Brett Favre is right about being “woke.”

According to Shalise Manza Young, of Yahoo Sports, “Brett Favre’s bleating about politics in sports is rank with privilege, ignorance and hypocrisy.”

Brett Favre, of course, is the former NFL quarterback, and Hall of Famer, who played for the Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, and the Minnesota Vikings.

Before I start hammering you, regarding your idiotic comments, Shalise, are you related to Androgynous Pat?”  

Just wondering.  

Well, anyway, let’s get back to Shalise Manza Young’s comments.

“One of the things about being in this position is that you have to do your best to be fair. Journalism shouldn’t be a lack of objectivity, because that’s impossible; every human approaches a story through their lens, colored by their experiences. It should be about fairness.”

Wait, what?

Did she just say, “It should be about fairness?”

Fairness, yes…, and also peoples’ rights to have their own opinions.  

To wit: Writers love interview subjects who are fun, frank, even unpredictable. We want people to say what’s on their mind because it makes for better stories.”

It also makes it easier for you and your kind to beat people over the head you don’t agree with…, right Sharise?  

“But as a human being, seeing Brett Favre still bleating the same privileged, narrow-minded, anti-Black rhetoric makes my blood boil.”

How do you get “privileged, narrow-minded, anti-Black rhetoric” out of his “frank” opinion, which everyone has a right to, except in “Shariseland,” apparently?   

“In theory, journalists or not, we’re all supposed to be trying to do a better job listening to people with different opinions than us, so hushing someone should be verboten.”

Bingo!

“Racism isn’t a difference of opinion, though, like whether or not pineapple should be on pizza (answer: yes).”

Just for the record, that’s worse than racism in my opinion!

“Repeating myths that have been disproven time and again isn’t right or fair. Being a blatant hypocrite makes it worse.”

Well, I guess you oughta know, Sharise.

“So here we are.”

Truer words were never spoken.

“On Sunday, Favre made comments on a radio show once again lamenting players who don’t look like him using their right as free citizens to express their opinion and try to shine a light on the continued, often violent injustices faced by non-white, non-heterosexual, non-cisgendered people every day.”

Just to be clear, Favre never said anything about what the players looked like that he was talking about.  He only talked about the actions of certain players, without regard to the color of their skin.

The rest of it you just hung on him to suit your racist point of view.

“He called athletes kneeling during the anthem ‘a shame’ and wondered why ‘standing patriotically’ for a piece of fabric isn’t the great unifier he believes it should be.”

You’re the one crying about people not being able to use their right as free citizens to express their opinion…, but that doesn’t include Brett Favre I guess.

“He intimated once again that he doesn’t want politics in sports, as if politics haven’t been part of sports in this country for at least a century.”

As an avid sports fan most of my life, I really don’t recall politics being infused into sports that much, or at all, until the last few years.

I’m not sure where you’re getting your information from, Sharise.  I’m guessing you’re just making that up to fit your narrative, like most “reporters” do these days.    

“Favre said, ‘When I turn on a game, I want to watch a game. I want to watch players play and teams win, lose, come from behind. I want to watch all the important parts of the game, not what’s going on outside of the game.’”

BINGO!

THANK YOU.  

“We should all patiently wait for Favre to produce video of an NFL player stopping a live game to discuss police brutality, the troubling racial disparities in maternal mortality, or the continued scourge of redlining and its impact on Black families.”

“Not a single one has. They’ve worn T-shirts during warmups and kneeled or raised fists during the pre-kickoff anthem. They’ve shared their perspectives after games or in the locker room on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, when the games were days away.”

“What Favre is saying is that he wants the politics he doesn’t agree with, and the concerns of Black players and their community, to not have to enter his consciousness. Because he, as a white man, does not have to care about their concerns.”

NO…, WHAT HE’S SAYING IS WHEN PEOPLE TUNE INTO A FOOTBALL GAME, OR WHATEVER GAME, THEY’RE TURNING IT ON FOR ENTERTAINMENT, AND AS AN ESCAPE FROM ALL OF THE CRAP IN THEIR LIVES, WHICH INCLUDES POLITICS AND POLITICAL TURMOIL. AND THAT INCLUDES FANS OF ALL RACES I BELIVE.

If we turn on a game and get smacked in the face with political issues of the day, then what’s the point? Where’s the escape. Where’s the entertainment?

There have been quite a few games, I’ve personally tuned into, that wanted me to watch some race related “lesson,” which I immediately turned off. 

Then, yes, we have to see t-shirts with political messages on them, and “victims” names on helmets and uniforms, along with “woke” messages on uniforms and on the fields and courts themselves.

I’m sorry, but many of us just want a break from all of this.  

If these sports don’t want to afford us this one luxury, then we’re out.  We’ll find something else to watch or do.  

Nobody begrudges an athlete’s right to be an activist for any cause, but please, do it on your own time, not your customers’ time.     

“If you want proof that is how Favre feels, look no further than his Oct. 30, 2020 tweet, when he told the world he’d be voting for Donald Trump in the coming election, listing ‘freedom of speech’ as one of the reasons why.”

There’s the reason for Sharise’s attack!

Brett Favre committed the ultimate sin of saying he supports Donald Trump!

“What’s more political — and hypocritical — than that?” She continues.  

“What’s more privileged than telling others to shut up to appease you?”

Like Maxine Waters did to Jim Jordan in that congressional hearing? 

Like that?

Like you said, “What’s more political — and hypocritical — than that?”

“Even the NFL, which isn’t exactly a beacon of equity and anti-racist behavior, has come out in support of the notion that Black lives matter and gave players the green light to protest during the anthem through commissioner Roger Goodell’s statement last summer and actions during the 2020 season.”

Yes…, by all means, let’s not fail to contribute to Black Lives Matter (BLM)! We wouldn’t want the founding Marxists of BLM to have to sacrifice any of their multi-million dollar homes, would we?

“Maybe he [Favre] would have understood a small fraction of what it means to be Black, why nearly every political decision made here for 400 years, before this was even America, has been made with our degradation and marginalization in mind. Maybe he would understand why players kneel.”

Your level of confusion is quite impressive, Shalise!

It’s not about understanding…, it’s about his and all of ours’ right to not give a sh*t…, at least for the few hours it takes to watch a game.

Please, don’t take out your racial, political, sexual or gender or whatever frustrations out on Brett Favre.

He’s allowed to feel however he wants to feel, and so is everyone else.  

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No justice for Ashli Babbitt.

Tucker Carlson, of Fox News, says, “America is now one nation with two very different justice systems.”

I would say this has been the case for quite a few years now!

“The people in power crack down on their enemies and give their allies a soft landing.”

“The ironically-named ‘Civil Rights Division’ of the Biden Justice [InJustice] Department announced Wednesday [4/14/21] there will be no charges brought against the man who shot and killed protester Ashli Babbitt in the Capitol back in January. No one who pays attention was surprised to hear this.”

If it was a black woman, or a liberal protester, who got shot by a white cop, there damn sure would be charges being brought, and lynch mobs forming, just like in Minnesota these days.  

Just sayin’.

Please see my prior blogs on this matter for a better frame of reference:

https://mrericksonrules.com/2021/01/12/the-storm-is-here/

https://mrericksonrules.com/2021/01/29/so-hows-that-investigation-going/

https://mrericksonrules.com/2021/03/03/let-me-tell-you-whats-up-with-the-jan-6-capitol-riot/

https://mrericksonrules.com/2021/03/17/wheres-the-justice-for-ashli-babbitt/

 “In cases like this, the benefit of the doubt usually does go to law enforcement, and as we’ve often said, we’re fine with that. It should. But still, in a free society, the rest of us have a right to know roughly what happened. In this case, who shot Ashli Babbitt and why?”

You forget, Tucker, that the new deep state “Gestapo” doesn’t have to answer to anybody. 

“No one will tell us. The Biden administration says the man who killed Babbitt is a Capitol Hill police officer, and he did the right thing. That’s all they’ve said.”

“Did the right thing?”

“Did the right thing” where?

Nazi Germany, Communist Russia, Communist China, North Korea?

Does the United States fit in with this group now?

“We know that Ashli Babbitt was short, female [an Air Force veteran] and unarmed. There’s no evidence the officer who killed her gave any kind of verbal warming before he pulled the trigger. Is that standard procedure?”

No.

“We’d imagined the rules of engagement for federal agents limited the use of deadly force to situations where law enforcement has reason to believe they or the people around them are in imminent danger of being harmed. You can’t just shoot people without warning because they’re in the wrong place. That’s not allowed.”

“Except now, apparently, it is allowed.”

“When did these rules change?”

When the Democrat Nazi Party assumed power.

“And, once again, who exactly shot Ashli Babbitt? Journalists exist to ask questions like these, but they’re not.”

“The Washington Post wrote a long story about the DOJ’s [Ha! You the “J” in DOJ stands for justice?!] announcement in the case and never raised a single one of these questions. The Post didn’t name the shooter or even acknowledge that the government is withholding his name.” 

Why would the government be able to withhold his name?

How is the government able to withhold his name?

‘“Authorities determined that there was insufficient evidence to prove Babbitt’s civil rights were violated,’ the Post declared. That was it. The rest of the piece was a personal attack on Ashli Babbitt and her political views. She deserved to die. That was the point of the Washington Post story.”

Regardless of whether her civil rights were violated or not [they were], she was murdered by a Capitol police officer, and there’s plenty of evidence to prove that.

This officer has obviously been offered protection as long as he keeps his mouth shut, concerning the circumstances of their response to the protesters and the shooting itself.     

“How amazing to read something like this, especially now. Eleven hundred miles from Washington, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, a police officer accidentally reached for her gun instead of a Taser and killed a man called Daunte Wright. It was a tragedy, as all shootings are. But we know that officer’s name because every news organization in the country printed it immediately. She has now resigned and is facing charges. Her mugshot is all over the Internet. Two nights ago, a mob showed up at her house, forcing her to flee.”

Quite a difference between how the two cases are being handled.  

Like Tucker said, “America is now one nation with two very different justice systems,” although neither is affording any justice.

“She’s not the only one. Last August, a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin shot a man called Jacob Blake. Remember that? Riots erupted immediately. Yesterday, that officer was cleared of all charges. When that story broke, NPR put that police officer’s name and photograph on the front of their website.”

“So that’s the standard, except in this case where they are still hiding the identity of the man who shot Ashli Babbitt.”

Ashli, of course, was white, a conservative, and a Trump supporter, deeming her unworthy of any rights or consideration at all…, just like a Jew back in the days of the Nazis and the Third Reich.  

“Sensing a theme here? The standards that big news organizations use to cover shootings depend entirely on the political views of the people who get shot. When The Washington Post doesn’t like the candidates you vote for, they suppress the details of the case. In the case of Ashli Babbitt, we’d know next to nothing about how she died, and we wouldn’t know anything if her shooting hadn’t been captured on video by people who don’t work at the Washington Post.” 

“One of those people is a video editor from Texas called Samuel Montyoa. Montoya was in the U.S. Capitol that day. Montoya doesn’t look much like a White supremacist, and he has no criminal history that we’re aware of. On Jan. 6, Samuel Montoya took what may be the clearest video of Ashli Babbitt’s death:

https://mssl.fwmrm.net/m/1/382114/77/9982029/21NFM134830H_ENT_MEZZ_HULU_2968404_578.mp4

“When you watch the video, there are a lot of things to notice. Ashli Babbitt had no weapon. She wasn’t attacking anyone. She couldn’t attack anyone, because she was climbing through a window at the moment she was shot. But what’s most striking is that several Capitol Hill police officers in paramilitary gear were standing directly behind Babbitt when she was killed. They were carrying what Joe Biden refers to as weapons of war — loaded AR-15s.”

In addition, as you watch the video, you can see, initially, there are three Capitol police officers standing between the group of protesters in the hallway and the doors.

At this point, everything seems to be relatively under control.  Then for some reason the three officers abandon their position in front of the doors and move behind the group, seemingly allowing, or even inviting, the protesters to have their way with the doors.

Then, you can see the officer on the other side of the doors, who is black, step out and shoot Ashli Babbitt.

The officer shoots at Ashli Babbitt, who is in a crowed of people, with the three other armed officers directly behind her!

The three officers behind Ashli apparently didn’t think she was a threat.

They didn’t lift a finger to stop what was going on.

And anyone of those three could have been very easily hit by the officer firing the shot as well.

Even if Ashli did manage to get through the doors, what was she going to do that justified her being killed?   

Tucker continues, “So, tell us again how Ashli Babbitt posed an imminent physical threat to anyone when she was shot. She didn’t. Samuel Montoya’s footage proves it. And we’re grateful we have that tape. If we didn’t, The New York Times would be telling us that Ashli Babbitt was beating people to death with a fire extinguisher when she was killed.  Thanks to Samuel Montoya, the New York Times can’t claim that.”

The story about the guy beating an officer with a fire extinguisher turned out to be made up propaganda as well.

“We’d love to have Montoya on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ to describe what he saw that day, but we can’t do that, because he’s in jail.”

“Yesterday, a large group of armed federal agents showed up at his house in Austin. They smashed Montoya’s front door, confiscated his electronic devices and threw him in jail.”

Sounds like the new democrat “Gestapo” to me!

“He’s behind bars right now.  What was his crime?” 

“Well, to find out, we read the Biden administration’s arrest warrant application. The FBI says it began investigating Montoya after one of his family members provided ‘proof that Montoya was physically inside the U.S. Capital near the shooting of a woman on January 6, 2021.’ To be clear, Montoya didn’t shoot the woman. He just happened to be nearby.”

So, the guy who took the video of the shooting is arrested, but the guy who actually did the shooting wasn’t?

“But wait a second. Weren’t there plenty of journalists inside the Capitol on Jan. 6? According to CNN, yes there were. CNN ran a piece telling us that, ‘Congressional reporters became the country’s eyes and ears as rioters stormed Capitol Hill.’ So why hasn’t the FBI arrested the people CNN identified in its story — the photographers from Getty, the political reporters from NBC, the congressional correspondents from CNN and the AP?”

Those people were all authorized to be there by the democrat “Gestapo,” silly! That’s why.  

“Well, that’s a good question. The FBI explains why in the warrant affidavit. ‘At times during the video, Montoya describes himself to others inside the Capitol Building as a “reporter” or “journalist” as he attempts to get through crowds.’ And yet, the FBI concludes, ‘The director of the Congressional press galleries within the Senate Press office did a name check on Samuel Christopher Montoya and confirmed that no one by that name has Congressional press credentials as an individual, or via any other organizations.’”

The nerve of this individual to “identify” himself as a reporter!!!

Form the firing squad immediately!

“So, that’s the standard. If the U.S. Congress’s credentialing office says that you’re not a journalist, you’re not a journalist. Did Samuel Montoya have strong personal political views? Apparently, he did. But you may have noticed that’s not so unusual in journalism right now. So why is journalist Samuel Montoya behind bars tonight? Well, he committed a crime? ‘Interfering with government business.’ In other words, trespassing. If this happened in Ukraine, what are the chances NBC News would describe Samuel Montoya as a ‘dissident journalist,’ and then describe Ashli Babbitt an ‘unarmed pro-democracy demonstrator?’ The chances are roughly 100%.”

“But this is America, and they’re not saying that. Instead they’re telling us that Ashli Babbitt deserved to die.”

“Joy Reid, of MSNBC, said, ‘She embraced conspiracy theories. Her name was Ashli Babbitt, 35 years old. She tweeted about Pizzagate. She tweeted thousands of tweets to Fox News hosts. She engaged [on] social media with the conspiracy news Internet site Info Wars. In 2020, she began to tweet with QAnon accounts and use QAnon hashtags.’”

“Oh, see, not a pro-democracy demonstrator, not an unarmed military veteran. So, she sent tweets to Fox News hosts. No problem. Ashli Babbitt got what she deserved.”

“What’s amazing is not simply the grotesque cruelty of assessments like that — a young women is shot to death and the media applaud — but what’s more amazing is the contrast between this and the coverage of other violence that’s now in progress.”

“Tuesday night, Biden voters burned a police building in Portland, Oregon. Did you know that? Probably not, it didn’t get much coverage.” 

“In the wake of Daunte Wright’s death Sunday, riots broke out all over the country, in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Minneapolis.”

“People were stealing stuff off store shelves, but don’t call it looting. It’s a peaceful demonstration. We know that because the mayor of Brooklyn Center, Mike Elliott, told us so. Tuesday night, Mayor Elliott tweeted a picture of himself on the scene.”

‘“Earlier this evening, I had the opportunity to go talk to these peaceful protesters,’ he wrote. ‘Our city is calm now.’”

“Here’s the funny thing: the mayor’s wearing a Kevlar helmet in the picture, which was not taken in Syria, but in his own town. That’s how peaceful it is. He was wearing a Kevlar helmet. Whatever else he is, Mike Elliott isn’t a very effective liar.”

“Laws have no meaning if they’re not applied equally. When they are not applied equally, they are not even laws. They’re just tools of political persecution. You don’t want to live in a country like that, even if the people you don’t like are the ones being persecuted.”

“Rashida Tlaib does want to live like that. Tlaib is a member of Congress, so her security is never in doubt. She’s protected by bodyguards, weapons of war, and now thousands of federal troops you’re paying for. She’s fine. But in your neighborhood, she’d like to see the police eliminated.”

‘“No more policing, incarceration, and militarization,’ Tlaib wrote on Twitter this week. ‘It can’t be reformed.’”

“Again, militarization is fine if the military is protecting her. She’s got federal troops. But not for you. You get mob rule. We’re not making this up, we’re not misquoting her. She’s demanding this in public as a member of Congress. Many are.”

“A panel of privileged people tell you to abolish the police. But they’re not saying actually abolish the police. We often claim they are, but listen very carefully. They say they want to abolish American policing as it currently exists. And that raises the question: how does policing currently exist?”

“Here’s how: local communities get to control it. So, the cops walking down your street, you hired them. That’s what Rashida Tlaib doesn’t like. That’s what offends MSNBC. The thing they hate about it is that they don’t control it. They can’t use your local police department to punish you for your political views. For that, they have to go to the FBI. It drives them crazy.” 

“Abolishing the police doesn’t mean getting rid of people with guns. It merely and specifically means stripping you of any control over local law enforcement. It’s just a more ambitious form of gun control, meant to disempower the citizenry, not protect them. When your police department answers to them, things will be very different.” 

“To get a sense of how different, take a look at what the Biden administration is doing in the state of Oregon. In the past few days, federal prosecutors have essentially dropped half a dozen federal felony cases that arose from those famous riots in Portland last summer. The feds reached non-prosecution agreements, which ensure that people who committed felonies will walk away with no criminal record of any kind.”

“What are the defendants in Oregon accused of doing? More than trespassing.”

“One of them, a woman called Alexandra Eutin, was charged with beating a Portland police officer in the head with a wooden shield while he was trying to make an arrest.”

“Now that’s bad, obviously. But it’s not quite as bad as, say, voting for Donald Trump, or walking around the Capitol building with a camera. Alexandra Eutin won’t have a criminal record by the end of this. Samuel Montoya could spend the next seven years in jail.”

“You see what’s going on. Two systems of justice — one for the allies of the people in charge, and a very different one for their enemies. These aren’t traditional liberals. They’re not calling for a peaceful utopia where no one uses violence. This isn’t the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. That was the old liberalism. We used to make fun of it, when it was going on. We could use a lot more of it now. This stuff is scary.”

Agreed.

This stuff is very scary.

Our country is being hijacked right before our eye by “the deep state,” a razor thin majority in the House of Representatives, no majority in the Senate, and an illegitimate president.  

Tucker Carlson’s statements here were adapted from his opening commentary on the April 14, 2021 edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

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Gun Laws 101.

Class is now in session!

Here is my third public service installment from MrEricksonRules’ University, highlighting my course, “Gun Laws 101.”

Okay…, well, let’s get the class rolling.

Are you ready?

Here we go.

The first thing we have to recognize is that CRIMINALS DO NOT OBEY GUN LAWS!

Again…, CRIMINALS DO NOT OBEY GUN LAWS!

So, for our democrat friends, especially Illegitimate Joe, Cackling Kamala, Crazy Nancy Pelosi, and Upchuck Schumer…, here is the breaking news:

CRIMINALS DO NOT OBEY GUN LAWS!

GANG MEMBERS DO NOT OBEY GUN LAWS!

DRUG DEALERS DO NOT OBEY GUN LAWS!

ARMED ROBBERS DO NOT OBEY GUN LAWS!

Did you get that, Joe, Kamala, Nancy, Chuck, along with the rest of your clueless democrat friends?

And truthfully, there are some clueless, establishment republicans who need reminding as well.

So, just in case you missed it:

CRIMINALS DO NOT OBEY GUN LAWS!

GANG MEMBERS DO NOT OBEY GUN LAWS!

DRUG DEALERS DO NOT OBEY GUN LAWS!

ARMED ROBBERS DO NOT OBEY GUN LAWS! 

The only people any gun laws you pass will have any effect on are the law-abiding gun owners who are not the problem in the first place.

Again:

CRIMINALS DO NOT OBEY GUN LAWS!

GANG MEMBERS DO NOT OBEY GUN LAWS!

DRUG DEALERS DO NOT OBEY GUN LAWS!

ARMED ROBBERS DO NOT OBEY GUN LAWS! 

Okay, so, back to addressing my students.

So, whenever we hear these disingenuous politicians pontificating on the new gun laws they are proposing, just be aware that it is a bunch of hot air that will do absolutely nothing, regarding gun violence in our country.

NOTHING.

CRIMINALS DO NOT BUY THEIR GUNS AT DICK’S SPORTING GOODS, BASS PRO SHOPS, OR CABELAS.

CRIMINALS USE STOLEN GUNS OR GUNS THEY GET ILLEGALLY OFF THE BLACK MARKET.

So, the politicians can make legally buying a firearm as difficult as they want, but these added requirements only make it harder for law-abiding citizens to purchase a gun.

THESE ADDED ROAD BLOCKS TO BUYING A GUN HAVE NO EFFECT ON CRIMINALS OBTAINING A WEAPON.

NONE.

The ironic part of this whole issue is that we already have plenty of gun laws on the books to deter gun violence.

THE REAL PROBLEM IS THE GOVERNMENT AND THE COURTS DON’T PROPERLY ENFORCE THE LAW!

OVER 75% OF PEOPLE WHO COMMIT A CRIME WITH A GUN ARE REPEAT OFFENDERS!

PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE TO COMMIT A CRIME WITH A GUN NEED TO BE TAKEN OUT OF CIRCULATION AND PUT AWAY FOR A LONG TIME.

WE HAVE TO SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE THAT IF YOU USE A GUN ILLEGALLY, YOU WILL NOT GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO AGAIN.

It is not hard to figure out, that if we do this, within a few years, the rate of crime involving a weapon will go way down.

WAY DOWN.

Gun laws are there to protect law-abiding citizens.

IF THE COURT SYSTEM CHOOSES TO TREAT GUN CRIME LIGHTLY, THEY DO SO AT THE EXPENSE OF LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS, AND SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR CRIMES AGANST SOCIETY AS WELL.  

So, do we really need any new gun laws?

No.

IF THE POLITICIANS REALLY WANT TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE, ALL THEY NEED TO DO IS DEMAND THAT OUR CURRENT LAWS ARE ENFORCED, AND THAT USING A GUN ILLEGALLY WILL BE PUNISHED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.

The sad part is they already know this, but they knowingly choose to put the “rights” of criminals ahead of the rights of the victims and law-abiding citizens, like you and me.

They make sure they’re protected though.

It’s the ultimate challenge a free society has to face.

The laws that allow us to enjoy freedom are the same laws that allow the haters of America’s freedoms to attack our freedom.  

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Hey…, I’m just trying to do my part!

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CNN is fake news?! No way! Way!!!

Mark Moore, for the New York Post, reports that, “A CNN staffer boasts to Project Veritas that network peddled anti-Trump ‘propaganda.’”

“Charlie Chester, a technical Director at CNN, claims, ‘If it wasn’t for CNN, I don’t know that Trump would have got voted out,’ during a series of fake Tinder dates filmed by Project Veritas.”

“Tinder” is a social networking and online dating app.

Do we love Project Veritas, or what?!

This is too funny!

What a moron…, bragging to fake Tinder dates how influential CNN and he were!

‘“Look what we did, we [CNN] got Trump out. I am 100​ percent going to say it, and I 100​ percent believe that if it wasn’t for CNN, I don’t know that Trump would have got voted out,’ Chester said, adding that he came to work at CNN because he ‘​wanted to be a part of that.’”

‘“Our focus was to get Trump out of office, right? Without saying it, that’s what it was.’”

Many of us were already aware of this, but for those who had any doubt, here it right from the horse’s mouth.

“Chester explained how they overdramatized Trump health issues by bringing in medical experts.”

‘“[Trump’s] hand was shaking or whatever, I think. We brought in so many medical people to all tell a story that was all speculation – that he was neurologically damaged, and he was losing it. He’s unfit to – you know – whatever. We were creating a story there that we didn’t know anything about. I think that’s propaganda,’ he said.”

So, he thinks that was propaganda.

Uh, yeah, Charlie, I think you’re correct there.

Definitely propaganda.

“Asked by the ​sleuth if he and CNN were concerned with Joe Biden’s health during the election, Chester said the network had that in mind.​”

‘“Showing him jogging is obviously deflection of his age and they’re [CNN] trying to make it like, ‘Oh, I’m healthy,’ Chester said.”

“The date asked, ‘What do you mean?’”

“Charlie Chester, a technical Director at CNN says the network was ‘creating a story there that we didn’t know anything about,’ in regards to former President Donald Trump’s health issues.”

‘“We would always show shots of him [Biden] jogging and that [he’s] healthy, you know, and him in aviator shades. Like you paint him as a young geriatric​,’ Chester replied.”

“A source close to CNN said Project Veritas targeted Chester through the dating app Tinder because his profile mentioned he worked at CNN, according to Mediaite [a political website].”

“The Project Veritas employee, who was not identified and claimed to be a nurse, went on five dates wearing a wire, including the final one at a coffee shop in Chester’s neighborhood.”

Ha!

These people are better than the FBI!  

“Chester told his ‘date’ he would be fine with it if Biden died, because he thought Vice President Kamala Harris is ‘f—ing real.’”

I’m sure Illegitimate Joe will be glad to hear that.

‘“I had so many arguments about, like — my dad would be like, “You’re, you know, you’re voting in Kamala Harris because he’s going to die in the presidency,” Chester told the woman. ‘And I’m like, He’s not going to f—ing die.’ But I’m OK with that. I’m OK with that. She probably could be a b—h in, like, a board meeting, and you’d hate her as a boss, but she’s f—ing real, and better than what we got regardless.’”

Wow…, how gender sensitive of you, Charlie.

Yup…, “woke” Charlie, that’s our boy!

“Chester was asked if CNN covered Biden tripping as he walked up the stairs.”

‘“You talk about that briefly. You don’t make that a huge story,’ he said.”

“CNN did not respond to requests for comment by The Post.”

OH, REEEEALLY?!!!

Project Veritas is like the modern-day version of “Candid Camera,” only you’re not sympathetic for the person being caught on camera.

“During one of the meetings with his ‘date,’ Chester talked about how CNN also targeted anti-Trump voters by focusing on climate change, adding ‘fear sells.’”

Well, CNN must have been ecstatic about the pandemic!

‘“I think there’s a COVID fatigue. So, like whenever a new story comes up, they’re [CNN’s] going to latch onto it. They’ve already announced in our office that once the public is — will be open to it — we’re going to start focusing mainly on climate,’ Chester said.”

‘“It’s going to be our [CNN’s] focus. Like our focus was to get Trump out of office, right? Without saying it, that’s what it was, right? So, our next thing is going to be climate change awareness​,’ he added.”

Thanks for the “heads up,” Charlie…, I’ll have to keep my eyes open for that.

“Charlie Chester, a technical Director at CNN, says the network’s goal was ‘to be climate change awareness​,’ following President Donald Trump’s election loss.”

‘“What’s that look like?’ Chester was asked.”

‘“I don’t know. I’m not sure. I have a feeling that it’s going to be like, constantly showing videos of decline in ice, and weather warming up, and like the effects it’s having on the economy​,’ Chester said.”

“​Asked who makes that decision, he said the ‘head of the network,’ referring to Jeff Zucker.”

‘“I imagine that he’s got his council and they’ve all like, discussed, like where they think​,​’​ he said​, trailing off.”

“He then said the new focus would be on a ​​‘p​andemic-like story that we’ll beat to death, but that one’s got longevity.’​”

‘“​Like there’s a definitive ending to the pandemic. It’ll taper off to a point that it’s not a problem anymore. Climate change can take years, so they’ll [CNN will] probably be able to milk that quite a bit,’ he said.​”

At the rate CNN is losing viewership, these days, CNN may not be around long enough to do much “milking.”

If anybody had any doubts about where CNN was coming from, I thinks those doubts have now all been laid to rest.

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Here we go, again, with rioting, looting, and burning.

According to David Aaro of Fox News, “Minnesota police and rioters clash after Daunte Wright shooting.  The Police shot and killed Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop Sunday, after female police officer mistakes firearm for taser and fatally shoots him.”

I’m not sure how you mistake your gun for a taser, but that’s her story.

“Minnesota authorities arrested about 40 people after rioters and police clashed for a second night in Brooklyn Center, Minn., authorities said during a news conference early Tuesday.”

“Hundreds gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department Monday and defied curfew. They demanded justice for Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man fatally shot by police during a traffic stop.”

No matter what happens, Daunte Wright is dead, and there’s no bringing him back. 

I’m sure the officer who shot him will pay for her “mistake.”

I’m not sure what these crowds want.

Do they want to see her dragged out into the street and lynched?

Is that their idea of justice?   

“The crowd chanted ‘Daunte Wright!’ Some shouted obscenities at officers.”

“Authorities fired tear gas, and flash-bang grenades into the crowd after warning them that they were in violation of curfew. Some rioters retaliated by throwing smoke canisters back toward law enforcement, while others launched fireworks at the police lines, according to reports.”

I’m sure they were all shaking in their boots when they were reminded they were braking curfew.

“Authorities said officers were shelled ‘pretty significantly,’ with objects thrown from the crowd. A few officers were hit by debris and suffered minor injuries during the unrest, police said.”

“Minnesota State Patrol Col. Matt Langer said law enforcement officials made attempts to talk with protest leaders about figuring how to peacefully disperse the crowds, but ‘unfortunately, those efforts weren’t successful … so … [we] stood and protected that building.’”

“Looters also broke into several businesses at a strip mall near the police station, including a Dollar Tree store, according to reports.”

“Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting death Sunday of 20-year-old Daunte Wright as ‘an accidental discharge.’”

Again, I’m not sure how you mistake your gun for a taser, but that’s her story.

It’s just a shame that this all could have been avoided if Wright would have just cooperated with the police rather than deciding to fight them.

That being said, he still did not deserve to die.

But that still doesn’t justify the actions of the rioters.

“Police shot and killed Wright during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb on Sunday. The bodycam footage showed three police officers gathered near a stopped car that was pulled over an expired registration. Police attempted to arrest Wright for an outstanding warrant, leading to a struggle, followed by the fatal shooting.”

So, you’re telling me that three officers can’t control this one guy without having to taser him or shoot him?

They had the guy up against his car, with his hands behind his back and, somehow, he is allowed to get back into his car?

I would say these cops were guilty doing a very poor job of controlling the situation as well.  

“Vice President Kamala Harris took to Twitter late Monday to comment on the shooting and said Wright’s family needs ‘justice and healing’ as the investigation plays out.”

‘“Prayers are not enough,’ she tweeted. ‘Daunte Wright should still be with us. While an investigation is underway, our nation needs justice and healing, and Daunte’s family needs to know why their child is dead—they deserve answers.’”

Nice job, Kamala.  Way to diffuse the situation!

NOT!

At least she managed to not burst into laughter for once.

And, the words “prayers are not enough,” seem to be a new catch phrase for the Godless, democrat Nazis.

Keep your ears open.  I’m sure this won’t be the last time we hear these words.   

“Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said the officer who shot and killed Wright had intended to fire a Taser, not the handgun.”

“The officer was identified as Kimberly A. Potter, whose career with the Brooklyn Center Police Department has spanned more than 25 years, the Star Tribune reported. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Monday night that Potter is on standard administrative leave.”

On a side note…, it’s been over three months now, and we still don’t know the identity of the Capitol police officer who shot and killed, an unarmed, Ashli Babbitt, in the Capitol, on January 6, 2021.

Just sayin’.

“Wright died of a gunshot wound to the chest, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office said in a statement.”

“Attorney Ben Crump confirmed to Fox News that the families of George Floyd and Daunte Wright will hold a joint press conference outside the Hennepin County Courthouse at 12 p.m. CT Tuesday amid the trial for Derek Chauvin.”

We can only hope they can find it in their hearts to plead for a stop to the violence.  Even if they do, it probably won’t help matters.

“Brooklyn Center, Minnesota Officer Kimberly A. Potter, who got her police license in 1995, was reportedly training a new officer at the time she fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright.”

‘“She’s just a very dedicated, passionate, good person. It’s completely devastating,’ he told the newspaper. ‘She [is] just a good person, always willing to help out.’”

Well, that’s another shame, because her life is basically over now.

“Daunte Wright’s mother and father, Katie and Aubrey Wright, as well as their attorneys Ben Crump and Jeff Storms, appeared in an exclusive interview on ‘Good Morning America’ [GMA] on Tuesday.”

Again, way to go GMA.  Way to throw gas on the fire in exchange for ratings.  

Not to be outdone by GMA, “Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott appeared on NBC’s ‘Today’ Tuesday morning after demonstrators defied a curfew on the second night of unrest since Daunte Wright’s shooting.”

‘“In this country if you are Black and you get pulled over by police you have a higher chance of being dead,’ Elliott said. ‘That is a fact.’”

No, this is NOT a “fact.”

The fact is, in this country if you get pulled over by police, and you don’t cooperate with them, or fight with them, you have a higher chance of being dead, regardless of what race you are.

The fact is, that way more white people are killed by the police, than black people.

The facts are, according to Statista.com, “In 2020, the number of people shot to death by the police were: Whites 457, Blacks 241, and Hispanics 169.”

Those are the facts, Mayor Elliot…, not your bit of racist, violence inciting, misinformation.

And, just a note to all of the rioters:

No one is saying what happened to Daunte Wright is acceptable. 

And, you are not helping an already sad situation by looting business, and burning businesses, who had nothing to do with the situation.

In many ways, your actions are worse than those which apparently incited you.   

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Biden should be impeached!

Based on his remarks and intentions, regarding the 2nd Amendment to The Constitution, “President” Joe Biden has violated his oath of office, and should thus be removed from office.

Article II of The Constitution, referring to the president, and concerning executive power, Section 1, Clause 8 states: “Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:–I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Joe Biden said these words while placing his hand on a Bible, a short two and a half months ago.

Now, he is already breaking that oath. 

The Second Amendment, one of the ten amendments to the Constitution comprising the Bill of Rights, states: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” 

Did you get that?

“THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.”

What part of that does Joe Biden not understand? 

According to Tyler Olson of Fox News, “President Biden on Thursday announced a set of executive actions and legislative proposals on gun control, saying that gun violence is ‘a public health crisis’ and the administration’s actions do not contravene Second Amendment rights.”

“THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.”

“The administration aims to ‘confront not just the gun crisis but what is actually a public health crisis,’ Biden said in his remarks in the Rose Garden. He was joined by Vice President Harris.”

‘“Nothing I’m about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment,’ Biden said. ‘These are phony arguments suggesting that these are Second Amendment rights at stake from what we’re talking about.’”

“THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.”

“Continuing, Biden said: ‘But no amendment to the Constitution is absolute … From the very beginning, you couldn’t own any weapon you wanted to own. From the very beginning the Second Amendment existed, certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons. So, the idea is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things we’re recommending are contrary to the Constitution.’”

“THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.”

“An administration official detailed the actions to reporters on Wednesday. Among them, Biden is asking the Justice Department (DOJ) to propose within a month a rule to stop ‘ghost guns,’ which are ‘kits’ people can buy legally to assemble a functioning firearm that does not have a serial number.”

For your information, Joe, there are already federal laws regarding “ghost guns.”

“Biden is also asking the DOJ to propose within 60 days a rule on braces used for handguns, which make them more accurate; to propose action on ‘community violence intervention’; to publish suggestions for ‘red flag’ legislation; and is asking his administration to issue a report on gun trafficking.”

“Biden also formally announced David Chipman as the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).”

“A senior administration official Wednesday said that Chipman will respect the Second Amendment while he enforces gun laws.”

Respecting the Second Amendment and following the law of the Second Amendment are not necessarily the same. 

Just for the record, Chipman is a good little Nazi, in my opinion, and should not be the head of of anything, or even work in the government, period.

‘“I’ve seen with my own two eyes what a bullet can do to the human body … and I’ve fought my entire career to fight this violence and to pass reasonable gun safety measures,’ Harris said as she introduced Biden.”

‘“What are we waiting for? Cause we aren’t waiting for a tragedy… We’ve had more tragedy than we can bear,’ she said. ‘The solutions exist… people on both sides of the aisle want action, real people … so all that is left is the will and the courage to act.’”

Yes, we know Kamala. Tragedy strikes every weekend in the city of Chicago, regarding gun deaths, and they already have some of the strictest gun laws in the country.

You seem to choose to ignore, Kamala, the fact that CRIMINALS DON’T FOLLOW THE LAW! 

“The Biden administration is also expected to throw its weight behind gun control proposals in Congress.”

‘“Enough prayers, time for some action,’ Biden said of Congress. ‘I believe the Senate should immediately pass three House-passed bills to close loopholes that allow gun purchases, purchasers, to bypass the background checks.’”

What about people like your son Hunter, Joe? 

What about people like your son, Hunter, who lie on the application and illegally obtain a firearm, and then are not even punished for it?

What good does passing another law do if no one is punished for breaking it?  

I’m sure no one present from the press thought to ask Illegitimate Joe that question.

“He also pushed for two gun control laws that would go even further than that.”

‘“We should also ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country,’ Biden said. He said ‘there’s no reason’ a person would need a weapon that can hold ‘100 rounds.’”

Please remember, Joe, that the Second Amendment was not written regarding deer hunting…, it was written to make sure the people could stand up against a hostile and oppressive government, either foreign or domestic.   

‘“We should also eliminate gun manufacturers from the immunity they receive from the Congress,’ Biden said, referring to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), a law that prevents gunmakers from being sued for crimes committed with guns they sell legally.”

To even suggest this is utterly ignorant.

Should we allow car companies to be sued when people kill and injure people with their cars?

Should we allow Alcohol manufacturers to be sued when people kill and injure people after getting drunk off of their products?

It would be nice, Joe, if you could stop and think about what you’re saying before letting this type of stupidness come out of your mouth.

‘“This is the only outfit that is exempt from being sued,’ he continued. ‘If I get one thing on my list… give me that one because I tell you what there would be a come to the Lord moment these folks would have real quickly.’”

Beside lying here, “cognitively challenged” Joe then doubles down on his idiocy.

“Republicans, meanwhile, have expressed their suspicion of Biden’s agenda which goes even further than what he announced Thursday.”

Really?

The republicans “have expressed their suspicion of Biden’s agenda?”

Wow.  These republicans are really sharp! You can’t get anything past them!

‘“By appointing the anti-gun Merrick Garland as attorney general and nominating David Chipman — formerly a senior staffer at the leading gun control lobby —  to head ATF, Biden has made clear his sights are set on restricting the rights of law-abiding gun owners while ignoring criminals and foregoing substantive measures that will actually keep Americans safe,’ the National Rifle Association (NRA) said in a statement.”

And you can add Biden’s name right next to Obama’s.

‘“Further, the proposals Biden announced tonight could require law-abiding citizens to surrender lawful property and enable states to expand gun confiscation orders. The NRA will fight this nomination and ill-conceived executive actions,’ the NRA also said.”

Good for the NRA.  At least they speak the truth, exhibit some common sense, and stand up for The Constitution.    

“House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., added: ‘President Biden plans to announce his attempts to trample over our constitutional 2A rights by executive fiat. He is soft on crime, but infringes on the rights of law-abiding citizens. I won’t stand for it. And neither will House Republicans. Follow the Constitution!’”

Those are nice words, Kevin.  Let’s see how you follow through on them.

“Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said, ‘The answer is not to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens, the answer is to go after violent criminals and come down on them like a ton of bricks.’”

Again, agreed, but why aren’t we dealing effectively with violent criminals already?

Word, words, words.

Boy, do I miss President Trump.

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My Favorite and Funniest memes: 10th edition!

Just to recap:

“Meme” is pronounced [MEEM], and rhymes with “seem,” if you’re not already familiar with the term.

A “meme” is a humorous image that is copied and enhanced (often with the addition of a message, joke, or saying) and spread rapidly by Internet users.  

Now, without any further adieu…, let’s bring on the memes!

Enjoy.

I hope you enjoyed my latest collection of memes!

If you haven’t already seen them, please check out my previous editions of funny memes!

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” –  Charlie Chaplin   

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Ha! My Kamala Harris “interview.”

Yes, my friends…, MrEricksonRules was granted the opportunity to talk with our current Vice President, Kamala Harris.

Here are some of the highlights from my extensive interview.

MrEricksonRules: Good morning Ms. Vice President. I appreciate you giving us some of your valuable time and allowing us to visit with you.

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: Okay…, well, moving along…, is there anything you’d like to say to the XL Pipeline workers, union and non-union, who lost their jobs on day 1 of your administration?

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: No, really…, wouldn’t you like to express any compassion, or sympathy, for their situation?

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: Okay, well, I guess not. Let’s move on to the situation on our southern border.  Your, boss, President Biden, tapped you to manage the situation down there.  How has that been going so far?

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: That good, Huh? We see all of the pictures of how the kids down there are being treated, and that there are like 4,000 children in a facility designed to house 250. How do you respond to the criticism your administration is receiving from some in the media?

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: When former President Trump was in office, you were quoted as saying, “You look at the fact that this is a president who has pushed policies that’s been about putting babies in cages at the border in the name of security when in fact what it is, is a human rights abuse being committed by the United States government.” Do you still stand by this comment in light of your own administration’s treatment of these “babies?”

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: You have also been quoted as saying, “An undocumented immigrant is not a criminal.”  By definition, isn’t someone who breaks our laws a criminal?  Isn’t illegally entering our country breaking the law?

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: Ms. Harris, you have also been quoted as saying, “A wall on the border with Mexico was a total waste of taxpayer money. I am a strong believer in border security—but experts agree that a wall will not secure our border.” But, if walls don’t work, why was “a wall” erected around the capitol after the January 6th protests?  I don’t recall you being opposed to that wall being constructed? 

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: Okay…, well enough about the border crisis. Let’s talk about your proposed “infrastructure” bill, as you refer to it. Are you aware that only 6% of the $2 trillion dollars you’re proposing to spend is slated to go directly towards actual infrastructure improvements?

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: Seriously though, isn’t that like calling a Big Mac meal a “ketchup packet meal” that just happens to include a Big Mac, fries, and a soda?

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: Let’s talk about The President, Joe Biden that is, for a bit. Have you been impressed by his quick wit and his ability to communicate effectively off the cuff?

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: I guess those are my feelings as well.  Do you remember, during the debates, when you said you believed Biden’s sexual accusers and that he was a racist?

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: That was awesome.  I think that was when you were at your high-water mark, polling with like 2% of the vote.

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: Continuing along those lines, why do you think Joe chose you for his running mate? Was it because you could deliver the battle ground state of California?  

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: Maybe it was it because of your extensive foreign policy experience?

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: Was it because of your reputation as someone who could reach across party lines and bring people together?  

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: Maybe it was because of your sense of humor?!

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: Yes…, I think that was it. You seem to be able to find the humor in any situation.   

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: You don’t think he chose you solely because you are a woman, and a person of color, do you? 

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: Well, I see your people are indicating it’s time to wrap this up.  Thank you again for your time, Madam Vice President. Is there anything you’d like add before we’re through here?

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: I should have guessed.

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: Oh…, one last thing, Ms. Harris.  Were you aware that the highly respected, former Supreme Court Justice, and the Court’s first African-American justice, Thurgood Marshall, died almost 30 years ago, in 1993?

Vice President Harris:

MrEricksonRules: I guess your “handlers” should have told you.  Well, thank you again, Ms. Harris.

Well, there you have it, my friends.  My in-depth interview with our current Vice President, Kamala Harris.

I hope we were able to shed some light on her feelings about the state of our country and her feelings on other various topics.

I feel like she really didn’t say an awful lot, but you know what they say…, “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt.”

They also say, “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But, has trouble enough of its own.”

True.  We definitely have enough trouble to go around in this world, and even more now thanks to Illegitimate Joe, “Cackling” Kamala, and their puppet masters!

The other problem here is, I don’t think anyone is laughing WITH Ms. Harris.

We’re all just mostly shaking our heads.

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The day that angels saved the British Army.

Do you believe in angels?

Many of us do.

Here is one of my favorite stories about an experience with angels.

The German Army was on the offensive and advancing against the allied French and English armies.  

It was early in World War I, August 26, 1914, and there was a small British force fighting alongside the French army.  

During the battle, fought near Mons, Belgium, the French army retreated and the small British force was left to take on the brunt of the advancing German force.  

Note: Belgium, comparatively, is a little bigger than the state of Massachusetts.  Belgium is located directly across the English Channel from England, bordered to the south by France, and to the east by Germany.   

The odds were 4-to-1 against the British.  Although the British fought bravely, as they tried to retreat in the face of superior numbers, they finally reached the point where “the Germans were coming on in such overwhelming numbers that rifles and courage could not hold them off any longer.”  

Then, according to many witnesses who were actually participants in the battle, a miracle occurred.

The angels came.

There are numerous first-hand accounts of British soldiers who witnessed the events that day.

The so-called ‘Angels of Mons’ halt the German advance at Mons Belgium – the first engagement of World War One – Date: 23 August 1914

Some angels were described as a “shadowy army…of bowmen,” and other British soldiers witnessed “unearthly figures materialize…above the German lines that were winged like angels.”

There were other accounts that the angelic army was led by a “tall, yellow-haired man on a white horse, wearing golden armor and wielding a sword.” There were reports of hails of arrows being unleashed by the angelic bowmen which “cut down the enemy en masse.”  

“The Germans later found the bodies of hundreds of their men lying on the battlefield with no discernible wounds…” 

It was not only the common soldiers who saw the angels, but the officers as well.  

A British colonel is quoted as saying, “…the thing happened. You need not be incredulous. I saw it myself.”  Captain Hayward, an intelligence officer with the British Intelligence Corps, saw “four or five wonderful beings” and “figures of luminous beings.”

This event was widely-reported (and believed) in the British nations as many soldiers confirmed the angelic intervention.  Many articles and books have been written about the angelic intervention.

Could all of these English soldiers have been delusional?  

Could all of these English soldiers have been “seeing things?”  

There is no question the soldiers and officers who were there that day believed this event actually occurred.  

I am inclined to believe it occurred as well. 

Let me know what you think?  

Portions of my blog, here, were adapted from an April 2, 2009 article by Steve Collins, and from an article in a military history publication, Military Heritage, from the August, 2005 issue, from an article by Robert Barr Smith in the “Soldiers” feature of the magazine (pages 14-17, 76).

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“Blessed are those who have not seen, yet believe.”

I especially think about these words of Jesus, spoken to “doubting” Thomas, when I reflect on Easter, Jesus’ death, and Jesus’ resurrection.

The number of people who actually knew Jesus, or knew of Jesus, at the time was relatively small.

Yet, look at how the size of His “flock” has grown, after He physically left us.

Who’s following grows like that after the fact?

According to the Pew Research Center, “Christians remained the largest religious group in the world in 2015, making up nearly a third (31%) of Earth’s 7.3 billion people.”

That’s, approximately, 2.5 billion people today!

So, after 2,000 years, the number of Jesus’ followers has gone from maybe a few thousand to 2.5 billion people!

It seems to me that, in itself, is a real miracle.

Just think if everyone was like one of Jesus’ own apostles, Thomas.

Thomas refused to believe Jesus was raised from the dead, unless he could see him, talk to him, and actually feel the nail holes in His hands, himself.

I guess Thomas’ doubting nature was really for the benefit of all of those who would not have that opportunity.

If even Thomas was convinced that Jesus rose from the dead, that says a lot.

As Christians, we have to remember that Jesus had to die.

Jesus being put to death on that cross was all a part of God’s plan to symbolically represent Jesus paying for the sins of all of the rest of us.

We can’t hold Pontius Pilate, the Jewish High Priest, Caiaphas, the Jewish Sanhedrin (The Sanhedrin was the assembly of Jewish elders, who were appointed to sit as a tribunal in every city in the Land of Israel, in this case, Jerusalem), the Roman soldiers, or even the Jewish people, responsible for Jesus’ death.

They were all just doing what had to be done.  

They were all just playing the parts that were required for the death of Jesus to occur.

If Jesus wasn’t put to death, our sins would not have been absolved, and he could not have been raised from the dead, completing God’s plan.

So, after Jesus’ resurrection and His ascension into Heaven, the disciples, minus Judas, ventured off into the world to spread Jesus’ teachings, establish the Christian Church, and testify to the events of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.

It’s amazing when you stop to think about it.

The disciples did not coerce, bribe, or threaten people into becoming a “Christian.”

They simply echoed Jesus’ words and teachings of Loving God and loving each other.

These are not concepts people would typically embrace, being mostly selfish in nature.

But, regardless, look at how many people have since accepted God The Father, Jesus as their Savior, and the power of The Holy Spirit!

So, yes, “Blessed are those who have not seen, yet believe.”

All two and a half billion of us.

Hopefully, this blog may reach and possibly add a few to our number!  

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