Cuba After the Castros

By Lowell Ponte

Cuba was once the third most prosperous nation in the Western Hemisphere, before Fidel Castro replaced capitalism with a communist dictatorship that turned it into one of the poorest, with an average monthly salary of $31. Fidel died in 2016 at age 90.

CyWUBsOW8AApy37The Castro dynasty ends this week when Fidel’s younger brother, former head of the secret police Raul Castro, retires after 10 years as Cuban President. (He will remain head of the Communist Party.) His hand-picked successor is said to be Miguel Diaz-Canel, who turns 58 this week, a committed Communist whose past is almost unknown to the press.

This is the way most revolutionary dictatorships slide into the dustbin of history. The charismatic founder holds his new government together by invoking what they shared during the revolution. When this leader passes, sometimes a family relative with his last name takes over, but it eventually devolves to a battle to the death between top lieutenants – such as Stalin versus Trotsky – fighting to seize power. Competitors for the love of the people such as Che Guevara are killed or sent abroad to die. After them, only the uncharismatic Yes-Men such as Nikita Khrushchev and Diaz-Canel survive and are left to take charge.

The new Cuban dictator faces difficult challenges. His island survives mostly by free oil from the Communist dictatorship of Venezuela, also a sinking economy kept in power by more than 14,000 Cuban secret police.

An American embargo of sorts remains in place, but Cuba has always been able to trade with Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Its problem is that it has repeatedly failed to pay for goods and thus has terrible credit with many nations. Castro also bet his slave island’s future on becoming a colony of the Communist Soviet empire, which failed and died before he did.

I remember being in Cuba in 1977, doing a piece for the Los Angeles Times. Cuba was Spain’s administrative center in the New World, populated mostly by business-savvy Spaniards from Barcelona. Cuba’s population is white and black, from African slaves imported to do the labor. But it is not brown; Spain exterminated the Native Americans who lived there.

I remember being taken to a showplace school where children studied half a day and burned their hands working at assembling batteries at an adjacent factory the other half – a throwback to child labor that liberal reporters never questioned. The school’s principal was Black, the only non-white I met in any position of power. The liberal media also ignored that white Fidel Castro overthrew a mulatto socialist Cuban President, Fulgencio Batista.

Then as now, ordinary Cubans could not enter resort hotels. I remember the panic on the face of a Communist Bloc apparatchik who began chatting with me in the hotel pool; then when he realized I was American tried frantically to get away from me before anyone noticed.

“We used to watch ‘I Love Lucy’ too,” said my Communist Party guide, “but we saw it differently.” How many Americans knew that when Desi sang “Babalu” he was invoking a deity from African Santeria voodoo religion? I loved embarrassing my guide by asking why he always locked his car in this Workers’ Paradise, or why cigarettes for Cuban domestic consumption carried health warnings…but not cigarettes made for export.

How many Democrats helped the Castros? John F. Kennedy withdrew promised air support, leaving Cuban freedom fighters to be killed or captured at the Bay of Pigs (Playa Giron). Bill and Hillary Clinton violated the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child by sending commandos to snatch Elian Gonzalez so the boy could be returned to Castro as a trophy after his mother died bringing him across shark-filled waters to the United States.

Barack Obama ended wet-foot/dry-foot asylum for Cubans reaching the U.S. as refugees from Communism. Cubans understand the evils of Communism and tend to vote Republican, unlike the millions of other Democrat-voting Latinos Obama allowed to flood illegally into the U.S. We need to learn why so many Cubans were willing to risk their lives by fleeing from the Castros to find economic and personal freedom.
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A “Cashless” America Could Soon Be “Gunless”

By Lowell Ponte

The United States is quickly turning “cashless,” buying most things from automobiles to hamburgers via bank loans and credit cards. Americans carry more than a trillion dollars on what should be called “debt cards.” Banks love cashlessness, in which more and more of what we need is not earned or saved, but borrowed for high interest.

Government is even happier with the fast-arriving cashless society. Cash can be hidden, despite your bank being required to spy on you and report any odd financial activity. Government wants every transaction you make to be taxable, trackable, hackable, blockable, and used to empower Big Brother.

cash-gun-450Cashlessness in surprising ways gives vast power to government. Days ago, for example, liberal Democrat New York State Comptroller Thomas J. DiNapoli, who controls where the state invests its $209.1 Billion pension fund, sent out a letter. It went to institutions behind our credit cards – Visa, MasterCard, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, American Express, Discover Financial Services, and others.

DiNapoli’s message was about as subtle as a guy wearing a pinstripe suit, black shirt and white tie saying: “You gotta nice place here. Too bad if anything happened to it. But maybe I can provide you some protection.”

DiNapoli suggested that these companies should consider whether gun transactions should be classified with restricted high-risk purchases like pornography, illicit drugs, and cryptocurrencies. “If gun violence continues unabated in society,” he wrote, “public outcry…may grow and create significant financial risk for the company.”

DiNapoli suggested that these companies look into implementing ways to block credit card purchases of firearms, ammunition, and gun accessories. The implied threat was clear: stop extending credit to gun and ammo buyers, or risk having New York State investment money taken away from your bank or credit company because the left wants to ban guns.

The Federal Government has already tried such intimidation, as Craig R. Smith and I explained in our 2014 book Don’t Bank On It! The Unsafe World of 21st Century Banking. President Barack Obama implemented “Operation Choke Point,” which threatened regulatory problems for financial institutions that did not withhold banking and credit services from firearms and ammunition sellers, among others. Such sellers were to be cut off even if they had never been found guilty of any criminal wrongdoing.

This was the naked weaponization of regulatory power to injure or kill ideological targets. Consumer Research analyst Beau Brunson noted that Operation Choke Point “used reputational risk as a tool for bank coercion.” Now so does DiNapoli. With “cashlessness,” when customers have no other way to buy, such nuclear warfare can crush businesses and products.

In August 2017 President Donald Trump stopped Operation Choke Point, but as The Hill wrote, “a program terminated unilaterally can be resumed unilaterally.” On the day Progressive Democrats regain power, this is one of ten thousand kinds of authoritarian force they immediately will reinstall.

Sweden had been enthusiastic about becoming the world’s first “cashless” society. Now they are frightened at the power this gives government – not only their own, but Russia’s should it launch an invasion by hacking, scrambling, or shutting off Sweden’s computer networks as it did Ukraine’s, leaving Swedes helpless, without access to either cash or credit.

If a “cashless” government becomes authoritarian, it can not only monitor and tax everything you buy, but also ban purchases – ranging from foods it deems unhealthful to guns it deems dangerous. Without approval of the beast, you will be denied the ability to buy what you want and need. Purchasing or repairing once-legal firearms can instantly be made impossible.

This authoritarian step-by-step plan makes people depend on credit cards, and on renting things instead of owning them. Then it outlaws cash as something only outlaws use. Then government can control what people are permitted to buy by regulating and intimidating banks and credit card companies. The future will eventually rediscover the Framers’ Constitutional money. We will return to the 5,000-year tradition of precious metal that needs no government or computer to give it value. We will learn again that gold and free are not “four-letter words,” but two words that go together.

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California’s Illegal Alien Voting Law IS Secession

By Lowell Ponte

On April 12, 1861, the Confederacy opened fire on Fort Sumter, igniting a Civil War that before its end killed more than 620,000 Americans.

Mark the date April 1, 2018, April Fool’s Day, as the day Civil War 2.0 began. On that day the State of California began to automatically register illegal aliens to vote who have driver licenses. This new law immunizes illegals against any state criminal penalty for registering and voting.

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Leftist scholars say that our states control their voting criteria and can legally register non-citizens to vote in state, county, and local elections. States, including California, however, may not register illegals to vote in federal elections – for Members of Congress, U.S. Senators, or President.

Allowing citizens of other countries vote in California would illegally “dilute” the votes not only of Californians but those of all American citizens by giving foreigners political power in selecting American lawmakers and Presidents. Democrats who collude in such theft of citizen voting rights – letting your vote be cancelled out by a foreigner – should face criminal prosecution under the Conspiracy Against Rights Act (18 USC § 241).

California has one-quarter or more of America’s illegal aliens – as well as one-third of the entire nation’s welfare recipients. With a population more than 40 percent Latino, it has become Mexifornia. The new California motor-voter registration law that took effect April 1st transparently is intended to enfranchise illegals, who vote 2-1 for the ruling Democratic Party, in order to dissolve the American nation into a borderless, bankrupt, bilingual backwater ruled as a colony by a global Progressive government.

Progressive President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s slogan was “Tax and tax, spend and spend, elect and elect.” In California’s lavish vote-buying welfare state, the top 1 percent of taxpayers earn 24% of the income, but reportedly pay at least 48% of all income taxes. The highest-earning 5,700 Californians reportedly pay upwards of 37% of all state income taxes. This dangerously narrow tax base in the economic near-crash of 2008 caused state tax revenue to plummet by 23%. California cannot yet print its own money.

The greed of California Democrats is without limit. When President Donald Trump passed his tax cut, leading leftist politicians swore that they would increase already-crushing California taxes to “recapture” what the rich saved. Successful people are fleeing with their money from the once-golden state in a “reverse gold rush,” while millions more illegals are flooding in to get welfare checks in what now calls itself a “sanctuary state?”

President Trump is trying to fight his way through a thicket of Democrat-appointed left-wing judges to defund or abolish sanctuary cities and illegal invaders, like the thousands of mostly-Hondurans calling themselves Migrantes en la Lucha, “migrants in the fight,” mobilized to be the next wave to overwhelm the border patrol on Easter weekend, much as the radicals wearing Guy Fawkes masks swept over the British police in the movie V for Vendetta. These are classic radical tactics: either the invaders win, or the police who stop them are accused of anti-human brutality.

Imagine a better alternative. Suppose that President Trump announces today that the new California law has made all future elections unconstitutional and illegal, because foreigners are now allowed to tilt the outcome. Neither he nor the Republican House and Senate will accept the credentials of anyone elected by California (one of 8 states, incidentally, that have more registered voters than voting-age citizens).

Imagine after November’s vote that California’s two Democratic Senators and 53 Congress members (39 of whom are Democrats) are not seated until a new California election purges all illegal aliens and other foreigners from the voter rolls in federal elections. No California presidential votes will be counted in 2020. Imagine the federal government requiring voter I.D.s and declaring it a felony punishable by permanent forfeiture of future U.S. citizenship if a non-citizen votes illegally in any federal election.

California Democrats defied federal law and colluded to let foreigners take control of the U.S. government in Washington, D.C. They started Civil War 2.0 by seceding from the United States and its laws. Now they should lose all political power outside California, which would end any hope that Progressives will ever again rule the United States. Bye Bye, California.
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Gunning for Religion

By Lowell Ponte

Much of what he saw was expected at Saturday’s March for Our Lives protests, writes Jarrett Stepman of the Heritage Foundation. The politics and organizers were predictably “left-wing,” and their aim was not so much to safeguard children as to outlaw all non-government guns.

208403But what most surprised Mr. Stepman was how many of the protestors attacked “the act of offering prayers in the wake of shootings….it was strange to see so many signs specifically aimed at condemning prayer.”

One such voice was former Attorney General Eric Holder, who called scornfully for radical political action instead of “the usual…prayers.”

Holder served under President Barack Obama, who as a candidate in 2008 patronizingly told a fundraiser of wealthy San Franciscans that working class people in flyover country “cling to [their] guns or religion.”

Why should we be surprised that the same arrogant elite that plans to confiscate your guns also wants to demean and destroy your religious faith?

Eric Holder once told the Women’s National Democratic Club in Washington, D.C. (and the nation via CSPAN-2) that he was launching a campaign to “really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way,” as Craig R. Smith and I discussed in our book The Great Withdrawal: How the Progressives’ 100-Year Debasement of America and the Dollar Ends.

The Obama Administration established a mind-manipulation office in the White House, as we also documented. Gun control was one of many values they tried to change in America’s mind. They also secretly provided firearms to Mexican drug gangs in “Operation Fast and Furious” as a pretext to greatly restrict U.S. gun sales; when this scheme was discovered, Holder refused to turn over documents and in 2012 became the first presidential cabinet member ever to be held in criminal and civil contempt by a congressional committee. Last Saturday continued mind control on children.

President Obama and Mr. Holder are Progressives, members of an ideological cult that for more than two centuries has plotted to overthrow older religions. Progressives believe government is god, and that with enough wealth and power they can create utopia, a new anti-individualist egalitarian Eden, a Politically-Correct heaven on Earth in which all power – including all guns – will be held by government.

To force us to become serfs dependent on their governmentality, Progressives intend to strip us of our faith, our ability to defend or care for ourselves, our right to own private property or to find identity and values in our religious heritage and historical achievements. Progressives demand that America’s old religion, history, and individual rights be destroyed.

It was no accident that their chosen messenger giving his demagogic speech on Saturday called anyone who defended Second Amendment rights a “child killer.” (The rally was partly funded by your tax dollars given to the nation’s leading Progressive abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, which kills more than 300,000 babies each year.) He raised his clenched fist in the international socialist salute, so similar to its near-twin national socialist salute – both offshoots of the same Progressive collectivist pseudo-religion.

A March Pew Research Center study reported that “religiously unaffiliated voters, who made up just 8% of the electorate two decades ago, now constitute about a quarter (24%) of all registered voters.” These godless or unconnected folks “account for a third of Democratic voters, up from just 9% in 1997.” We are two nations, going under without God.

These Democrats may not be atheists or agnostics. They are converts to the Progressive pagan religion with collectivist government as their new god. America and individual liberty, the guns and religion we cling to, are to be sacrificed so they can create a human-made heaven on Earth.
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Trump’s Turning Point In History (And Ours)

By Lowell Ponte

The ancient Chinese had a favorite curse: “May you live in interesting times,” meaning times of social disorientation, transformational change, war, chaos, and revolutionary upheaval. We live in interesting times in a nation divided.

Progressives, after a century of power-grabbing, were in 2016 only one election victory away from dissolving America into a collectivist global government.

The left-dominated media and unelected Deep State in 2016 decided that they would do more than interfere with our election by rigging the Democratic nomination for Hillary Clinton, and then refusing to prosecute her many crimes.

Almost unreported, the liberal media also tried to rig the Republican primaries to guarantee that Ms. Clinton became President by picking the “weakest” possible opponent to make her victory easy. The media did this by giving Donald Trump what the New York Times estimates was a de facto campaign contribution of $2 Billion worth of free airtime to beat his GOP rivals.

Progressives continue to suffer shock and awe that Trump, like a mythical Greek hero, did the almost-impossible by defeating Clinton. This man of destiny prevented our doom, although it remains to be seen for how long. He is tough but honest about his agenda. Progressives are desperate to hector and destroy this man who bested them, and who exposes how they have corrupted the America designed by our Framers.

bsnews-bigAs part of the media’s frenzied coup attempt to destroy Trump, CBS “60 Minutes” plans next weekend to interview a fame-and-wealth-seeking pornographic movie star who claims she and Trump had an affair. She says she was paid $170,000 not to discuss this matter in public, but now she will – which means that nothing she says can be trusted.

CBS is changing from the Tiffany to the titillation network, airing smut for ratings. Did it do this when Progressive Bill Clinton was sexually accused? Bill and Hillary Clinton were given prime time on “60 Minutes” in a pre-taped, pre-election interview – basically a free ad – where Executive Producer Don Hewitt gave them the questions in advance, along with guaranteed do-overs if they slipped and said anything embarrassing. Republicans are never allowed to edit their CBS interviews like this. As media insiders know, Hewitt was also notorious for chasing young females around the desk of his locked office.

CBS is sinking from being fake news into Pornews, airing pornography as news. Anything to destroy Trump.

Meanwhile, to win the 2018 elections, Democrats in key places such as Pennsylvania’s soon-to-vanish “Brigadoon” 18th Congressional District are pretending to be Trumpists. Conor Lamb’s first ad leading to his narrow win featured him holding his AR-15 “assault rifle” while saying he would defend Second Amendment rights….yet no young anti-gun activist protested against Lamb. Media’s leftist collusion conjures such illusions. Lamb said he would not vote for liberal Rep. Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker – but fooling voters into electing mock-moderate Democrats could make her speaker, end Trump’s reforms and tax cuts, and launch his impeachment.

Trump has struck fear into our smug unelected rulers who thought they were above the law and would pay no price for attempting a coup d’etat. Leftists now know this war with Trump could cost them their accumulated power.

Trump has less than seven years left to serve, but supporters act as if he has made America permanently prosperous. Seven good years might be coming, or, God forbid, tomorrow morning’s news could report that Trump’s presidency has suddenly ended and the economy and dollar are in free fall.

We should be prepared with honest money, prudent diversification, and individual responsibility. America’s future in these interesting times may depend on President Trump, but he depends on the more than 40 percent of Americans who support him despite endless Progressive attacks.
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Donald Ducks Into California: Will He Be the Last President to Visit this U.S. State?

By Lowell Ponte

Donald Trump scheduled this week for his maiden visit to the most hostile leftist land to him on Earth, the once-golden state of California.

The Spanish named this place after the fabled warrior Queen Calafia (from the Arab word Khalifa, the Muslim religious and state ruler) who ruled a magic island of talking animals. This was the land where 49ers swarmed nearly two centuries ago, with pipe dreams of gaining wealth without work, and actors later followed with stars in their eyes.

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In the north of this first “sanctuary” state, the Oakland mayor has done more than refuse to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) police; she also warned illegal residents that ICE agents planned widespread arrests the next day, thereby endangering the officers.

An Oakland coffee shop called Hasta Muerte (Spanish for “until death”) refuses to serve police officers for the “physical and emotional safety of our customers and ourselves.” Oddly, far-left residents would punish a cake shop that refused to custom-decorate a cake for a gay wedding, but discriminating against cops is fine. They would evict police, much as the “no go” Muslim zones in Paris do. As the old saying goes, were it not for their double standards, the Left would have no standards at all.

At the state’s opposite end is its second biggest city (yes, bigger than San Francisco), San Diego, where in California’s golden age roughly one-third of residents had some connection to the U.S. military, mostly Marines at Camp Pendleton or the Navy’s Top Gun or Pacific Command Center.

President Trump reportedly plans to arrive in San Diego on Tuesday, be targeted by protestors (some of whom may be taking the San Diego State University course on impeaching Trump), inspect the eight prototypes for his border wall, and fly for 20 minutes up the coastline that night to Los Angeles and a Republican fundraiser where tickets cost from $35,000 to $250,000. In 2016 Trump got more than 4.5 million votes in California. He then will fly home Wednesday, perhaps with one other stop, perhaps in Fresno. He may be the last President to visit American California.

Although Hillary Clinton carried California with ease in 2016, several of the secession movements aim to free San Diego as well as the inland and northern counties from the tyranny of the radical Los Angeles-San Francisco axis – symbolized by the single red star in California’s flag.

Why is this Left Coast axis so leftist? Hollywood is a land of utopian fantasy that at least once upon a time used to be mostly pro-American. But Hollywood is now an almost wholly-owned subsidiary of Communist China, its biggest audience and provider of production money. It is an industry of prostitutes that, as Susan Sarandon says, rewards actors who “Don’t ask questions.”

Typical leftist actor Matt Damon, for example, recently starred in the China-funded propaganda flick “The Great Wall.” He also starred in the American-oil-fracking-is-evil agitprop film “Promised Land,” which was quietly funded by America’s competitor the oil-rich United Arab Emirates. Globalism and anti-American themes are fine in Hollywood movies, but what major recent movies are pro-American?

Northern California’s Silicon Valley is rich with high tech companies that stifle employee free speech as surely as University of California commissars do, and that also help China control and spy on its own citizens. Yes, they still have stars in their eyes – now red stars. These are the rich folks who mock Trump’s wall and nationalism while living in gated communities and pay little to their illegal Mexican gardeners.

But come the political mega-quake, these white rich will be ousted, much as opponent Kevin de Leon, veteran ruler of the California Senate, denied U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein the Democratic re-nomination. As De Leon has said, if the immigration laws were enforced, half his relatives would have to return to Mexico. Instead, come April 1, they and other illegals getting driver licenses will automatically be registered to vote with legal immunity, and we can kiss American California goodbye.

California has already seceded from federal drugs laws, too. Californians used to worry about their state seceding and turning into an alien nation, but, high on Hollywood hallucinations they smoke something to forget that now. This month Steven Spielberg releases “Ready Player One,” which as Craig R. Smith and I discuss in Money, Morality & The Machine is about a dystopia where people live mostly in computer games.

California will label caffeine a carcinogen at Hasta Muerte, but they are putting treated sewage into state water supplies. Do not drink the water, Mr. President. As California Senator Kamala Harris says in criticizing President Trump’s immigration policies: “California represents the future.”
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Democrats Try “Gerrymandering” Elections by Age and Ethnicity

by Lowell Ponte

In 1812, Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry tried rigging elections by redrawing district boundaries so that his Democratic-Republican Party (the forerunner of today’s Democratic Party) would win more seats. One such district was shaped like a salamander, which critics called a “Gerrymander.”

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The Democrats ever since have used trickery to win. Pennsylvania Supreme Court judges, all Democrats, have replaced the legislature’s power to draw congressional districts. In 2000, Democrats tried to throw out overseas ballots of Florida soldiers, and the far left Center for American Progress this February proposed making it harder for Americans in uniform to vote overseas, because soldiers tend to vote as conservatives. In 2016, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order giving votes to more than 100,000 felons, who vote up to 88 percent Democratic.

President Barack Obama, as Craig R. Smith and I noted in our book Money, Morality & The Machine, broke all legal limits with his “Obamamander,” in effect stretching the southern border of the U.S. to include voters from all of Mexico and half of Central America. On April 1, California will begin automatically registering all Driver License holders to vote, and will remove any criminal penalty from non-citizens thus registered who vote illegally.

The latest Democratic scheme could be called “gerrymandering by age.” Several efforts are underway – including some reportedly receiving funds from billionaire radical George Soros – to lower the voting age from 18 to 17 or 16. Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett advocates votes for 16-year-olds. Leftist Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe writes that “Teens between 14 and 18 have far better BS detectors, on average, than ‘adults’ 18 and older. Wouldn’t it be great if the voting age were lowered to 16?”

In fact, young voters are inexperienced and naive, immature, dependent on others, and generally have never held a serious job or had to pay taxes or a mortgage. They are easy prey for leftist teachers and demagogues who advocate wealth redistribution, gun confiscation, and other radical schemes.

As with soldiers and felons, leftists want to do more than give votes to immature voters. They also want to take away the right to vote from older citizens who tend to vote conservatively. Time Magazine’s Joel Stein argues:

“Old people vote shortsightedly, choosing the least Progressive outcome. In surveys in the U.S. and the U.K., people over 65 – compared with people under 30 – were nearly twice as likely to be against gay marriage; twice as likely to be pro-Brexit; half as likely to support legalization of marijuana; nearly five times less likely to want to spend money on education; 60% more likely to vote for Donald Trump; and nearly 50% more likely to say immigrants have a negative impact on society.”

“The over-65 generation does not accurately represent our country,” writes Stein, “because they are overwhelmingly white and actually vote. So, unfortunately, we’re going to have to bar them from voting.” Is he joking?

To do this, the Left must circumvent the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which says that “The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.”

Odds are the Democrats will follow Mr. Obama, who confiscated guns from Social Security recipients not because they were old, but because their need for help filling out government paperwork was “evidence” of a “mental deficiency” Democrats could use to take away their Second Amendment rights. Ironically, Democrats have worked to increase voting by the mentally deficient, whose ballots can be filled out and cast absentee by liberal government social workers…one more way to gerrymander the vote.

The Left already denies freedom of speech and threatens violence against those with non-Leftist opinions, such as disbelief in global warming. How large a next step is it to deny the vote to those who demonstrate their “mental illness” by opposing the Left?

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To schedule an interview with Lowell Ponte, a veteran think tank futurist, contact: Sandy Frazier at 516-735-5468 or email sandy@mystic-art.com.

For a free copy of Craig R. Smith and Lowell Ponte’s latest book, Money, Morality & The Machine, contact: David Bradshaw at 602-918-3296 or email him at ideaman@myideafactory.net