harmony between creatures and
    Creator, and sealed it at the price of blood and unheard-of pains.”
    Vol. 12 Jesus did for each soul everything that they were
    supposed to do toward their Creator.

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  20. JESUS = GOOD NEWS … 🙂

    Catholic Vote vs. FBI

    Let US start first with a Congress of Red States and in Red States establish a Civil Rights Division whose sole task is to Investigate, Expose and Prosecute Federal Overreach and violation of US/State Constitutions and Bill of Rights. Blue States could form Congresses of Counties.
    Blue States/Cities have already set the precedent of Federal Law Nullifications.
    ….. now! Do I believe that we have Time/Wherewithal for the above …… No ;-(

    The Never-Ending Pervert Scandal ;-( … Come, Lord Jesus!!

    If wokester snowflakes can whine about a Black Uncle/Chef on boxes of Cereal, a Black Aunt on a syrup bottle or an Indian chick on a butter container, we can complain about a fake chick on a beer can. I once bought all of the above products …. Get Woke! Go Broke!!


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  21. JESUS = GOOD NEWS … 🙂

    “SatanCon 2023” !!! ;-(

    Party of Death … In-Action!

    Not to Worry!!
    ChinaJoe’s DHS/DOJ/FBI are On-It …. as soon as they round up all those awful 6 Jan White Supremacist Capitol Trespassers


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  22. JESUS = GOOD NEWS … 🙂

    ….The below from MILINET this morn:

    …….. plus below from MILINET Regular, Steve:
    RESPONSE TO: Revolution of Color–Peachy Keenan

    I vividly remember standing in our G-2 walk-in safe (our SCP) back at 7th MEB at 29 Palms, holding a two year old classified 5-Year Estimate of the Soviet Union. We shredded it because it predicted NOTHING like what had occurred over the (then) past year with the fall of the Berlin wall and collapse of the Soviet Union. It was a stark reminder of how quickly an empire can fall when just the right buttons are pushed. The ongoing Color Revolution going on in America, if left to continue unabated, will have the same effect. Count on it. Ya gotta read this article to see what’s going on across our nation. And it’s not a natural phenomenon. It’s absolutely being orchestrated. Chinese police stations across America. Military-aged Chinese illegal aliens coming across the border in large numbers. Russians caught trying to impact (for the benefit of) democrat elections in Florida. And leftist state and federal members of congress continually beating the drum for the end of the country as we know it. America is only going to survive if we push back. Doug’s graphic of the one-thirds is the clearest statement yet of what we have to deal with; what is working against us, working against the country.
    S/F, Steve



  23. Stevebc I pray you and your mom are going great!!! Haven’t seen you on in awhile but I haven’t seen me on in awhile either with the signal thing going on! Lol 😂 anyway can you tell me why I’m taking magnesium???? I’m reordering my supplements and can’t remember why I’m taking it so it must not be for memory😂. Mick doesn’t know why I’m taking it either…heard it somewhere to take it but can’t remember where. Thank you stevebc!!! God bless🥰

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    1. Dear Linda, I so hope that I can meet you some day–if not on this side of Heaven, then there at least! You make me laugh, so I imagine you are a “child” after God’s own heart! How He must enjoy you!

      I’m glad Beckita gave you that link about magnesium, because it is not for memory 😂😂 but super good and necessary for the body. God bless you!

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      1. Dearest jewelsword13 that was just the sweetest kindest thing you said to me!!! By your own words, I can tell your a deep lover and follower of Christ!!! You’re so kind and In my opinion I can always tell that those that are close to Christ are kind🥰. I’m so glad I could give you a giggle yesterday!!! We all need to laugh once in awhile😂 jewels I hope to meet you too someday down here and if not here, then if and when I get up there I’ll be looking for the lovely lady dressed in 13 jewels 💎!!! Ha! God bless ya jewels and I’ll be on Charlie’s zoom 🏎️ GOD WILLING!!!🙏🙏🙏. Big shout out to you there! Have a beautiful day🥰🙏💎🥳🏎️

        Btw did you see what Stevebc wrote about magnesium??? Holy smokes!!!

        Linda, you always spread laughter. 😀

        I’m around but have been very busy on other matters, and everyone here seems to be getting along fine on their own, such that I haven’t felt much of an impulse to comment.

        Magnesium deficiency is a big problem, especially for older people. It’s involved in hundreds of reactions in the body. Just as a general thing, it’s very good to take it.

        The specific reason I’ve recommended it in the past is because I understand that it helps Vitamin D3 supplements work more effectively. Levels of Vitamin D3 in your blood that are above 50 and as high as 100 will make sure your immune system is operating properly and (for example) will keep you from going to the hospital with a bad case of Covid.

        However, taking Vitamin D3 alone can cause issues with calcium metabolism, so everyone taking Vitamin D3 needs to take 100-200 micrograms of Vitamin K2 daily to make sure the calcium goes into one’s bones and not into one’s arterial walls.

        To make it a three-way support, you need to take magnesium to help activate the Vitamin D3 and make it effective.

        Keeping up on why you take supplements is a great idea, Linda. I hope my explanation helps you determine what to do. 🙂


    2. Linda, you always spread laughter. 😀

      I’m around but have been very busy on other matters, and everyone here seems to be getting along fine on their own, such that I haven’t felt much of an impulse to comment.

      Magnesium deficiency is a big problem, especially for older people. It’s involved in hundreds of reactions in the body. Just as a general thing, it’s very good to take it.

      The specific reason I’ve recommended it in the past is because I understand that it helps Vitamin D3 supplements work more effectively. Levels of Vitamin D3 in your blood that are above 50 and as high as 100 will make sure your immune system is operating properly and (for example) will keep you from going to the hospital with a bad case of Covid.

      However, taking Vitamin D3 alone can cause issues with calcium metabolism, so everyone taking Vitamin D3 needs to take 100-200 micrograms of Vitamin K2 daily to make sure the calcium goes into one’s bones and not into one’s arterial walls.

      To make it a three-way support, you need to take magnesium to help activate the Vitamin D3 and make it effective.

      Keeping up on why you take supplements is a great idea, Linda. I hope my explanation helps you determine what to do. 🙂

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      1. Omgosh Stevebc I think you just saved my life! Literally! 🥰🙏🥳😘👍

        Yes! I remember all of this that you said a few years back and you JUST reminded me why I need to take and reorder K2 too!!!

        Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

        Steve I will pass your advice on to my local signal group!!! Thank you so much!

        And how’s mom? How are you?
        God bless and protect you so much, Steve!


        1. Linda, you’re welcome. 🙂

          My mother and I are doing OK. She gets out in her wheelchair with her companion helper pretty much every morning, saying hello to everyone she sees, checking out the colorful ducks and the alligators in our local lake. She can’t talk much any more, but that doesn’t stop her from greeting everyone she sees. I get in during the afternoon and evening, when she is quieter. We watch a lot of golf on the TV, as she was a club-champion level golfer for many years. She takes 1 mild drug daily, and I give her some supplements, and she is comfortable most of the time, little pain, just gradual loss of physical and mental function. At 98.5 years old she could go to God next month or three years from now, who knows? Meanwhile, she admits she is learning lessons she didn’t want to have to learn, yet she remains mostly happy. It’s been good for me to see someone in adversity do so well in accepting what is and remaining in good spirits.

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          1. Isn’t that just a beautiful witness to a life well lived and full of enormous amount of grace and favor!!! Your mom must be very Saintly to have produced such a fine young man for her son!!! So happy she’s doing good Stevebc and so glad to hear your ok too!!! Eeeeeh ghads…. Alligators 🐊 😳. I don’t like those creatures 😬. Thank you again for all the great info on magnesium k2 d3!!! I’m spreading all your health wealth everywhere people will listen!!!🥰. God bless you Stevebc! See everyone tonight (kinda) as we all listen to our great Sherpa!!! We’re all so squirrels 😂🐿️

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