Florida: David Hogg, the student activist who emerged from the Parkland high-school shooting, organized a “die-in” at a Publix supermarket over its donations to a Republican candidate running for governor who was supported by the NRA. The market chain responded by canceling all political donations, including those to organizations that fund Planned Parenthood and gun control.
Weinstein was carrying book that was a biography of Elia Kazan, a 1950s movie director who gave up eight names of other members of the Communist party when he testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee. The current speculation is that carrying this book was a veiled threat by Weinstein that he, also, may identify others who are involved in sex crimes. Yashar Ali tweeted that Weinstein often threatened people in this way.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued an executive order that requires the state to terminate all contracts with individuals or companies that currently boycott Israel or support those who do. Future state contracts will require parties to sign an agreement stating their compliance with the new law. This law may violate the Constitution of Louisiana that protects Freedom of Expression.
Rio Bravo, Texas: Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez, 20, traveled from Guatemala to the US, as an economic migrant seeking a job. Unfortunately, she chose to enter illegally as part of a group that sought to overcome US Border Patrol. Shortly after she set foot in Texas, she was shot and killed by a Boarder Patrol officer who says she was not a target but simply part of the group that was rushing toward him.
Ireland’s Eighth Amendment was repealed in a landslide vote, 66 to 34, and the country now will allow abortion. Prior to the vote, thousands of women each year traveled outside of Ireland to obtain abortions. Many traveled internationally to return home to cast their ballots. [Ironically, 78% of the Irish population are Catholics who are bound by faith to reject elective abortions.]
Donald Trump, Jr., reveals that Instagram, a photo-sharing app owned by Facebook, is shadow banning his posts – and those of others who speak the language of conservatism. One example is that a recent post of his averaged over seven million impressions but there were zero new followers – which, is an impossibility without intervention by Facebook.
The ‘exchange model’ of religion postulates that, if people can get their needs, such as health care, education or welfare, met by the government, they’re less likely to turn to a divine power for help. Those in need who receive “free stuff” from the government are separated from the giver and develop a sense of entitlement instead of gratitude.
Joey Gibson’s Patriot Prayer group has faced off against Antifa before with mixed results. Next month, Patriot Prayer plans to hold a rally outside of Planned Parenthood in Washington state to protest abortion. Antifa is calling for its members to show up and be aggressive and violent, using “the same force as a nazi rally or a white-power gathering.”
Tommy Robinson, a vocal critic of crime by Muslim immigrants, has been arrested for reporting on a Muslim rape gang. The planned ambush was designed to present him to a judge who revoked his suspended sentence, leaving him to serve 13 months. Because Tommy is well-known and a critic of Muslim crime, he is a marked man in prison and likely will be targeted by prisoners.